Young@Heart Hometown Premiere Sampler Playlist
The eponymous documentary Young@Heart had a hometown premiere last Friday night. It was giddily surreal to be watching those local indie kids blow up on the big screen from the dark balcony of the same theater where the culminating concert in the film takes place. It's impossible to fully harness the live power of the Chorus on celluloid, but even that portion the movie delivers is enough. Plus, we get to follow them into their bedrooms, hospital rooms, showers, backstages, and Festivas.
It's hard to say what people will make of it outside the walls of this Valley, but I assure you it's a little window into what's right in this conflicted mortal world. And of course, it brings the Rock.
The Chorus will be on the Tonight Show and Ellen Degeneres next Wednesday and Thursday respectively, before playing a full set at the Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles Thursday night (April 17). It looks like the movie opens in "select theaters" tomorrow, but nationally Friday, April 18.
Unfortunately, I don't think there's any coordinated soundtrack being released, so here's a little sampler playlist of source material. It's far from comprehensive, just a few of the big hits and one or two that stood out for me.
Young@Heart Premiere Sampler Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]
Young@Heart Premiere Sampler Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Yes We Can Can - Allen Toussaint
Just Because - Elvis Presley
Schizophrenia - Sonic Youth
Forever Young - Bob Dylan
Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads