THE IDENTICAL: ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE RE-RELEASES TODAY
Double-Disc Soundtrack Coincides with Release of The Identical Home Video
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 13, 2015) – City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution are pleased to announce the re-release of The Identical: Original Music from the Motion Picture, on CD January 13, 2015, to coincide with the release date of The Identical home video, which is available today on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD & DVD. The double-disc album features 29 tracks, including 22 original songs, from such standout artists as House of Peace, Blake Rayne, The Morph Kings, Darcey & Mo and The Ricky Reece Band, along with an original score by Christopher Carmichael and Klaus Badelt (Seven Days in Utopia, Shanghai Calling).
The film features an all star ensemble cast, including Ashley Judd (Dolphin Tale 2, Divergent), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Field of Dreams), Seth Green (Austin Powers, Family Guy), Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix), Brian Geraghty (Ray Donovan, Seven Days in Utopia, The Hurt Locker), Erin Cottrell (the Love Comes Softly series), Amanda Crew (Charlie St. Cloud), and introduces the multi-talented Blake Rayne in the dual roles of Drexel Hemsley and Ryan Wade, twin brothers separated at birth. Drexel emerges from crushing poverty to become an iconic 50’s rock ‘n’ roll star, while Ryan is raised as the straight-laced son of a Southern preacher. The characters’ diverse lifestyles offer Rayne an incredible platform to display both his acting and singing chops.
Creating an engaging original soundtrack designed to replicate three of the most creative decades of pop music, including the birth and development of rock ‘n’ roll would be a Herculean task for most producers. Fortunately, producer Yochanan Marcellino didn’t have to look far to find a visionary record producer who was instrumental in the development of the music of those decades. Yochanan’s father, Jerry Marcellino, produced many of Motown’s top artists during the 1970s, including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Lionel Richie & the Commodores and Smokey Robinson, earning 17 Gold albums, 6 Gold Singles and 3 Platinum albums. The father and son team joined forces to create a compelling movie soundtrack.
Newcomer Blake Rayne takes center stage on the album, performing 12 of the project’s 29 songs, including the Elvis inspired, hip-swiveler “Boogie Woogie Rock and Roll,” the Jerry Lee Lewis inspired “Bee Boppin’ Baby,” the lovely and romantic “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” and the driving, rock ‘n’ roller “G.I.R.L.S.”
While Rayne delivers as the film’s frontman, there is plenty of additional great music on the two-disc soundtrack. Ricky Reece, who may be one of the world’s fastest mandolin players, delivers the scorching bluegrass number, appropriately titled “Burnin’ Rubber.” Blues/boogie band The Morph Kings, contributes a half-dozen original tunes to the project, including the old-school boogie of “Mellow Down Easy,” a Stevie Ray Vaughn-esque rocker called “I’m Gonna Die Tryin'” and the moody bluesy “Strange Love.” No exploration of the music of the era would be complete without a little soul. Enter the duo of Darcey & Mo with the teen idol heartthrob tune “Angel of Mine,” a funky re-imagining of the Ringo Starr classic, “It Don’t Come Easy,” and rollicking big band rockers, “Don’t Cha Just Walk By Me” and “You Gotta Get Up.” Add in the stirring symphonic score by composers Christopher Carmichael and Klaus Badelt, and this double disc soundtrack offers up more than 90 minutes of incredible music.
The Identical: Original Music from the Motion Picture is available now both digitally and on CD from City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. For more information on The Identical: Original Music from the Motion Picture or The Identical DVD and Blu-ray visit theidenticalmovie.com or like on Facebook at facebook.com/IdenticalMovie.
Format – Multi Disc
Multi Disc UPC – 677797005725
SRP – $16.99
Genre – STSTXX
- Mellow Down Easy – The Morph Kings
- Don’t Cha Just Walk By Me – Darcey & Mo
- Boogie Woogie Rock And Roll – Blake Rayne
- Burnin’ Rubber – The Ricky Reece Band
- You Gotta Get Up – Darcey & Mo
- Angel Of Mine – Darcey & Mo
- Bee Boppin’ Baby – Blake Rayne
- Great Big Love – Blake Rayne
- Building My World Around You – Blake Rayne
- Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight – Blake Rayne
- Sunrise Surfin’ – Blake Rayne
- I’m Gonna Die Tryin’ – The Morph Kings
- Calling (I Feel I Know You Theme) – Christopher Carmichael/Klaus Badelt
- Jenny (Angel Of Mine Theme) – Christopher Carmichael/Klaus Badelt
- Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight (Overlay) – Christopher Carmichael/Klaus Badelt
- Gypsy Man – Blake Rayne
- Born For A Reason – The Morph Kings
- Nashville Tonight – Blake Rayne
- I Feel I Know You – Blake Rayne
- City Lights – Blake Rayne
- Strange Love – The Morph Kings
- Better Man – Blake Rayne & The Morph Kings
- Sumthen Boucha – The Morph Kings
- It Don’t Come Easy – Darcey & Mo
- G.I.R.L.S. – Blake Rayne
- Everybody Knows It – The Morph Kings
- One Child (New Life Theme) – Christopher Carmichael/Klaus Badelt
- Drexel Entrance Pt. 2 (New Life Theme) – Christopher Carmichael/Klaus Badelt
- City Of Peace Theme – Yochanan Marcellino/Jerry Marcellino
About City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films:
City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films includes, but is not limited to, the following list of creative services: major physical and digital distribution, record production, artist management, artist development, music publishing, song development, art direction, graphic design, website development, music video production, film production and film development. City of Peace Media also consults in the following strategic areas: marketing plan development, public relations planning, radio promotion, publicity, advertising, touring and name branding. The primary focus of City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films is to provide a framework where music, films and video with “redeeming value” can be developed, produced and distributed worldwide, bringing a message of hope, love and encouragement to this generation.
About Capitol Christian Distribution:
Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader Christian and Gospel music distribution and represents a diverse range of chart topping Christian films and books reaching the US Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard’s Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine’s Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times since 1995.
In addition to distributing Capitol Christian Music Group’s fully-owned labels, which include Sparrow, ForeFront, and Credential imprints, as well as Motown Gospel and Worship Together, Capitol Christian Distribution has exclusive distribution agreements with Centricity Records, City on A Hill, City of Peace Records, Difference Media, Dream Records, Gaither Music Group, Green Hill Productions, Inpop, Hillsong, sixsteps records, Sonoma Music, Maranatha! Music, North Point Music, Spring Hill Music Group, Troubadour for the Lord, Universal Music Group, VSR Music Group, Advent Film Group, Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz, Cinedigm Entertainment, City of Peace Films, Creative Trust Media, Family Movie Night, Getty Music, Friends Media, Foreshadow Productions, Glorious Films, Guardian Studios/Bananas, Jellyfish Labs, Millennium Media Services, Pure Flix Entertainment, Vertical Praise Productions, Wanderlust Productions, Whitestone Media, Worthy Publishing, Authentic Publishers and many more. Capitol Christian Distribution is a division of Capitol Christian Music Group, which is part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group. For more information, visit capitolchristiandistribution.com.