Wim’s – Driven By Music

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A group of admiring co-conspirators threw in together to make him a very special birthday gift, a triple
LP record album on time-honored vinyl, full of songs that harbor a deep connection to Wim Wenders, to his life and
his work. The album bears the title “WIM’s – DRIVEN BY MUSIC” and is a compilation featuring many of Wim’s musical companions and friends.
This past May the idea arose out of Wim Wenders’ circle of friends and immediate family to give the filmmaker,
notorious for his passion for music, a very special gift for his birthday, by presenting him with a record on vinyl
produced especially for him. To make this idea a reality, various bands, musicians and artists, friends of Wim’s, who
have been involved in his movies, and whose music he appreciates more than anything, were asked whether they
would like to contribute one of their songs to this birthday album.
The original plan called for a single LP, but then the number of bands, friends and colleagues who expressed their
eagerness to give it a shot soon became much more than a solitary slab of vinyl could contain. So it is that the final
record extends across three LPs, featuring a total of 37 tunes. Among these pieces there are some that have already
appeared on soundtracks to several Wenders films, though there are also new mixes of songs or entirely new ones
here, which can only be heard on the album “WIM’s – DRIVEN BY MUSIC”.

Tracklist

A1. Portishead – The Rip
A2. Calexico – El Morro
A3. Jürgen Knieper – Der Himmel Über Berlin (Theme)
A4. Crime & The City Solution – Goddess
A5. Bryan Ferry – Falling In Love Again
A6. Bonnie Prince Billy – Cals Song
B1. Ry Cooder – Paris, Texas (Theme)
B2. Texas – I Dont Want A Lover
B3. Irmin Schmidt – Flavias Theme
B4. New World Renaissance Band – La Prima Vez
B5. BAP – Diego Paz Wohr Nüngzehn
B6. Axel Linstädt – Nine Feet Over The Tarmac
C1. Get Well Soon – The Survivors
C2. Lou Reed – Whats Good
C3. Sibylle Baier – Wim
C4. Mick Harvey – The Songs That You Left
C5. Die Toten Hosen – Wofür Man Lebt – Remix
C6. U2 – Stay (Faraway, So Close)
C7. Travis – Idlewild
D1. Patti Smith – Wings
D2. Thom – Rooftop
D3. Monta – When The Cold Wind
D4. The Eels – Souljacker Pt. I
D5. Lovegrove (feat. Pal Flata) – Renegade Queen
D6. Sqürl – Francine Says
E1. Radiohead – Karma Police
E2. Laurent Petitgand – Silver Lining E3. Roxy Music – Bitter Sweet
E4. Can – Last Night Sleep
E5. Laurie Anderson – Tightrope
E6. Nick Cave – Into My Arms
F1. And The Golden Choir – The Queen Of Snow
F2. Pieta Brown – Drifter
F3. Lovegrove (feat. Gemma Ray) – Halfway To Paradise
F4. Jun Miyake – Building Man
F5. Irmin Schmidt – Strange Luck
F6. Wim (the band) – Betty