A dozen Bruce Springsteen classics and rarities will be featured on the ‘Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,’ set for release on August 9th.
The soundtrack will feature “I’ll Stand By You,” which was recorded in the late-1990’s and submitted to the producers of the Harry Potter films — but ultimately rejected due to a clause in J.K. Rowling’s contract saying that no commercial songs could be used in the film series. “I’ll Stand By You: was eventually given to Mark Anthony to record, yet his version has hasn’t been released. Springsteen’s original version was leaked online in 2017.
Blinded By The Light’s synopsis:
Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, “Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.
Chadha directed and produced the film, which was written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing from the film’s inception.
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