Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack Details Announced

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Wes Anderson's <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i> Soundtrack Details Announced

We’ve been patiently waiting for Wes Anderson’s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom. Set among the backdrop of 1960s New England, the film is a tale of young romance between Sam and Suzy as they run away together.

And it is without surprise that the soundtrack for the Anderson and Roman Coppola-penned flick features some pretty proficient artists. ABKCO Records will release the soundtrack to Moonrise Kingdom on May 22, just three days before the limited release of the film. The soundtrack now can be pre-ordered through Amazon.

The soundtrack includes the works of Leonard Bernstein, classical composer Benjamin Britten, the New York Philharmonic, Françoise Hardy and Hank Williams. Film composer Alexandre Desplat has lent an original suite to the film, which will also include percussion pieces from longtime Anderson collaborator and Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh.

Back in 2009 when ThisRecording asked Anderson if he ever hears a song and thinks, “I have have to have that in a movie?” Anderson responded, “Yeah, I do all the time.”

Check out some of the tracks used in the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom.

Françoise Hardy – Le Temps De L’amour

Benjamin Britten – Children’s Choir