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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Soundtrack Single - "The Light of Christmas Day"


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Loved it from the first strum.

Listen to beautiful closing song for "Love the Coopers" movie made in Pittsburgh

Written by Barbara Vancheri on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:47 am.          

This is the beautiful closing credits song from "Love the Coopers," filmed in Pittsburgh earlier this year (that's why the snow looks so authentic) and arriving in theaters Nov. 13. The song, written by Charles Duncan, is performed by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.

Here is the information from Republic Records about the music:


REPUBLIC RECORDS will release the "Love the Coopers" official soundtrack album. Capturing the Coopers' holiday theme, the soundtrack includes the studio reunion of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on their Christmas original "The Light of Christmas Day," their first recording since 2009's platinum-certified Grammy Award® Winner for "Album of the Year," Raising Sand.  Otis Redding's "Merry Christmas Baby," Sixpence None the Richer's "Carol of the Bells," and also features seasonal classics from Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, and more.
Debuting on Friday, November 13, 2015 through all digital retailers. The highly anticipated film opens in theaters everywhere the same day.  Enjoy a new holiday tradition with the "Love the Coopers" Official Soundtrack Album.
1.                   Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - The Light of Christmas Day
2.                   Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
3.                   Otis Redding - Merry Christmas, Baby
4.                   Bob Dylan - Girl from the North Country
5.                   Sting - Soul Cake aka "A Stoalin"
6.                   Nina Simone - To Love Somebody  
7.                   Bob Dylan - If Not For You
8.                   Molly June & Wes Hutchinson - Little Drummer Boy
9.                   Sixpence None the Richer - Carol of the Bells
10.               The Dodos - Companion
11.               Sarah Jarosz - Ring them Bells
12.               Tamika Lawrence, Molly June & Wes Hutchinson - O Holy Night
13.               Nick Urata - Fear of Silence
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.  



Quite the group of artists on that soundtrack list. 


‘Love The Coopers’ Soundtrack, Aka Love Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

by Patrick Hipes November 4, 2015 8:58am

The soundtrack for CBS Films’ holiday comedy Love The Coopers won’t street until November 13, the same day the movie hits theaters, but this morning’s tease pretty much made my day: there’s a new original song (a Christmas one) on the album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who in 2007 teamed for the Grammy-winning Album of the Year Raising Sand but haven’t recorded anything together since.

It’s a coup for CBS Films, which is good at the care and feeding of the music in its films — the studio guided the cool folk soundtrack (OK, they had help from uber-producer T Bone Burnett) for the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis that featured music from Bob Dylan, Marcus Mumford and the Punch Brothers and of course the film’s stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver and Justin Timberlake. The Coopers soundtrack, from Republic Records, also features two Dylan songs, as well as Nina Simone, Sting and Fleet Foxes among others.


Love The Coopers centers on four generations of a family who come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, and a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down. Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Anthony Mackie and Marisa Tomei lead the ensemble cast helmed by Jessie Nelson.





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A tidbit about how "The Light of Christmas Day" was shaped into being:

Helping to coordinate the music was famed producer T Bone Burnett, who’s best known for working with everyone from Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison  to Elvis Costello and the Wallflowers.


 For the end credits, he produced a new tune called “Light of Christmas Day, ” which was written by Charles Duncan and recorded by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, who last collaborated on the 2007 Grammy Award-winning  LP “Raising Sand.”


The rest of the article is more about the writer/director's inspiration behind and vision for the movie and how it all came together. It also explains how T Bone Burnett incorporated songs into the film with the help of a cast that was, much to his surprise, quite musically talented.



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