The The – Moonbug soundtrack
Here’s the cover to the new release by The The aka Matt Johnson who I collaborated with on my new album, covering one of his old songs in the process. This release – the soundtrack to the Nicola Bruce film ‘Moonbug’ – is all new music, although the keen-eared will have heard snatches of it via the monthly Cinéola podcasts in 2010.
The 17 tracks accompany the journey of photographer Steve Pyke, whose mission was to photograph every man who ever walked on the moon. I saw the film back in the Autumn of 2011 and it’s a fascinating documentary and Steve’s stunning photos capture the different men’s ageing faces and bring to mind the surface of the moon on occasion. These are included in the booklet that comes bound into the hardback CD book of the soundtrack along with an interview, conducted by Matt, about the journey.
The CD is available from the freshly revamped TheThe.com website from March 1st as an exclusive for 3 months before regular retail shops get it. It’s no.2 in an ongoing series of book-bound CDs covering soundtracks, archive material, cover versions and more to come, at least one of which will feature my ‘Deep Space’ mix of ‘GIANT’.