I love good music… the type that I can sing along to, even though most of you would rather not hear my signing voice. I also like good road trip music. That’s the kind that helps you stay awake on those long flat stretches of highway. Last week, Hubby and I went to Bakersfield, CA for a family emergency. It’s 706 miles one way from Salt Lake and music was our savior. It’s a good thing I had the opportunity to review Th Identical original soundtrack sampler, because some of that music kept me going the entire trip. The Identical will be in theaters this Friday, September 5, 2014 and the music is fantastic!
The Identical tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50’s rock ’n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path – performing the legendary music of Drecel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family, and his own identity.
Check out the official trailer to The Identical:
The Idenetical Sountrack Sampler features 12 of the 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino from the film. The first three are very “Elvis” sounding. This seemed very appropriate since we were heading toward Vegas when we popped it into the CD player. The songs are wonderful and there is something for everyone. There’s rockin’ music as well as some slower versions. There is also a version of “It Don’t Come Easy” that I found very appealing.
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