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Jennifer • Feb 19, 2008 • Films, Other

PENELOPE IS A MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE LIKE NO OTHER

LAKESHORE RECORDS RELEASES THE SOUNDTRACK FOR
PENELOPE, COMPOSED BY JOBY TALBOT
WITH ORIGINAL SONGS BY DEVOTCHKA AND MEIKO

(February 18, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for PENELOPE on February 19th. The album features original music by Joby Talbot (THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY) and features songs by Devotchka, Meiko, and The Secret 6. The film was a surprise hit on the film festival circuit last year.

Composer Joby Talbot began writing and performing in the 90s as part of the UK pop group The Divine Comedy (with Neil Hannon). He produced 7 albums for The Divine Comedy, including Ute Lemper’s acclaimed album “Punishing Kiss”. Talbot’s work has also appealed to Europe’s top choreographers including Wayne McGregor with whom Talbot collaborated on “Chroma” for the Royal Ballet and “Genus” for the Paris Opera Ballet.

Penelope (Christina Ricci) is a lovely young woman cursed with a pig’s snout for a nose. Her parents (Catherine O’Hara and Richard E. Grant) have kept her practically a prisoner in her house because of this. Potential suitors would often take the shortest route out of her house after seeing her nose, which often means through the second story window. Max (James McAvoy) has been hired by a paparazzi style journalist to pose as a suitor and sniff out the story. The film also stars Academy Awardâ„¢ winner Reese Witherspoon who is also one of the producers of the film.

Track listing:

01. The Story Of The Curse – Part 1 – Joby Talbot
02. The Story Of The Curse – Part 2 – Joby Talbot
03. Waking Life – Schuyler Fisk and Dave Bassett
04. The Piano Song – Meiko
05. Penelope Breaks Free – Joby Talbot
06. Fairground – Joby Talbot
07. Give In – The Secret 6
08. Queen of Surface Streets – Devotchka
09. String of Blinking Lights – Paper Moon
10. The Wedding – Joby Talbot
11. Ageless Beauty – Stars
12. The Kiss – Joby Talbot
13. Hoppipolla – Wenzel Templeton & Robert Pegg
14. Your Disguise – James Greenspun

PENELOPE will be in theaters on February 29. The Lakeshore Records recording will be available on February 19, 2008. You can check out the soundtrack at Myspace.

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