Following Pearl Jam’s triumphant Hyde Park gig this summer, vocalist/guitarist Eddie Vedder writes and performs the new track ‘Better Days’, the first single from the soundtrack for the new film ‘Eat Pray Love’.
The single and ‘Eat Pray Love’ soundtrack will be released on September 20th, while the Julia Roberts starring film adaptation of the best selling Elizabeth Gilbert novel opens in the UK on September 24th.
Continuing in the same vein as ‘Just Breathe’ from Pearl Jam’s 2009 album ‘Backspacer’, ‘Better Days’ shows a softer – yet just as accomplished – side to Vedder and his songwriting.
Taking inspiration from world music, the track’s globetrotting feel fits perfectly with the theme of the movie, which sees Julia Roberts’ character sets out on a voyage of self-discovery through Italy, India and Bali.
'Better Days' follows Vedder’s 2007 solo album ‘Into The Wild’, which served as the soundtrack to the Sean Penn directed film of the same name.
The soundtrack for ‘Eat Pray Love’ also features ‘The Long Road’, a song originally featured on the ‘Dead Man Walking’ soundtrack and for which Vedder collaborated with the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Music by Marvin Gaye, Neil Young, Bebél Gilberto, João Gilberto, Josh Rouse and Dario Marianelli is also featured on the ‘Eat Pray Love’ soundtrack.
The film is directed by Ryan Murphy, co-produced by Brad Pitt and also stars Javier Bardem.
The tracklisting for the ‘Eat Pray Love’ OST is as follows:
1. ‘Flight Attendant’ - Josh Rouse
2. ‘Last Tango In Paris (Suite Pt. 2)’ - Gato Barbieri
3. ‘Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)’ - Sly & The Family Stone
4. ‘Der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen’ from "Die Zauberflöte (The Magic
Flute)" - Wiener Philharmoniker, George Solti Conductor
5. ‘Heart Of Gold’ - Neil Young
6. ‘Kaliyugavaradana’ - U. Srinivas
7. ‘The Long Road’ - Eddie Vedder, with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
8. ‘Harvest Moon’ - Neil Young
9. ‘Samba Da Bençáo’ - Bebél Gilberto
10. ‘Wave’ - João Gilberto
11. ‘Got To Give It Up (Part 1)’ - Marvin Gaye
12. '’S Wonderful’ - João Gilberto
13. ‘Better Days’ - Eddie Vedder
14. ‘Attraversiamo’ - Dario Marianelli