Filth film soundtrack: Listen to teaser trailer

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A teaser trailer for the soundtrack for Filth, the film based on Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name, has been released.

The 13-track soundtrack will feature a medley of classic 60s and 70s soul and R&B from The Shirelles, Billy Ocean and Clarence Carter.

James McAvoy in Filth

James McAvoy in Filth

The release features newer material too: Mercy, a breakout hit for Duffy in 2009, is given a northern soul makeover by The Third Degree that sounds even more rooted in the 60s than the original.

Another cover version of a contemporary classic, Radiohead’s Creep, is handled by the film’s Oscar-nominated composer Clint Mansell and vocalist Coco Sumner.

Welsh crooner Tom Jones and David Soul - better known to some as one-half of Starsky and Hutch - contribute to the release with Dr Love and Silver Lady, respectively.

A Wilson Pickett cover of Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild, perhaps the only song that signposts the persona of Bruce Robertson, the film’s lead character and anti-hero (that said, you could make the same case for Creep), will also appears on the release.

James McAvoy in Filth. Picture: Contributed

James McAvoy in Filth. Picture: Contributed

Mansell, who was twice nominated for an Academy Award for his work on A Requiem For A Dream and Black Swan (incidentally both directed by Darren Aronofsky) will take charge of the film’s original music.

The full tracklist of the soundtrack, scheduled for release on 23 September, is below.

Filth, directed by Jon S Baird and starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots, will be on the big screens in Scotland from 27 September.

Filth tracklist

Robbo’s Theme - Clint Mansell

Bruce’s Intro (Dialogue Excerpt from Filth) - James McAvoy

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles

Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean

Silver Lady - David Soul

It’s All Over Me - Otis Blackwell

Born To Be Wild - Wilson Pickett

Dr. Rossi (Dialogue Excerpt from Filth) - Jim Broadbent

Supermarket Emptiness - Clint Mansell

Creep - Clint Mansell & Coco Sumner

Dr Love - Tom Jones

Mercy - The Third Degree

Backdoor Santa - Clarence Carter


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