Essential Listening: B.B. King – The Life Of Riley (2CD)

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BB King-The Life Of Riley is powerful, insightful and heart-warming feature documentary about legendary Blues man, BB King. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and featuring contributions by, amongst others, Eric Clapton, Bono, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, Slash, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Bruce Willis.

In order to create as insightful a film as possible, director Jon Brewer worked closely with BB for over 2 years, amassing 250 hours of footage. This is a no holds barred, powerful documentary feature that explores how a black kid born in Mississippi in 1925 turned his life around, battled against the odds and against unrelenting racism, to overcome even the toughest critics in the entertainment industry, to become KING OF THE BLUES.

The OST was developed by following the music used in the movie. The original 2CD tracklisting contains 26 career spanning songs as featured in the film, in the same order they appear in the movie. The tracklistings offers the listener the same perspective as watching the film. Both versions also feature two songs never issued on CD:

- Walking Dr. Bill (Live in Australia 1974)
- Sweet Sixteen (Live In Africa 1974)

The film kicks off with a nationwide theatrical release in the UK from Oct 15th.There will be a premier being held on Weds Oct 10th at an exclusive venue here in London.

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