Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax Releases North Country - Music From The Motion Picture

Album of Music from Searing Social Drama Features Brand-New Song by Bob Dylan, Classic Dylan Tracks, Covers & More

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'North Country,' A Warner Bros. Pictures Film, Opens Nationwide Today


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax has released North Country -- Music From The Motion Picture, an album of songs featured in the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Motion Picture, "North Country," starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, and Woody Harrelson.

"North Country," directed by Niki Caro ("Whale Rider"), opens nationwide on Friday, October 21.

North Country -- Music From The Motion Picture centers around the songs of Bob Dylan (who was born and raised in the Minnesota Iron Range) and premieres a brand-new Dylan song, "Tell Ol' Bill." Other classic Dylan recordings featured on the album include "Lay Lady Lady," "Sweetheart Like You," and "Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)" as well as two rare covers of Dylan songs: "Girl Of The North Country," a 1968 recording by 12-string guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke (a Minnesota resident since the late '60s), and "Paths Of Victory," a seldom heard early Dylan composition, performed by the avant-indie singer/songwriter Cat Power.

Rounding out the album are classic songs -- "Werewolves Of London" by Warren Zevon, Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes," "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)" by the Bellamy Brothers and Mac Davis' "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" -- and three pieces ("North Country," "A Saturday In My Classroom," and "Standing Up") from the film's score by composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

Based on a true story, "North Country" is inspired by the book "Class Action: The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law," by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler.

Josey Aimes (played by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron), a single mother with two children, returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage. Seeking work in the iron mines, the predominant source of employment in the region, she finds a male-dominated world where the last thing the miners want is women competing for scarce jobs, women who, according to long-held chauvinistic attitudes, have no business blasting rock or driving trucks. The few women who manage to get jobs in the mines are subjected to pornographic taunts and brutality from a work-force threatened by their very presence.

"North Country" is the story of how one woman pioneered and won the first sexual harassment class action suit in the United States, a legal milestone that immeasurably improved working conditions for American women.

  North Country -- Music From The Motion Picture

   1.   North Country                       Gustavo Santaolalla
   2.   Girl Of The North Country           Leo Kottke
   3.   Tell Ol' Bill                       Bob Dylan
   4.   Werewolves Of London                Warren Zevon
   5.   Bette Davis Eyes                    Kim Carnes
   6.   If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body
         (Would You Hold It Against Me)     The Bellamy Brothers
   7.   Lay Lady Lady                       Bob Dylan
   8.   A Saturday In My Classroom          Gustavo Santaolalla
   9.   Sweetheart Like You                 Bob Dylan
  10.   Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me         Mac Davis
  11.   Do Right To Me Baby
         (Do Unto Others)                   Bob Dylan
  12.   Standing Up                         Gustavo Santaolalla
  13.   Paths Of Victory                    Cat Power

SOURCE: Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax

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