Long Way Down: the soundtrack

Album arrives as series premieres in America

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 31, 2008
EMI America Records is releasing the official soundtrack to the motorcycle adventure series Long Way Down as the documentary makes its American television debut.

Staring actors and motorcycle enthusiasts Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, Long Way Down premieres Aug. 2 on Fox Reality Channel. The ten-part series originally aired on the BBC in 2007 as the follow-up to 2004s Long Way Round.

The Long Way Down soundtrack features several world-renowned artists.The official soundtrack, which includes 15 songs featured in the series, will be available on CD and digitally on Aug. 5. The soundtrack for Long Way Down was previously released in the United Kingdom in December 2007.

Unlike the soundtrack to Long Way Round, which featured British musical acts such as Coldplay, Radiohead, Massive Attack and Blur, the soundtrack for Long Way Down features world-renowned musicians from the various cultures the duo encountered on their 85-day journey from Scotland to South Africa.

The Long Way Down soundtrack features the following 15 tracks:

  • Somalia Dont Shame Yourself by Maryam Mursal
  • Ye Ye Ye by Geoffrey Oryema
  • Shadowman by Afro Celt Sound System
  • Exhausted by Joseph Arthur
  • Blink by Ben Onono
  • Dodoma by Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila
  • Soudan Minitara (Bombastic Mix) by Hassan Hakmoun & Zahar 
  • The Gospel by The Boxer Rebellion
  • Take Care by Maryam Mursal
  • Madruzi Nemarudzi by Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
  • Sisitizo La Amani Duniani by Hukwe Zawose
  • The Bedbugs Bite by Zawose & Brook
  • Makambo by Geoffrey Oryema
  • Onwards by Afro Celt Sound System
  • The River by Geoffrey Oryema

For complete American television listings for Long Way Down, visit http://www.foxreality.com/longwaydown/.

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