Andy Bell has recorded a track for an album of songs inspired by the forthcoming ‘Eddie The Eagle’ movie which has been curated by Take That star Gary Barlow alongside his own soundtrack for the film.
Holly Johnson – Ascension / Howard Jones – Eagle Will Fly Again / Marc Almond – Out Of The Sky / Tony Hadley – Moment / Midge Ure – Touching Hearts and Skies / Nik Kershaw – The Sky’s The Limit / ABC – Living Inside My Heart / Kim Wilde – Without Your Love / Andy Bell – Fly / Go West – Determination / Heaven 17 – Pray / Paul Young – People Like You / Taron Egerton & Hugh Jackman – Thrill Me
Here are more details from the album press release:
“‘Fly’ (Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle), is set for release on 18th March 2016 through Universal Music. The album, the brainchild of Take That’s Gary Barlow, is the ultimate 80’s homage featuring some of the biggest stars from this incredible period in pop music history. An album of new studio recordings and original songs which perfectly capture the mood of the era and the struggles faced by Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards and his quest for Olympic stardom.
Reading like a Who’s Who of the 80’s charts, the album features brand new songs from Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, ABC, Go West, Howard Jones and Heaven 17. The stars of the film Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton have also recorded a very special duet, ‘Thrill Me’ written by Gary Barlow and OMD’s Andy McCluskey which will also feature on the album.
Gary Barlow, one of the UK’s most successful and well-respected singer-songwriters, had a call from the film’s producer, Matthew Vaughn in December 2014.
“He was raving about the next movie he was going to make… the life story of Eddie Edwards. When he started reeling off about the script, the actors and, best of all, that he wanted all the music to be faithful to the original decade of the story, the 1980s, I knew I had to be involved. Then after having seen the film I was even more excited.””
‘Fly (Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle)’ will be released on March 18th and the film ‘Eddie The Eagle’ will be released in the UK on April 1st.