Bono, Joe Cocker and the lovely Evan Rachel Wood put their own spins on classic Beatles songs in Across the Universe and its soundtrack, due September 18 via Interscope. The film, as many already know, opens four days earlier, September 14, in select theaters.
Beginning with over 200 songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, as well as George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the filmmakers eventually chose 30 songs that they felt best told the story of a generation. A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s, turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n' roll, Across The Universe is centered on characters heard in those songs, with the lyrics often part of the dialogue. Utilizing live action plus animation and digital effects, Across The Universe moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to Greenwich Village, the riot-torn streets of Detroit to Vietnam.
Evan Rachel Wood performs Blackbird, Because, Dear Prudence, Hold Me Tight and If I Fell songs in the film.
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