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West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice OST Limited 180g Audiophile 2LPSet


Label: Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 25 February 2013
Format: LP Vinyl

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Various Artists West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice OST Limited 180gram Audiophile 2LP Set

In 1993 the world was startled by the horror story of the murder of three 8-year old boys near Memphis, Tennessee. Three local teenagers were arrested and given life sentences, one of them was to be executed. Then in 2011, after a tireless campaign involving rock stars, movie actors and supporters from the public the three were released. These famous people all contributed to create awareness and prove the innocence of the three convicted men.

Famed movie director Peter Jackson decided to shoot a documentary on the subject, called West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice. Amongst others, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Patti Smith used their songs for various benefit activities for the case. Johnny Depp's version of Little Lion Man, as well as all the other songs on the soundtrack, played an important role in the life of prime suspect Damien Echols whose innocence was proven in 2011. After eighteen years in prison he declared: "Music has always played a huge role in my life. In my early years it allowed me to escape the crushing poverty I was born into. Then, when I was put on trial, it was music they used against me. My love of heavy metal was considered 'proof' that I was evil and a satanic murderer. And then, ultimately, it was music that helped to free me" said Damien Echols.

Gatefold sleeve
Including tracks from Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith
180 gram audiophile vinyl

Featured Tracks:
Side 1:
1. Damien Echols Death Row Letter, Year 9 (Henry Rollins feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)
2. Mother (Natalie Maines)
3. Joy (Lucinda Williams)

Side 2:
1. The Jean Genie (Camp Freddy)
2. Little Lion Man (Tonto's Giant Nuts feat. Johnny Depp)
3. You're So Vain (Marilyn Manson)
4. Dumpster World (Live) (Band of Horses)

Side 3:
1. DFW (Citizen Cope)
2. Satellite (Eddie Vedder)
3. Anything Made Of Paper (Bill Carter)
4. House Of Pain (The White Buffalo)

Side 4:
1. Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan)
2. Score Suite (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)
3. Damien Echols Death Row Letter, Year 16 1/2 Tonto's Giant Nuts (feat. Johnny Depp and Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)
4. Wing (Live) (Patti Smith)
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