The Sapphires official soundtrack from the Australian movie spectacular is a feel good collection of 60s classics starring Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy.
On 5 November 2012, Sony Music will release the stunning soundtrack from the independent Australian film, The Sapphires. The soundtrack, which features all the music as seen in the film, is a triumphant collection of soul classics, performed by the film’s lead actress and Australian singing sensation Jessica Mauboy.
Set in 1968, music is integral to the feel good comedy that follows four young girls; ‘The Sapphires’, through the highs and lows of their rise to stardom, to the backdrop of some of the greatest hits of the 60’s. Featuring songs including ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘What A Man’ and ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’, The Sapphires soundtrack is aninfectious celebration of music that defined a generation.
In addition to the 60s classics, the soundtrack also features the track ‘Gotcha’, written by Jessica Mauboy along with Ilan Kidron from the Potbelleez and Louis Schoorl. Inspired by music from the film, ‘Gotcha’ is a punchy and powerful pop hit fused with that unforgettable 60s sound.
A formidable force in the Australian music scene, Mauboy shot to fame in 2006 when her undeniable talents saw her come runner up in Australian Idol when she was only 17 years old. Astonishing chart success followed including hitcollaborations with Flo Rida and Snoop Dogg. Jessica's debut album ‘Been Waiting’ and dominated the local charts in 2008 and 2009 achieving double platinum sales and garnered Jessica seven ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) award nominations. Her follow-up album “Get ‘Em Girls” was also a chart success and spawned 4 multi-platinum selling singles, taking her to 9 x top 20 multiple platinum singles and over 1.4 million units sold in Australia alone.
The soundtrack is produced by Bry Jones, one of Australia’s most experienced and successful record producers.
Making it’s debut at the midnight screening of the Cannes International film festival, The Sapphires received a standing ovation following a special Gala Screening and was the only Australian feature film selected for this year’s festival.
The film is inspired by a true story of four extraordinary Aboriginal women, the real ‘Sapphires’, who sang together during the 60s and 70s. Two of the women even toured Vietnam singing to American troops - an extraordinary achievement for two young Aboriginal women, considering that Indigenous Australians had just received the right to vote.
The Sapphires Soundtrack is released via Sony Music on 5 November
The Sapphires is released in cinemas by Entertainment One on 2 November
Published on 26 August 2012 by Wayne Feltham