Los Angeles, California - The chart-topping companion album to the LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) film THE HUNGER GAMES, "THE HUNGER GAMES": SONGS FROM DISTRICT 12 AND BEYOND, will unlock a free download of 'Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)' performed by world-renowned musician Sting beginning March 27, 2012. The track can also be purchased as a single from major digital retailers.
'Lullaby' remains a centerpiece of THE HUNGER GAMES. In the story, the protagonist Katniss [Jennifer Lawrence] learns the song from her father who sang it to her as a child. Passing down the tradition, Katniss sings it to her little sister Primrose, as well as to fellow Tribute Rue, to calm their fears.
16-time Grammy Award winner Sting delivers a powerful and poetic rendition of 'Lullaby,' produced by acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer T-Bone Burnett. The pair last collaborated on 2003's 'You Will Be My Ain’ True Love' for the film, Cold Mountain. The song was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe.
Upon purchasing the album, fans can go to www.thehungergamesmovie.com/lullaby
in order to get the track as a free download.
As one of the world’s most respected performers, Sting recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as a solo artist with the release of the definitive box set collection 25 Years as well as 'The Best Of 25 Years'. The free iPad app, STING 25, also serves as a commemoration of this milestone. He is currently on the celebrated Back to Bass world tour, and will soon embark on a tour throughout North America and Europe this summer.
Download 'Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)' by Sting on Tuesday March 27th.
Check out a :20 preview of the song...
About THE HUNGER GAMES
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which ''Tributes'' must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 26 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 180 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.
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