Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Revealed

Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Revealed
On top of having quirky plot points and a recurring cast of actors, Wes Anderson's movies tend to have pretty solid soundtracks. Hoping to keep up tradition and following classics like the Seu Jorge-showcasing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and the Kinks-equipped The Darjeeling Limited, a new soundtrack has been announced for the director's next film, Moonrise Kingdom.

The movie opens in New York and L.A. on May 25, with a wider release reportedly taking place in June, but the soundtrack will be issued May 22 through ABKCO. This time around, the song selection includes a cuts from Hank Williams, Françoise Hardy, Leonard Bernstein and Benjamin Britten.

Alexandre Desplat, who helped score Anderson's 2009 animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox, also composed a new suite for the film. However, those hoping for the return of Anderson's old scoring partner, Mark Mothersbaugh, will again be disappointed to learn that the Devo member is once again absent from this soundtrack. You can check the Moonrise Kingdom tracklisting down below.

As for the film, here's the plot summation from its website: "Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness." 

On top of mainstays Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, the cast also includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. You can watch the film's trailer below.

Moonrise Kingdom:

1. Leonard Bernstein & the New York Philharmonic - "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F"

2. Peter Jarvis and His Drum Corps - "Camp Ivanhoe Cadence Medley"

3. English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten - "'Playful Pizzicato' from Simple Symphony, Op. 4"

4. Hank Williams - "Kaw-Liga"

5. Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Chorus of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar - "Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: 'Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company'"

6. Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 1: A Veiled Mist"

7. Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 2: Smoke/Fire"

8. Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: The Salt Air"

9. Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten - "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2: 'On the Ground, Sleep Sound'"

10. Hank Williams - "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"

11. Leonard Bernstein & the New York Philharmonic - "Le Carnaval des Animaux: 'Volière'"

12. Françoise Hardy - "Le Temps de l'Amour"

13. Alexandra Rubner, Christopher Manien - "An die Musik"

14. Hank Williams - "Ramblin' Man"

15. Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten - "Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: 'Old Abram Brown'"

16. Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe Parts 4-6: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain"

17. David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Patricia Garrod, Margaret Hawes, Kathleen Petch, Gillian Saunders, Trevor Anthony, Chorus of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar - "Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: 'The Spacious Firmament on High'"

18. Trevor Anthony, Chorus of Animals, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar - "Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: 'Noye, Take Thy Wife Anone'"

19. Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic - "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 Fugue: Allegro Motto"

20. Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten - "Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: 'Cuckoo!'"

21. Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After The Storm"