Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sucker Punch ~ Sweet Dreams

When makers of Hollywood movie "Sucker Punch" were looking for ideas on how to reinvent the Eurythmics' classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", they called on Allison Crowe. For the 2011 blockbuster from director Zack Snyder, actress Emily Browning performs the song as a production number that opens what promises to be an exciting, visceral, film ride - opening this March 25!


Alex Pardee's graphic art - "Sucker Punch"

Director Snyder, a major fan of Allison, talks to ArtistDirect about "Sucker Punch" on opening week:

"Music is a huge part of the movie for me. It's like another personality of the film. If you get that right, you add this dimension to the movie that you couldn't have imagined before. Right now, I've been trying to find a really good cover of 'Battle Hymn of the Republic.' I can't find one that I really like with all five verses, so that's a problem [Laughs]. I was going to call someone up like Allison Crowe and be like, 'Can you record a version of this?' That's how my brain works!"

You can enjoy Allison's stripped-down take on "Sweet Dreams" on her Music Page, on YouTube, and, right here, right now :)

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2 Comments:

Blogger music obsessive said...

Another great cover from Allison. I've always felt that this is her strength and it seems others have arrived at the same conclusion.

She should set up her own 'covers to order' business..perhaps, 'You hum 'em, I'll sing 'em Inc.' :)

1:59 AM  
Blogger Adrian said...

Hello Martin!

Very good to see you hear :) Now, with your recipe for Allison, should we include hum-ble pie on the menu?

Sorry, it's late/early, and life is good!!

It's been so crazy here, I must come visit your shop for a slice, soon!

cheers, Adrian

3:46 AM  

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