Stuart Murdoch's 'God Help the Girl' Film Gets Soundtrack and Theatrical Release

Stuart Murdoch's 'God Help the Girl' Film Gets Soundtrack and Theatrical Release
Stuart Murdoch's long-in-the-works film God Help the Girl has already spawned a 2009 album, but with the film finally set to receive a wide release later this summer, it's now getting a soundtrack as well. The God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be out in North America on September 2 (August 18 in the UK) through Milan Records.

Much of the 28-song collection consists of re-recorded or remixed tracks from the prior God Help the Girl album (plus the Stills EP) as sung by the film's cast. A new version of Belle and Sebastian's song "Dress Up in You" appears here, as does a version of their instrumental "Fuck This Shit" (from their Storytelling soundtrack), and there are also tracks of dialogue from the movie.

Pitchfork notes that three of the songs are new originals from Murdoch: "Pretty When the Wind Blows," "I Dumped You First" and "I'm Not Rich."

Scroll past the tracklist below to hear the new version of the title cut "God Help the Girl," which is performed by Belle and Sebastian and sung by film star Emily Browning.

As for the film, it will come to North American theatres on September 5. It will also be available on demand through Amplify.

God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

1. I Suppose That Was a Prayer

2. Act of the Apostle

3. I Dumped You First

4. Pretty When the Wind Blows

5. I Know I Have to Eat

6. God Help the Girl

7. The Psychiatrist Is In

8. The God of Music

9. If You Could Speak

10. The Catwalk of the Dukes

11. Perfection as a Hipster

12. Fuck This Shit

13. Pretty Eve in the Tub

14. A Loving Kind of Boy

15. What Do You Want This Band to Sound Like

16. Come Monday Night

17. Collective Idiocy

18. I'm Not Rich

19. I'll Have to Dance with Cassie

20. Stalinist Russia

21. Baby's Just Waiting

22. Partick Whistle

23. Musician Please Take Heed

24. I Just Want Your Jeans

25. Invisible

26. The World's Last Cassette

27. Down and Dusky Blonde

28. Dress Up in You