Post by ME Forum Master on Jan 13, 2011 9:36:23 GMT
The Mark Pellington movie 'I Melt With You' is to gain its preview screening at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah starting on 26th January 2011. I have been informed by the band that the film includes 3 Modern English tracks, the original version of 'I Melt With You', the 1980 single 'Gathering Dust' (a personal favourite of the director who specially asked the band if he could use it) plus a totally new, re-recorded version of 'I Melt With You' which the band describe as 'beat-less' with a much darker feel. To find out more about the preview screening go to: sundance.bside.com/2011/films/imeltwithyou_sundance2011
Post by ME Forum Master on Jan 13, 2011 9:49:17 GMT
To see a trailer for the movie (quite a long one at 4.51 mins long) go to: vimeo.com/9419441 It doesn't include any 'Modern English' but the soundtrack they use sounds very atmospheric and the movie seems very dark and intense.
It includes some of the rawest and most influential late 70's/early 80's tracks ever. I'm sure the guys will be pleased to be along side such great names as the Sex Pistols and U2. It seems that the original version of IMWY hasn't been used but it seems that the new, re-recorded version is used in the closing credits.
Post by ME Forum Master on Feb 11, 2011 14:35:55 GMT
I have had the privilege of hearing the new version of 'I Melt With You' which was sent to me by Mick Conroy. Words fail me in trying to describe how absolutely moving this version is. It is most definitely NOT a remix but a totally new, re-recorded version which is 100 miles from the original poppy classic. I will be perfectly honest with you and say that the tears were welling up in my eyes while I listened. This is absolutely amazing. The sheer depth of sound with a collage of keyboards, strings, guitar and Robbie's mournful voice create such an emotional soundscape. For those of you familar with 4AD's 'This Mortal Coil' this sounds like an out take from one of their albums. There is very little percussion and it starts with keyboard and radio sounds and a lone violin when Robbie's voice starts a slow, heart felt rendering of the lyrics. After a verse and chorus in comes Gary's fantastic electric guitar with swathes of sound and a lone bass drum like a slow heart beat. Knowing the film I bet Mark Pellington was really pleased with this. All I can say is if the reformed band can create something as emotionally powerful as this then they must seriously consider writing and recording new material. I so hope that this new version will soon be made commercially available so you can all hear it.
I just heard it. I have to say you're right, this new recording takes a different direction on this song. Very hard to compare it to the original album version, because it sounds like a totally new song. I haven't grown use to it, but that's probably because I only just heard it almost an hour ago for the first time! I don't think it would work out live (as many people know how the single version is played), but I think it does invite a new breath of air into a classic song.
Post by ME Forum Master on Nov 11, 2011 9:36:26 GMT
I have been informed that the soundtrack of the movie 'I Melt With You' is to be released on 13th December on CD and download. The track listing is yet to be announced but will definitely include the new version of 'I Melt With You' recorded by the band esspecially for the movie and may possibly include 'Gathering Dust' as well. The CD will be released on the Lakeshore label and the download should be available via iTunes and Amazon. Because of this the new version of 'I Melt With You' is no longer available as a free download from the Pledge site and therefore the sign up widget is currently off line while the guys decide what to offer as a replacement.