Morissette, Finn contribute to 'Narnia' disc By Barry A. Jeckell Thu Dec 1, 7:43 PM ET
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Singer/songwriters Alanis Morrisette, Tim Finn, Imogen Heap and Lisbeth Scott have contributed songs for the soundtrack to "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Due December 13 via Walt Disney Records, the set also features 13 tracks of Harry Gregson-Williams' orchestral score to the film version of the C.S. Lewis adventure. The film opens December 9 via Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media.
Morissette contributes the song "Wunderkind," former Split Enz principal Tim Finn adds "Winter Light," and Scott offers "Where," which is exclusive to the soundtrack and does not appear in the film.
As for Heap's "Narnia" contribution, "Can't Take It In," the former Frou Frou singer recently told Billboard.com that it presented something of a challenge for her.
"I got thrown into the studio and had to produce it, mix it, write it and everything in less than... Well, I needed like a year more than I got," she added. "But I managed to somehow pull it out of me, and I finished the song an hour before the Disney girl had to take it. Pretty scary."
Disney will release the set as a traditional CD and a special edition CD/DVD package. The latter DVD portion will feature the art galleries related to the film, its theatrical trailer and a "Behind the Magic of Narnia" documentary. A 40-page book is also included.
The "Behind the Magic" feature uses selections from "Music Inspired by 'The Chronicles of Narnia'," released in September by Sparrow/EMI. Featuring songs by Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp and Jars Of Clay, among others, the set bowed at No. 7 on Billboard's Top Compilation Albums chart and No. 10 on the Top Christian Albums list.