Palermo Shooting and The Music of Wim Wenders

Palermo Shooting

Director Wim Wenders has a new film coming out called Palermo Shooting starring Campino (from the long running German punk band Die Toten Hosen), Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Dennis Hopper, as well as long-time Wenders collaborator Lou Reed in a supporting role.

Music plays an important role in most Wenders films, and this one is no exception, the all-star soundtrack for Palermo Shooting features such varied and talented names as: Grinderman (Nick Cave), The Velvet Underground, Portishead, Iron & Wine, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Beirut, Jason Collet, Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney, Calexico and The Long Winters, just to name a few. The film is set to open in Germany on November 20, 2008 and as of yet has no scheduled US release date (that I am aware of). The soundtrack however is available now as an import over on for EUR 17,95.

In coordination with the German premiere of the Palermo Shooting, Wim Wenders is planning a career retrospective concert on December 3 at the Tempdrom in Berlin with Jason Collett, Bonnie Prince Billy, Lou Reed, Portishead, Nick Cave, Get Well Soon, Monta, and a 60 piece orchestra (Das Filmorchester Babelsberg). I just read that this event was cancelled, too bad because it sounded like it was going to be a pretty cool concert.

Palermo Shooting

Full Palermo Shooting tracklist after the jump.

Palermo Shooting Original Soundtrack
1. Grinderman – Dream (Song For Finn)
2. Get Well Soon – Busy Hope
3. Portishead – The Rip
4. Irmin Schmidt – Score 1 Accordeon
5. Iron & Wine – Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
6. The Long Winters – (It`s A) Departure
7. Calexico – The Black Light
8. The Velvet Underground – Some Kinda Love
9. Thom – Beds In The East
10. Monta – My Impropriety
11. Irmin Schmidt – Score 2 Das Fresco Thema
12. Beirut – Postcards From Italy
13. Fabrizio De AndrĂ© – Quello Che Non Ho
14. Jason Collet – We All Loose One Another
15. Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney – Torn & Brayed
16. Sibylle Baier – Let Us Know
17. Irmin Schmidt – Score 3 Cello
18. Rosa Balistreri – Quannu Moru
19. Grinderman – Song For Frank
20. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man – Mysteries
21. Get Well Soon – Good Friday