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'The Lone Ranger' Soundtrack Features Iggy Pop, Iron & Wine, Lucinda Williams & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 11, 2013 12:33 PM
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The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp

So, "The Lone Ranger" is coming just over the horizon and while Jerry Bruckheimer is remaining cautious about a sequel -- "It’s always up to the audience. If the audience likes the movie then Disney will come to me and we’ll make another or it will be a one-off," he recently said at the Produced By Conference -- there's no doubt that the studio want to make sure every corner of the pop culture sphere is covered. So behold, the wonky soundtrack...

Featuring nice dudes like Ben Kweller, Iggy Pop covering an old timey folk song for some reason, respected troubadour Lucinda Williams, and badass Shane MacGowan among others, these are the songs featured in and "inspired by" Gore Verbinski's pirate movie on horses. Sarcasm aside, it's mostly an appropriate batch of names, though we don't exactly see the pre-teens rushing out to grab this so they can listen to Iron & Wine, but hey, you never know right?

The soundtrack drops on July 2nd, one day before the movie hits on July 3rd, which is one day before you celebrate July 4th. Tracklist below. [Film Music Reporter]

"The Lone Ranger" Soundtrack Tracklisting 

1. Holy Water – Ben Kweller
2. Devil’s Train – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
3. Poor Paddy on the Railway – Shane MacGowan
4. So Long Gone – Pete Molinari
5. Central and Union – Sara Watkins
6. The American Dream – The White Buffalo
7. Lonesome Whistle – Dave Alvin
8. Sweet Betsy from Pike – Iggy Pop
9. Rattling Bone – Iron & Wine
10. Cowboy – The Rubens
11. Everything but the Truth – Lucinda Williams
12. The Truth Lives On – The Aggrolites
13. Butch’s Ballad – Gomez
14. Saddle the Wind – John Grant

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  • andrew23 | July 18, 2013 7:51 PMReply

    Here's the free stream of Zimmer's score for this film. Enjoy :)

  • Glass | June 11, 2013 12:50 PMReply

    I think I'm getting it now: if Baz Luhrmann directed it, using modern music in a period film is an atrocity. Any other director? Cute!

  • Mark | June 12, 2013 4:08 PM

    "Music INSPIRED by the Film"

  • Edward Davis | June 11, 2013 2:05 PM

    I think, unlike Luhrmann's film, Lone Ranger will smart enough to not use modern music. This "soundtrack" will undoubtedly be another one of these faux soundtracks meant for modern bands to sell music, but won't have anything to do with the movie (see Iron Man 3 -- almost 99% of the songs on the soundtrack aren't in used in the movie). Music labels partner-up with/pay to have their music associated with movies to give their bands more exposure. This hollow exercise happens all the time and if all the bands coincidentally are on the same label, you know the exercise is that more soulless.

    Sometimes a label will try and throw you off by curating most of it, but letting a few other bands appear on the soundtrack (esp if they're in the movie). Take the Twilight series which was "curated by' Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for Chop Shop. Most of the songs on those soundtracks are either Atlantic artists or artists on her Chop Shop label which is an Atlantic imprint.

    It's all about the money and generally never artistic unless it's actually songs from the movie that the director chose himself. Buyer beware.

  • yer | June 11, 2013 1:11 PM

    This music still fits with the film unlike Spaz Luhrmann's choices.

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