Exclusive: True History of the Kelly Gang vinyl soundtrack album
Lakeshore Records has shared with ComingSoon.net the first look at the upcoming vinyl album release of the True History of the Kelly Gang — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring original music from Jed Kurzel (The Babadook), brother and frequent collaborator to director Justin (Assassin’s Creed). The vinyl album artwork can be viewed at the bottom and pre-ordered here ahead of its May 1 release!
“True History Of The Kelly Gang was a real pleasure to work on,” Kurzel said. “It’s very difficult not to be immediately inspired by the Australian landscape and Peter Carey’s re-evaluation of such an iconic figure. I’ve always loved the raucously acoustic sounds of the Australian bush, I wanted to create a score which complimented this and at times allowed the landscape to sing over the top of it.”
The full track list includes:
02. The Dress
03. The Butcher
05. Harry Power
06. The Hold Up
07. The Sergeant
09. Dan Rides At Night
10. The Robinsons
13. Riding On
15. The Message
19. The Drop
Based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Peter Carey, the film tells the story of legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (Mackay) as he leads a band of rebel warriors to wreak havoc on their oppressors in this gritty and veracious western thriller.
Mackay, who led the Oscar-nominated war epic 1917, is leading an ensemble cast that includes Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Nicholas Hoult (Dark Phoenix), Essie Davis (The Babadook), Sean Keenan (Puberty Blues), Jacob Collins-Levy (The White Princess), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Charlie Hunnam (The Irishman) and Claudia Karvan (Newton’s Law).
Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed) has been developing the script for four years, starting shortly after completion on the adaptation of the Ubisoft game franchise, and is directing on a script from Berlin Syndrome‘s Shaun Grant.
“Peter Carey’s book The True History of the Kelly Gang always felt like the true spirit of Ned Kelly,” Kurzel previously said. “Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral. His story is one of the great odysseys in history, and I feel excited to be bringing it to the screen with a fresh cinematic eye. This is a really unique and modern cast, and I am so proud to be working with such a talented ensemble of new faces and celebrated actors.”
True History of the Kelly Gang is set to hit theaters on April 24 in New York, followed by a May 1 release in Los Angeles and hitting on demand and digital on May 8.