Elektra Records has announced the release of Behind the Candelabra – Music from the HBO Original Film, the musical companion to the highly anticipated HBO Films production. The album arrives at all leading digital retailers on May 21st; Behind The Candelabra debuts on HBO on Sunday, May 26th at 9 p.m. (check local listings).
Behind The Candelabra stars Academy Award® winner Michael Douglas as the legendary Liberace and Academy Award® winner Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, the famously flamboyant showman’s longtime partner and confidant. The film – based on Thorson’s 1988 memoir – is directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike), from a script by Academy Award® nominee Richard LaGravenese, and executive produced by Emmy® winner Jerry Weintraub.
Behind the Candelabra – Music from the HBO Original Film features new music recorded specifically for the film alongside an array of Liberace’s own recordings. Among the soundtrack’s highlights is a trio of performances by Michael Douglas, including a rendition of “The Liberace Boogie” .
The collection also features work from celebrated composer Marvin Hamlisch, and performances from pianist Randy Kerber as well as concert pianist Idil Biret, many in collaboration with the film’s core musical unit, The BTC Orchestra and The BTC Singers (see tracklisting below). Behind the Candelabra – Music from the HBO Original Film was executive produced by Marvin Hamlisch, Steven Soderbergh, and Jerry Weintraub; Soundtrack Producers are Evyen Klean and Kevin Weaver.
Or tune in Sunday and catch us on both Facebook and Twitter when we give away the soundtrack during our interactive screening. Check out our interview with Steven Soderbergh here.
“BEHIND THE CANDELABRA – MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL FILM”
The Liberace Fanfare – The BTC Orchestra
The Liberace Boogie – The BTC Orchestra Feat. Michael Douglas
Carioca – The BTC Orchestra
Chopin Nocturne In E Flat Major – Randy Kerber
Tico Tico – Liberace
When Liberace Winks At Me – Liberace Feat. Peggy King
Why Do I Love You – Michael Douglas
Kitten On The Keys – Liberace
NOLA – The BTC Orchestra
Begin The Beguine – The BTC Orchestra
I Belong With You – The BTC Singers
Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 – Idil Biret
Love Is Blue – Liberace
The Impossible Dream – Michael Douglas