The Stand Up Guys movie soundtrack will be featuring a score composed by American musician Lyle Workman. You may have never heard of Lyle Workman but he's a very accomplished musician. He has worked with popular artists in the music industry including balladeer and rock star Sting as well as Beck. In 2006, Workman toured with Sting on the Broken Music Tour. He also performed with the singer at Live 8. Workman's collaboration with Beck involves performing as the latter's lead guitarist during his Midnight Vultures tours which ran from 1999 to 2001. You may also be familiar with Workman if you are a fan of Todd Rundgren. Workman worked with Rundgren on two of the latter's albums - 2nd Wind and Nearly Human. Workman also performed as a lead guitarist for Rundgren's tours associated with the mentioned albums.
Workman is also a frequent collaborator with Frank Black. Workman has appeared in several of Black's recordings which include Teenager of the Year, Frank Black and the Catholics and The Cult of Ray. Other popular artists whom Workman worked with are Michael Buble, Sheryl Crowe, They Might Be Giants, Norah Jones and Shakira.
Workman has released a few solo albums. These are Purple Passages (1996), Tabula Rasa (2001), and Harmonic Crusader (2009). These albums received rave reviews from both musicians and music critics.
As a film composer, Workman is most well-known for his work in the comedy hit Superbad. His compositions for the film earned him critical acclaim. Other movies he has scored are American Reunion, Made, Win Win, The Goods, Get him To The Greek, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the Jim Carrey-starrer Yes Man. As you may have noticed, Workman's resume is composed mostly of comedy movies. Stand Up Guys is a comedy movies so nothing is more suited to the job of scoring it than Workman.
The Stand Up Guys movie soundtrack will also feature an original song by Jon Bon Jovi which was composed specifically for the movie. The song even earned a nomination for the film at the Golden Globe Awards for the category Best Original Song. The song is called Not Running Anymore.
Other artists featured in the Stand Up Guys soundtrack are Baby Huey And The Babysitters, Gary Clark Jr., Wayne Cochran, Elvin Bishop, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Sam And Dave, Leroy Reynolds, Charles Bradley, Muddy Waters, and Rex Garvin.
About The Movie: Stand Up Guys is a crime-thriller-comedy directed by Fisher Stevens. It's about a man getting out of prison after spending 28 years in it. He reunites with his former partner. Things get complicated when one of them was contracted by someone to kill the other. The film stars Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin. They are joined by Lucy Punch, Julianna Margulies, Addison Timlin, Mark Margolis, Vanessa Ferlito and Katheryn Winnick.
Trivia: 1) Stand Up Guys was supposed to be directed by Barry Levinson but because of a falling out, the role of director eventually went to Fisher Stevens. 2) The film was first screened at the Chicago International Film Festival and at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
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