One of the most buzzed about indie drama/comedies of the fall is Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro, and Sony’s released the details on the film’s catchy soundtrack which features tunes by Jessie J, Diane Warren, Stevie Wonder, Danny Elfman, and Alabama Shakes. Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack will be released on November 19, 2012 and is highlighted by the single “Silver Lining (Crazy ‘Bout You)” written by Diane Warren, sung by Jessie J, and inspired by the characters played by Cooper and Lawrence.
Says Warren: “I’m ecstatic about this song and this movie. I couldn’t think of a better person to record [the song] than Jessie. She’s not just one of the greatest singers of her time but one of the greatest singers I’ve ever worked with. I can’t wait until people hear her amazing vocal.”
“To be given the opportunity to work with such inspirational people such as Diane Warren and David O. Russell is a dream for any artist. I was humbled and honoured when asked to sing the soundtrack song for Silver Linings Playbook – something I have never done before and a treat for my fans while they are waiting for my second album. It’s a beautiful movie and I’m very blessed to be a part of it,” she said.
Silver Linings Playbook Soundtrack Track List:
1. Silver Lining Titles – Danny Elfman
2. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
3. Always Alright – Alabama Shakes
4. Unsquare Dance (Album Version) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet
5. Buffalo – Alt-J featuring Mountain Man
6. The Moon Of Manakoora – Les Paul & Mary Ford
7. Monster Mash – CrabCorps
8. Goodnight Moon – Ambrosia Parsley & The Elegant Too
9. Now I’m A Fool – Eagles Of Death Metal
10. Walking Home – Danny Elfman
11. Girl From The North Country (Album Version) – Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash
12. Silver Lining – Jessie J
13. Hey Big Brother – Rare Earth
14. Maria (Album Version) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet
This comedy drama won the People’s Choice Award when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is hotly tipped by critics for further awards. The movie is about a former high-school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who returns to his family home after months in a mental institution and tries to get his life back on track. He finds a new relationship with Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) to be full of pitfalls, as neither has broken free from a previous partner. Silver Linings Playbook has been especially praised for its sharp humour and outstanding performances from the leading actors Cooper (Hangover, Limitless) and Lawrence (The Hunger Games). The film also features a strong supporting cast, including Robert De Niro and the Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher.
Silver Linings Playbook is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Matthew Quick and was directed by David O. Russell, best known for The Fighter (2010) which gained him an Academy Award nomination as Best Director.
Source: Sony Music