SH-K-BOOM RECORDS UNVEILS “THE LAST FIVE YEARS” ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE FEBRUARY 10
Sh-K-Boom Records has announced the release of THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), the musical companion to the eagerly anticipated RADiUS-TWC film. THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) will be available beginning Tuesday, February 10; The Last Five Years arrives in theatres and VOD on Friday, February 13.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) stars Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, Into The Woods) and Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of 3x Tony Award® winner Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed musical written for the screen and directed by Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, Behind The Candelabra). The 14 track collection features nine songs sung by Kendrick, who scored a 3x RIAA platinum certified, top 10 hit with 2013’s “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone).” The “Cups” companion video also proved an undeniable online phenom with more than 168 million page views and counting. The album was produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester and Richard LaGravenese, executive produced by Steve Norman, Lauren Versel and Janet Brenner, with new orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) follows Sh-K-Boom Records’ best-selling THE LAST FIVE YEARS (PREMIERE CAST RECORDING), the Grammy and Drama Desk Award-winning label’s first-ever cast album released in 2002.
“Releasing this record is like coming full circle for our label,” says Grammy Award winning producer and president of Sh-K-Boom Records Kurt Deutsch. “The first cast album we ever released was the original off-Broadway recording of The Last Five Years, so this material has been very close to our hearts and souls, and it makes perfect sense that it would be the first film we ever produced. We are incredibly fortunate to have these amazing artists be a part of this project. It’s a dream come true.”
Funny, passionate, and exuberantly romantic, The Last Five Years takes an intimate look at one young New York City couple’s half-decade relationship, telling their story almost entirely through song. Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning book and score – first produced Off Broadway in 2002 – is a wonder of invention and originality, blending complex character and creative chronology to illuminate the couple’s multifaceted emotions and constantly shifting feelings towards each other.
The Last Five Years had its world premiere earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, earning critical applause from all corners. “The best stage-to-film musical adaptation of the entire post-Chicago boomlet,” decreed the Boston Globe, hailing Kendrick to be “the first bona fide movie-musical star of her generation.” “A return to the sort of musical that was popular in Hollywood during the genre’s Golden Age,” declared The Hollywood Reporter, while Variety simply raved, “(The Last Five Years) sounds fantastic.” The film’s trailer is streaming now at www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FKjLJZdycI.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
Release Date: February 10th, 2015
- Still Hurting – performed by Anna Kendrick
- Shiksa Goddess – performed by Jeremy Jordan
- See I’m Smiling – performed by Anna Kendrick
- Moving Too Fast – performed by Jeremy Jordan
- A Part Of That – performed by Anna Kendrick
- The Schmuel Song – performed by Jeremy Jordan
- A Summer In Ohio – performed by Anna Kendrick
- The Next Ten Minutes – performed by Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan
- A Miracle Would Happen / When You Come Home To Me – performed by Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan
- Climbing Uphill – performed by Anna Kendrick
- If I Didn’t Believe In You – performed by Jeremy Jordan
- I Can Do Better Than That – performed by Anna Kendrick
- Nobody Needs To Know – performed by Jeremy Jordan
- Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Could Never Rescue You – performed by Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 15 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch and three time Tony Award nominee Sherie Rene Scott, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won two Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon and In the Heights) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCRs of the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.
Other notable recent releases include the 2014 “Best Score” Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, plus the OBCR’s of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label has also contiues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationship with Michael John LaChiusa (Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish), Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the upcoming film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com