Welcome to The Bigtop, a movie-musical written by Devon Reed. From what I know about it, the film, which is set to be released in early 2008, centers on the life of Vincent O'Malley, a young man who runs away with the circus only to become consumed by his desire for power and the love of a woman. Ahhh...who can't connect their own life with that storyline?
To accompany the movie-musical, Devon has written an entire soundtrack of songs, titled Songs from the Bigtop, that is available digitally now via iTunes, and which will be available to order physically February 5th, 2008. Considering the fact that it's an independent (seemingly low-budget) production, he's recruited quite a talented roster of artists to perform the songs he's written. Here's the track listing:
1. Lisa Germano - MagicHe has this to say about his choices: “Each artist was a different story but, in general, I was a fan before I became a collaborator. Also, we tried to assign proper tracks to people. So wistful, playful artists got songs we wanted to be wistful and playful and the rocking tracks went to bands that could do them justice.” Enjoy the following tracks and remember to look for the movie early next year.
2. The Clientele - Your Song
3. Michael Leviton - I Only Want the Sky
4. Damien Jurado - Ashes
5. Matthew Sweet - Wild
6. Tullycraft - The Girl Who’s Above Us
7. Howe Gelb - Falling In Love
8. The Owls - I Just Can’t Keep Up
9. Communique - Way to Walk
10. Marbles - Something, Nothing, Everything
11. Eleventh Dream Day - Planning My Escape
12. Doug Martsch - Cracked and Crazed
13. The Sprites - Patience
Michael Leviton - I Only Want The Sky : Songs From the Bigtop
Damien Jurado - Ashes : Songs From the Bigtop
More Circus Fun!
More Circus Fun!
Say Hi To Your Mom - Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks : Numbers & Mumbles
The Decemberists - My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist : Five Songs
Page France - Circus Head (Nobody Knows) : ...and the Family Telephone
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown : Legends