Last year, before news of his GPS voice over (what ever happened to that?) and Christmas album, Bob Dylan made headlines for his decision to soundtrack the new, Renée Zellweger and Forest Whitaker-starring film My Own Love Song.
Now for non-Dylanologists out there, it’s important to note that this same film that ultimately led to his 2009 Grammy Award-winning album Together Through Life. If you remember, Dylan has so much fun recording the soundtrack that he decided to keep create his own new studio LP.
Not surprising, the soundtrack is heavy in material from those studio sessions. Not only does it feature several selections that originally appeared on Together Through Life, but it also includes 16 previously unreleased originals recorded during that same time frame. Titles include “Life Is Hard”, “Driving South”, “Bumble Bee”, and “Sweeping The Floor”.
So, to recap, My Own Love Song includes both old and new Dylan, all of which came from the same studio sessions. Got all that? Because it gets way more interesting.
The soundtrack also hears a number of the film’s stars covering the singer/songwriter. Whitaker and Georges Drakoulias both offer their own renditions of “What Good Am I?”, and Don Sparks sings “I Believe In You”. Zellweger has the honors of debuting the aforementioned “Life Is Hard”, as well as covering Woodie Guthrie’s classic “This Land Is Your Land.
Thanks to a pair of recently debuted clips (via TFB), you can preview both of Zellweger’s covers below. We also included the complete tracklisting of the film’s soundtrack so you can see just how massive of an undertaking this turned out to be. My Own Love Song is scheduled to premiere on April 7th. No word on when the soundtrack will be released.
My Own Love Song Soundtrack Tracklist:
Bob Dylan – Forgetful Heart (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – Life Is Hard (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – Sweeping The Floor (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Bumble Bee (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Jane’s Lament (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Joey’s Theme (Dylan) *
Ron Eaton – Preludes, Opus 28 #6 in b Minor (Chopin)
Bob Dylan – I Feel A Change Coming On (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – Driving South (Dylan) *
Georges Drakoulias – What Good Am I (Dylan)
Forest Whitaker – What Good Am I (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – Back Alley (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Snow Falling (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Billie #30 (Dylan) *
Chopin Nocturne 7
Renee Zellweger – Precious Angel (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – Road Weary (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Click Clack (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Life Is Hard (Dylan) (instrumental)
Bob Dylan – Robbie Robert’s Lament (Dylan) *
Robert Johnson – Me And The Devil Blues
Bob Dylan – New Orleans Drums (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Janet’s Step (Dylan) *
Source Music – Late Night Blues For Leroy Carr
Ron Eaton – Preludes, Opus 28 #4 in e Minor (Chopin)
Don Sparks – I Believe In You
Bob Dylan – Swingin’ (Dylan) *
Bob Dylan – Blues Club (Playback) (Dylan) *
Renee Zellweger – This Land Is Your Land
Bob Dylan – It’s All Good (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – East Texas (Dylan) *
The Bourbon Street Stompers – Down By The Riverside
Georges Darkoulias – What Good Am I (Dylan)
Ron Eaton – Preludes, Opus 28 #15 in Db Major (Chopin)
Renee Zellweger – Life Is Hard (Dylan)
Bob Dylan – Beyond Here Lies Nothing (Dylan)
* = New Song