Earlier today we learned that Madonna was on hand last night for the NYC premiere of her directorial debut film W.E. and today we learn that the official motion picture soundtrack for the film is due for release next Tuesday January 31. Along with the press release announcement, we get to check out the official album cover for the W.E. soundtrack. It should be reiterated that the soundtrack to W.E. will include the new Madonna song Masterpiece, which recently won the Golden Globe award for Best Original Song. Click below to see the album cover and read all the deets about the W.E. soundtrack.
The Golden Globe nominated music from Madonna’s upcoming film W.E. composed, orchestrated and produced by Abel Korzeniowski , which also includes Madonna’s Golden Globe award winning song “Masterpiece”, is scheduled to be released digitally on Interscope Records on January 31st, it was announced today. W.E. which was directed, co written and produced by Madonna and distributed by The Weinstein Company is scheduled to be released in February. The score was recorded in April 2011 at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London with a 60-piece orchestra conducted by Terry Davies including piano, violin and viola solos. The Polish born Los Angeles based Korzeniowski previously wrote the original score for the Tom Ford film A Single Man for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination. “The prevailing sense of obsession was what inspired me in W.E. — the irrational compulsion to sacrifice everything and anything for love – a love that could easily be just an illusion. In my music, I wanted to reflect those powerful and conflicting emotions through a web of melodic themes, which relentlessly repeat and constantly swing between despair and sorrow, and hope and joy,” commented Korzeniowski. “W.E.” tells the story of American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and England’s King Edward (James D’Arcy) who abdicated his thrown to be with the woman he loved. It is considered one of the greatest love stories of the 20th century. The story is told through the eyes of a modern day New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abby Cornish). Composer Korzeniowski masterfully and seamlessly bridged the two unique worlds of Europe in the 30’s and 40’s and the contemporary Manhattan environment of a woman lost in her dreams of the perfect love. In addition to Korzeniowski’s magnificent score, the soundtrack includes the original song “Masterpiece” composed by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry and sung by Madonna which is played during the end credits of the film. It will also be included on Madonna’s upcoming solo album for Interscope, MDNA, which is scheduled for release this spring.
Except for a few exceptions, I am not really a fan of soundtrack score albums. I prefer my instrumental music to come from Classical composers … but the inclusion of Masterpiece means that this particular soundtrack score is MUST OWN for me. The release of this soundtrack score will be the unofficial launch of Madonna’s new era of music … so I’m excited. The soundtrack comes out next week, ahead of the film’s debut in theaters. WE are going to get a whole lotta W.E. very soon :)