Disney, EMI Plan Multiple 'Narnia' Soundtracks

Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." To be released separately in the fall, one set will feature pop and rock artists performing music inspired by the live-action adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic, while the second will be an inspirational set comprising works by Christian acts.

Although the initial list of participating artists will not be announced until sometime in June, the EMI Music's Nashville-based EMI CMG has pegged Sept. 27 as the U.S. release date for the Christian set, with the mainstream collection to follow on Oct. 27. Radio singles and music videos tied to both releases are expected in August.