Legacy Recordings Set To Release West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice - Music From & Inspired By New Film Documenting The Case Of The Memphis Three
Natalie Maines, a staunch backer of the West Memphis Three, performed the Pink Floyd song "Mother" live with Ben Harper in the summer of 2012 and decided to record it for West of Memphis: Voices For Justice . Maines and Harper produced this studio recording of the song, which features Ben on steel lap guitar.
Lucinda Williams re-recorded her 2006 song "Joy" exclusively for this soundtrack after playing it at Neil Young's "Bridge School Benefit.
The supergroup cover-band Camp Freddy--lead guitarist, Dave Navarro, is a friend and supporter of Damien Echols--recorded this version of "The Jean Genie," originally by David Bowie, one of Damien's favorite artists to listen to while on death row.
Tonto's Giant Nuts featuring Johnny Depp and Bruce Witkin recorded their version of "Little Lion Man," a Mumford & Sons cover, or this album. The song was an inspiration to Echols at the end of his prison term.Marilyn Manson contributed his cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," featuring Johnny Depp on guitar. Manson weighed in on the WM3 case on April 8, 2010 and said, "....I wish that I had the strength that this guy ( Damien Echols) had, because he's gone to trial and gone to prison for just looking and thinking the things he did, and that's pretty much what all of us as a music community believe in and what we need to finally get behind. So I'm standing up today to say let's all get behind the West Memphis Three and fix it." Band of Horses contributed a spectacular live version of "Dumpster World," from their acclaimed album, Mirage Rock, to West of Memphis: Voices For Justice . Clarence Greenwood, aka Citizen Cope, has been following the West Memphis Three case for years and volunteered his song, "DFW," for the film after seeing an early cut and being moved by the story of Lorri Davis and Damien Echols. Eddie Vedder wrote the song "Satellite" for Lorri Davis as a gift in a collection of songs he recorded for Lorri and Damien around 2000. Director Amy Berg makes beautiful use of the track over the final scene in "West of Memphis." Bill Carter and his wife, Ruth Carter, wrote "Anything Made of Paper" to run as the end titles for "West of Memphis." The song's origins come from when Carter asked Echols what he could bring to him on death row and Damien answered, "anything made of paper, that's all."
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