A release date has been set for the soundtrack to “The Future Is Unwritten”- the Julien Temple biopic of Joe Strummer’s life and legacy.
The film documentary features unseen footage of Strummer at studio sessions as well as interviews with Strummer’s friends and fans, including the rest of the Clash, the Mescaleros and musicians like U2’s Bono, and actors including Johnny Depp and John Cusack.
The soundtrack to the documentary features songs chosen by Strummer when he was a BBC World Service DJ. Broadcasting to 120 million people worldwide between 1999 and 2002, he would play a diverse selection of music, often dedicated to fans he had met around the world.
This album brings together only a few of the tunes Joe played on his show over that 3 year period, but if forms the backdrop to the film of Strummer’s life.
Songs featured in the film, and likely to find their way onto the soundtrack album include: Fred Wise & Ben Weisman’s “Crawfish” as performed by Elvis Presley, The Clash’s own “White Riot,” “Rock The Casbah” by Racid Taha and Tim Hardin’s “Black Sheep Boy.”
“The Future Is Unwritten” the soundtrack will be available through SonyBMG on May 7.
The film is set for a UK release on May 18.