Compilation Album On 3LP Set!
Wim's - Driven By Music is a compilation featuring many of Wim Wenders' musical companions and friends.
2015 was a year of anniversaries and honors for Wim Wenders, a year full of photography exhibitions and film retrospectives, a year with a big round birthday milestone right at its center, and Wim's 70th birthday. A group of admiring co-conspirators threw in together to make him a very special birthday gift, a triple-LP record album on time-honored vinyl, full of songs that harbor a deep connection to Wim Wenders, to his life and his work. The album bears the title Wim's - Driven By Music and is a compilation featuring many of Wim's musical companions and friends.
The idea arose out of Wim Wenders's circle of friends and immediate family to give the filmmaker, notorious for his passion for music, a very special gift for his birthday, by presenting him with a record on vinyl produced especially for him. To make this idea a reality, various bands, musicians, and artists, friends of Wim's, were asked whether they would like to contribute one of their songs to this birthday album. Among these pieces there are some that have already appeared on soundtracks to several Wenders films, though there are also new mixes of songs or entirely new ones here, which can only be heard on the album Wim's - Driven By Music.
Over the entire time, his friends had to go to great lengths to make sure the project remained top secret. Wisely avoiding the project name "Operation Birthday Album", they opted instead to fly under the radar with the purposely snore-inducing tag "Music Rights Clarification III" -- the only thing that may not have escaped his notice entirely, though a phrase that was meant to communicate as much ennui as possible, in order not to arouse any curiosity in case someone left a file lying around somewhere.
The 3LP set is housed in inner sleeves inserted into a gold embossed triple gatefold jacket. Liner notes are from Nick Cave, Calexico, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bono (U2), Irmin Schmidt (Can), Mark Oliver Everett (The Eels), Jun Miyake, Laurent Petitgand, amongst others.
Artists include Portishead, Calexico, Jürgen Knieper, Crime & The City Solution, Bryan Ferry, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ry Cooder, Texas, Irmin Schmidt, New World Renaissance Band, BAP, Axel Linstädt, Get Well Soon, Lou Reed, Sibylle Baier, Mick Harvey, Die Toten Hosen, U2, Travis, Patti Smith, Thom, Monta, The Eels, Lovegrove, Pal Flata, Sqürl, Radiohead, Laurent Petitgand, Roxy Music, Can, Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave, And The Golden Choir, Pieta Brown, Lovegrove, Gemma Ray, Jun Miyake, and Wim (the band).
• Limited Edition - 5000 Copies Worldwide
• 3LP Set
• Gold embossed triple gatefold jacket
• Inner sleeves
1. Portishead - The Rip
2. Calexico - El Morro
3. Jürgen Knieper - Der Himmel Über Berlin (Theme)
4. Crime & The City Solution - Goddess
5. Bryan Ferry - Falling In Love Again
6. Bonnie Prince Billy - Cal's Song
1. Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas (Theme)
2. Texas - I Dont Want A Lover
3. Irmin Schmidt - Flavia's Theme
4. New World Renaissance Band - La Prima Vez
5. BAP - Diego Paz Wohr Nüngzehn
6. Axel Linstädt - Nine Feet Over The Tarmac
1. Get Well Soon - The Survivors
2. Lou Reed - Whats Good
3. Sibylle Baier - Wim
4. Mick Harvey - The Songs That You Left
5. Die Toten Hosen - Wofür Man Lebt (Remix)
6. U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close)
7. Travis - Idlewild
1. Patti Smith - Wings
2. Thom - Rooftop
3. Monta - When The Cold Wind
4. The Eels - Souljacker Pt. I
5. Lovegrove - Renegade Queen (feat. Pal Flata)
6. Sqürl - Francine Says
1. Radiohead - Karma Police
2. Laurent Petitgand - Silver Lining
3. Roxy Music - Bitter Sweet
4. Can - Last Night Sleep
5. Laurie Anderson - Tightrope
6. Nick Cave - Into My Arms
1. And The Golden Choir - The Queen Of Snow
2. Pieta Brown - Drifter
3. Lovegrove - Halfway To Paradise (feat. Gemma Ray)
4. Jun Miyake - Building Man
5. Irmin Schmidt - Strange Luck
6. Wim (the band) - Betty