Reprise Records has officially announced that the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack and score will be available on June 23:
Reprise Records will release the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated feature film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on June 23rd â€” the day before the film, the sequel to the 2007 OscarÂ®-nominated summer blockbuster Transformers, hits theaters nationwide.
The film's director and executive producer Michael Bay asked Warner Bros. Records' multiplatinum rock band Linkin Park to provide the sonic backdrop to the live-action robot fantasy film. Not only did the band write and record the film's theme song, entitled "New Divide," specifically for the soundtrack, they were also asked by Bay, OscarÂ®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, and award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky to contribute to the score. "New Divide" is currently available for purchase on iTunes.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album also features music from Green Day (who contribute "21 Guns" â€” a song from their new album 21st Century Breakdown), Taking Back Sunday, The Used, The All-American Rejects, Cavo, The Fray, Staind, Nickelback, Cheap Trick and more.
In addition to the original soundtrack, Reprise will be releasing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Score, which will also be released on June 23rd.
Opening in theaters on June 24, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro, will be Linkin Park's second project with Bay. The first Transformers film featured the bandâ€™s smash hit single "What I've Done," which rocketed to No. 1 on both Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. The double-platinum-selling track was one of five top ten hit singles that appeared on the groupâ€™s most recent album, Minutes To Midnight, which sold more than six million copies.
In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, debuting June 24, 2009, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the AutobotsÂ® against their sworn enemies, the DecepticonsÂ®. Michael Bay directs from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman. DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Present In Association with Hasbro A di Bonaventura Pictures Production A Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production A Michael Bay Film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro. The film is directed by Michael Bay from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman. Based on Hasbroâ€™s Transformersâ„¢ Action Figures. Produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Ian Bryce. Executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner, and Mark Vahradian. This film has not yet been rated.
The track listing for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album is as follows:
1. Linkin Park "New Divide"
2. Green Day "21 Guns"
3. Cavo "Let It Go"
4. Taking Back Sunday "Capital M-E"
5. The Fray "Never Say Never"
6. Nickelback "Burn It To The Ground"
7. The Used 'Burning Down The House"
8. Theory Of A Deadman "Not Meant To Be"
9. The All-American Rejects "Real World"
10. Hoobastank "Don't Think I Love You"
11. Staind "This Is It"
12. Avenged Sevenfold "Almost Easy"
13. Cheap Trick "Transformersâ„¢ The Fallen Remix"
Source: Reprise Records