The Switch: Music from the Motion Picture

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The Switch
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Soundtrack To Offbeat Comedy Starring Jennifer Aniston And Jason Bateman
Features Eclectic Mix With Eels, Jamiroquai, Nu Shooz, Sunrider, And Mojave 3

Available August 17 From Rhino

LOS ANGELES – Miramax Films presents The Switch, an offbeat comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, and Juliette Lewis. From the producers behind Little Miss Sunshine and Juno, and directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory), The Switch opens in theaters nationwide on August 20, 2010.

A few days earlier, Rhino Records will release THE SWITCH – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, a 15-song collection that includes two score tracks from the film. The album will be available August 17, 2010 at all retail outlets, including, for a suggested list price of $13.98 (CD) and $9.99 (digital).

The film is about Kassie (Aniston), a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite objections from her slightly neurotic best friend, Wally (Bateman), decides it’s time to have a baby—even if it means doing it by herself … with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Wilson). However, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later, when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie’s precocious—though slightly neurotic—son.

Billed as “The Most Unexpected Comedy Ever Conceived,” the film features a quirky mix of music that is equally unpredictable, ranging from Dan Hartman’s disco smash “Instant Replay” and Mojave 3’s dreamy “Bluebird Of Happiness” to The Quantic Soul Orchestra’s funky “Pushin’ On” and Jaymay’s folksy “Sea Green, See Blue.”

While much of the music is taken from the last decade, THE SWITCH SOUNDTRACK goes back to 1979 for Fat Larry Band’s “Here Comes The Sun,” 1984 for the Bar-Kays’ “Freakshow On The Dance Floor,” and 1985 for “I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz. The collection doubles down on Eels with “Numbered Days” from 2003’s Shootenanny! and “All The Beautiful Things” from last year’s Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs Of Desire. Also included are two orchestrations composed by Alex Wurman, the first heard during the film’s opening credits.