The album will be released on August 12, 2016, the same day Pete’s Dragon opens in U.S. theaters, and features 3 original songs written for the film including the end credit track “Something Wild” by electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, “Nobody Knows” performed by the Lumineers, plus “The Dragon Song” performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The original score was composed by Daniel Hart (“Tumbledown,” “Comet”).
Performed by the Grammy®-nominated band The Lumineers, “Nobody Knows” was written by “Pete’s Dragon” co-screenwriter Toby Halbrooks with Andrew Tinker.
“The Dragon Song” performed by singer-songwriter Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham) was written by “Pete’s Dragon” director/screenwriter David Lowery and co-screenwriter Toby Halbrooks and bookends the film. Daniel Hart, who scored the film, is a multi-instrumental composer and performer and toured over a decade with bands from The Polyphonic Spree to St. Vincent to his own projects. His upcoming scores include the documentary “Eating Animals” and the FOX TV series “The Exorcist” airing this fall. The soundtrack also boasts a newly-recorded version of “Candle On the Water” performed by the critically-acclaimed Okkervil River, fronted by singer-songwriter Will Sheff. The band will release a new album this fall.
The Pete’s Dragon track list follows:
- “The Dragon Song” Performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
- “Something Wild” Performed by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
- “Nobody Knows” Performed by The Lumineers
- “Something On Your Mind” Performed by St. Vincent
- “So Long, Marianne” Performed by Leonard Cohen
- “Gina Anne” Performed by Bosque Brown
- “An Adventure”
- “Are You Gonna Eat Me?”
- “Brown Bunny”
- “Tree Fort”
- “North Star”
- “Bedtime Compass”
- “Gavin Knows What He’s Doing”
- “You Are Not Alone”
- “Elliot Gets Lost”
- “It’ll Be Just Like It Used To Be”
- “Follow That Dragon”
- “Elliot at the Bridge”
- “Go North”
- “Saying Goodbye”
- “The Bravest Boy I’ve Ever Met”
- “The Dragon Song Revisited” Performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
- “Candle On the Water” Performed by Okkervil River
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar® winner Robert Redford. For more on the story:
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.