Enigmatic duo, We Are Are We, have scored a haunting, beautifully crafted soundtrack to a film that will never see the light of day. However, the music remains and speaks for itself. Here is the story:
When a world renowned Hollywood movie director entered editing suite #23 of Universal Studios in Los Angeles to begin work on the final cut of a big budget movie (slated for release months later), the classical score had already been delivered. Written by his close friend, a legendary film composer, recorded by a huge orchestra in London, premixed and waiting to be laid under the picture sequences at the digital suite. It was clear that a great deal of hard work and passion had been dedicated in the making of this musical score. But that was not to be.
Driving home one evening, after a long day working on the final edit, the well-known movie director clicked a song on his son's iTunes that immediately caught his attention. He listened to it over and over again. Once home, he knew that was it. The powerful and yet extremely melodic song filled him with great melancholy and he knew exactly that this was kind of music his movie needed. On the same night he made his agent contact with the two German producers who had created the track that had so deeply moved him.
Within three days, they all met in editing suite #23, Universal City, watched the edit and talked about plans to make the whole soundtrack to their specifications. Naturally, this meant replacing the classical score, that had been so meticulously written, arranged and recorded by the director's dear friend. It took We Are Are We three weeks, to produce all the music for the hundred minute Hollywood blockbuster-to-be. The duo were thrilled to have been given such an amazing opportunity and Mr. Director was more than happy with the final result.
But then the unthinkable happened. The studio blocked the whole project; just months before it's international premiere. The reasons for this are sketchy at best and will forever remain shrouded in mystery. We ca only ascertain that budget, scandal and politics were involved. In a way, it is the stuff Hollywood folklore is made of. And the real tragedy was that the rough-cut movie received critical acclaim during the test screenings. One trusted critic had described it as an "absolute masterpiece".
Just imagine the numbers: Millions of dollars invested in production. 4 years of planning and hard work, a cast and crew of over 300 people including three household names top billing the cast. And one film that will never see the light of day. So that's the end of the story... well almost. What does remain is the music. We Are Are We's compositions, the musical soundtrack to support the vision of a great director, a vision that will never be seen by the public. Ultimately, The Soundtrack will remain the only evidence of this Hollywood mystery. So, here it is... close your eyes and imagine.
We Are Are We
01 Frail 4:47 DEW411200001
02 Wait 3:19 DEW411200002
03 Rise 2:56 DEW411200003
04 Invention 2:54 DEW411200004
05 Series 3:40 DEW411200005
06 Decent 3:29 DEW411200006
07 Elegy 2:18 DEW411200007
08 Royalty 2:52 DEW411200008
Duration: 26:02 Min
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