“City of Angels” Superstar Soundtrack Features New Songs by Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls

CNN (1998-03-06)

“Music From the Motion Picture `City
of Angels,’” set for release March 31 on Warner Sunset/Reprise
Records, highlights a captivating collection of songs from some
of today’s most celebrated superstars and features new material
from such top artists as Alanis Morissette, the Goo Goo Dolls
and Peter Gabriel, as well as key tracks by U2, Paula Cole, Eric
Clapton, Sarah McLachlan and others.

Standout selections from “Music From the Motion Picture `City
of Angels’” include “Uninvited,” written and performed by
Alanis Morissette and her first new recording since her
multiplatinum debut album “Jagged Little Pill”; “Iris,” by the
Goo Goo Dolls, who burst onto the scene last year with their
double-platinum album “A Boy Named Goo,” featuring the hit
singles “Name,” “Naked” and “A Long Way Down”; and “I
Grieve,” the first new solo recording from rock icon Peter
Gabriel since 1994.

Also among the 14 extraordinary tracks that comprise “Music
From the Motion Picture `City of Angels’” are the album’s debut
single, a specially remixed version of “If God Will Send His
Angels” by U2; “Feelin’ Love” by Grammy Award winner Paula
Cole; “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan; “I Know” from Jude; Eric
Clapton’s “Further On Up the Road”; and classic tracks by Jimi
Hendrix (“Red House”) and John Lee Hooker (“Mama, You Got
a Daughter”).

Four selections from “City of Angels” soundtrack composer
Gabriel Yared, known for his Academy Award- and Grammy
Award-winning work on “The English Patient,” complete the
“City of Angels” album.

Commenting on their musical participation in the “City of
Angels” soundtrack, key artists reflected a fascination, both with
the film’s subject matter and the expressive possibilities of
reflecting its themes musically.

Remarked Alanis Morissette, “It’s inspiring to see a movie that
addresses some of our biggest questions, and I couldn’t help but
write the song.”

“What moved me most about the film,” commented John Rzeznik
of the Goo Goo Dolls, “was how it presented a metaphor of the
defenses we develop to protect ourselves and how taking a leap
or risk is so important to really live … to really be alive.”

Sarah McLachlan was also drawn to the film’s potent emotional
pull. “It’s a beautiful, romantic story,” she enthused, “that pulls at
all the right heart strings. I loved it!”

“Music From the Motion Picture `City of Angels’” is produced
by Danny Bramson, senior vice president of soundtrack
development for Warner Bros. Records Inc. Bramson also
served as the film’s music supervisor. Gary Lemel and Doug
Frank serve as executives in charge of music for Warner Sunset.

“City of Angels,” opening nationwide on April 10, is a story of
romance and desire starring Academy Award winner Nicolas
Cage and two-time Golden Globe nominee Meg Ryan.

Warner Bros. Presents, in Association with Regency
Enterprises, an Atlas Entertainment Production of a Brad
Silberling Film: Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan in “City of
Angels,” starring Dennis Franz and Andre Braugher. The music
is by Gabriel Yared. The co-producers are Kelley Smith-Wait
and Douglas Segal.

The film is edited by Lynzee Klingman, A.C.E.; the production
designer is Lilly Kilvert; and the director of photography is John
Seale, A.S.C., A.C.S. The executive producers are Arnon
Milchan, Robert Cavallo and Charles Newirth. The screenplay
is by Dana Stevens.

“City of Angels” is produced by Dawn Steel and Charles Roven,
and is directed by Brad Silberling. It is distributed by Warner
Bros., A Time Warner Entertainment Company.

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