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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ White Lunar album released today

White Lunar, a compilation of film music Nick Cave & Warren Ellis did for several features and documentaries, has been released today. The album has six tracks from The Road and four from The Assassination of Jesse James. More info below.

This is “The Road,” track 12 on the first CD:


CD1 Tracks 1-4: from The Assassination of Jesse James
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Script by Andrew Dominik. Film directed by Andrew Dominik.

CD1 Tracks 5-11: from The Proposition
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Script by Nick Cave. Film directed by John Hillcoat.

CD1 Tracks 12-17: from The Road
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Directed by John Hillcoat. Based on the book by Cormac MacCarthy

CD2 Tracks 1-3, 12, 15, 16: from The Girls of Phnom Penh
A film by Matthew Watson.

CD2 Tracks 6-11: from The English Surgeon
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Film by Geoffrey Smith

CD2 Tracks 4-5 & 13-14: from The Vaults
These tracks are from the Cave/Ellis vaults/archives

Disc 1
1. Song For Jesse
2. Moving On
3. What Must Be Done
4. Song For Bob
5. Happy Land
6. The Proposition #1
7. Road To Banyon
8. The Rider #2
9. Martha’s Dream
10. Gun Thing
11. The Rider Song
12. The Road
13. The Mother
14. The Father
15. The Beach
16. The Journey
17. The Boy

Disc 2
1. Srey Leak
2. Me Nea
3. Rom
4. Halo
5. Zanstra
6. Black Silk (Suture)
7. Brain Retractor
8. Dandy Brain Cannula
9. Rat’s Tooth Forcepts
10. Kerrison’s Punch
11. Micro Sucker
12. Window
13. Daedalus
14. Magma
15. Cheata
16. Sorya Market

The Road – a portion of Nick Cave’s score played on BBC4

theroad12Rebecca Jones, the arts correspondent at BBC4, talked to Joe Penhall, who adapted The Road for the big screen, and played a portion of the score Nick Cave wrote for the film.

Cave previously worked with director John Hillcoat on The Proposition, the Australian western starring Guy Pearce and Ray Winstone, for which he wrote the script as well as the score.

Also included in Jones’ report are a few audio clips from Irish writer John Banville, who won the MAN Booker Prize in 2005 for his novel The Sea and is a fan of the book, and from Cormac McCarthy himself.

You can hear it here.