Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What Goes Up Soundtrack — May 4

David Parker, co-producer of the What Goes Up Movie Soundtrack at Amherst Records, confirmed that the street date for the soundtrack will be the week of May 4. There will also be multiple release points such as iTunes and Amazon. The international release will follow immediately after.

"We know the actual shipping date will be next week," said Parker. "Our radio promo team is also working hard to make sure it receives play time on radio stations. It would be great if Hilary’s fans could start calling their favorite radio station and ask them to play “Any Other Day” by Hilary Duff, her brand new single from the What Goes Up soundtrack."

"Any Other Day" is an original single by Hilary Duff, which Robert Lawson wrote with her and Jonathan Glatzer. A :30 teaser of the opening was leaked on Monday, which prompted the producers and Parker to officially release another :30 seconds (above), after learning fans wanted to hear the teaser deeper into the song.

"The song came out great and was produced by one of the world’s top remixers, Richard Vission. I can’t wait to hear his remixes!"

Parker categorizes the soundtrack itself as what he thinks is one of the best compilations of artists to ever be released as it contains artists from the past, present and future. Why? Because they aren't just any artists.

In addition to "Any Other Day," the soundtrack features three never released songs by Innocent Bystanders, including “Kidz (Who Never Grew Up),” “Never Comin Back,” and “Teenage Moments.” Those songs accompany "Under Wraps," which was the band's breakout single in 2007.

"As with all things musical, the real excitement for me comes from being able to discover new young talent," Parker says. "And that is why I am so pleased that the director of the film, Jonathan Glatzer, and my co-producer, Tony Miranda, agreed that the song 'Under Wraps' by The Innocent Bystanders fit both thematically and musically in the movie. This song deserved much more attention."

The soundtrack also includes the UK's all-girl band Electrelane with four tracks — "You Make Me Weak At The Knees," "Cut And Run," "Two For Joy," and "Blue Straggler." Rounding out the mix is a 1999 digitally remastered version of David Bowie's hit "Heroes. "

Other artists include Roddy Bottum, Al Sgro & The Brendan Hines, Jeremy Wall, and Anthony "Tony" Miranda. Miranda is also one of the three executive producers associated with Three Kings, which produced the film.

Parker gave high marks to Miranda for his hard work and dedication. According to Parker, Miranda dazzled Amherst Records enough with “fills” for the soundtrack that the entire full length track was added to the CD.

"I think anyone who hears Tony's cut will be blown away," said Parker. " I mean it. Amherst Records has been presented with one of its most exciting projects ever thanks to everyone involved and thanks to Tony Miranda and James Hoke."

In total, there are 17 tracks from three labels — Amherst Records, EMI Records Ltd, and Too Pure Records Ltd.

"Can you imagine Hilary Duff and David Bowie on the same album?" asks Parker. "Then add in great artists like Electrelane; Jeremy Wall, who was a founding member of the pre-eminent jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra; and an entire score composed and recorded by Roddy Bottum from Faith No More."

The street date of the new soundtrack coincides with a special festival premiere of What Goes Up at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at the 3rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. The limited theatrical release of the film is scheduled for May, with the theatrical premiere and first run cities anticipated to be announced any day.


  1. What a great song!!! OMG! I love it! I can't wait!

  2. OMG! I love it too! Thanx to the people behind the movie for including the fans and letting us know the latest news. I can't wait to see this movie!


  3. It's a really great song. Who the f are the innocent bystanders? And from this it sounds like only one song of theirs is in the movie, but hey - we get 3 or 4 (?) on the soundtrack??? Sounds like someone's uncle works for the label. i'm sure hilary has ZERO to do with this. But truly great song and love everything else aboutwhat i've read so far! And for those not in the know - Steve Coogan is a f%*king genius!!! English dude. Love my Hils, but - check out Hamlet 2, he's also i n Tropic Thunder! Goodnight sweethearts!

  4. serious yo... i'm checkin out my boy coogan's new movie and he's not even mentioned. more about the guy from the record label than about hils or any of the other like ACTUALLY talented people on the movie here. dig it. will see it but don't spin me, son!!

  5. Anon 1 & 2,

    Thanks so much! We're glad you like the music.

    Abbotkid and Gillie,

    The Innocent Bystanders are a solid up-and-coming group. The new tracks will be a great introduction for you.

    We also think you'll feel differently when Steve Coogan's interview comes out. Great to hear some Steve Coogan fans are on board! We also have filmed interviews and clips coming out very soon.

    The Insider Team

  6. You guys planning to go on Myspace & Twitter with the movie?

  7. Hey Naja,

    We'll be on Twitter this weekend. There is a lot of chatter about the film and the cast members. We'd be foolish not too.

    I'll be discussing MySpace today with one of our team members today.


  8. Naja,

    The background will be up later this weekend. Anyone else on Twitter is welcome to follow us and be followed there.

    The Insider Team

  9. love it !!! can't wait to here the complete version !!!!

  10. OMG!! i love it!!!
    can't wait to see the movie!!!

  11. Seven days never felt so long. :) Glad everyone is loving it!