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European Premiere Interviews: Edgar Wright, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm & more for Baby Driver

Author: Jon Lyus

This sweltering evening in London town saw the return of one of the brightest stars in the cinematic sky. Director Edgar Wright brought his latest film to the capital and we were there to meet him and the cast on the red carpet of Baby Driver.

The new film from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz man Edgar Wright stars Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eliza Gonzalez, Cj Jones, Jon Bernthal, Lanny Joon, and Paul Williams which is a ridiculously good cast. They are elevated in the film by Baby’s Driver secret weapon – the soundtrack. You can see the full tracklist below, and will no doubt have enjoyed the kinetically pleasing trailers. Wright’s command of editing and his keen ear for cinematically apposite music is put to full use in the film, and you can read our 5 star review of the film right here.

HeyUGuys own Colin Hart and Scott Davis at the Baby Driver Premiere

Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the carpet this evening, here’s how they got on.

Baby Driver is released in UK cinemas June 28.

Baby Driver European Premiere Interviews

Baby Driver Motion Picture Soundtrack Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘Bellbottoms’ Bob & Earl – ‘Harlem Shuffle’ Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – ‘Egyptian Reggae’ Googie Rene – ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’ The Beach Boys – ‘Let’s Go Away For Awhile’ Carla Thomas – ‘B-a-b-y’ Kashmere Stage Band – ‘Kashmere’ Dave Brubeck – ‘Unsquare Dance’ The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’ The Commodores – ‘Easy (Single Version)’ T. Rex – ‘Debora’ Beck – ‘Debra’ Incredible Bongo Band – ‘Bongolia’ The Detroit Emeralds – ‘Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)’ Alexis Korner – ‘Early In The Morning’ David McCallum – ‘The Edge’ Martha and the Vandellas – ‘Nowhere To Run’ The Button Down Brass – ‘Tequila’ Sam & Dave – ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’ Brenda Holloway – ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’ Blur – ‘Intermission’ Focus – ‘Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)’ Golden Earring – ‘Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)’ Barry White – ‘Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up’ Young Mc – ‘Know HowQueen – ‘Brighton RockSky Ferreira – ‘Easy’ Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Baby DriverKid Koala – ‘Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)’ Danger Mouse (featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi) – ‘Chase Me

Movie Synopsis

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

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Baby Driver Preview Goes Beat by Beat Through the Banging Soundtrack

Baby Driver Preview Goes Beat by Beat Through the Banging Soundtrack
With the June 28 release date just a few weeks away, Sony Pictures has debuted a new preview for Baby Driver, which features the cast and writer-director Edgar Wright discussing how important the soundtrack truly is to this film. While the music is certainly an integral component to any movie, it was quite different with Baby Driver, as star Jon Hamm reveals that when he received the script, it also came with a thumb drive full of all the music that will be featured in the movie. The script itself was even written to all of these songs, in order, according to the filmmaker.

Sony Pictures India debuted this preview on YouTube, which features stars such as Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx discussing how the music complements the story. Edgar Wright also states that this story is about a young driver who cannot exist without music, while Ansel Elgort reveals that
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Baby Driver Track List Revealed, Time To Rock Out!

The Guardians of the Galaxy films are famous for incorporating classic tracks into the films' scenes and narrative -- nothing beats watching Kurt Russell talk his way through 'Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)' by Looking Glass. James Gunn is not the only director who very carefully considers every track, writes to the music he has picked, and seamlessly weaves it into his films. Edgar Wright has been obsessed with his musical choices since his TV show Spaced, with the following soundtracks for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World all including some pretty deep cuts that make for fine listening, long after you've seen the film.

Baby Driver is Wright's next film, and the latest trailer not only included 'Tequila' by The Champs, but was also titled "Official TeKillYah Trailer" to put further emphasis on the music. The trailer also sports
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The Full List of Tracks for Edgar Wright's Baby Driver Soundtrack Revealed

We know that Edgar Wright's highly anticipated heist movie Baby Driver is fuel injected with a lot of music unlike any of his previous movies. Some of the songs are so important to the story that they even dictate how scenes unfold. Now we're learning what music specifically is in the movie.

Thanks to NME.com we now have a full list of all the songs on the soundtrack, although its unclear if all the music will be in the movie:

1. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘Bellbottoms’

2. Bob & Earl – ‘Harlem Shuffle’

3. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – ‘Egyptian Reggae’

4. Googie Rene – ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’

5. The Beach Boys – ‘Let’s Go Away For Awhile’

6. Carla Thomas – ‘B-a-b-y’

7. Kashmere Stage Band – ‘Kashmere’

8. Dave Brubeck – ‘Unsquare Dance’

9. The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’

10. The Commodores – ‘Easy (Single Version)’

11. T. Rex – ‘Debora’

12. Beck – ‘Debra’

13. Incredible Bongo Band – ‘Bongolia’

14. The Detroit Emeralds – ‘Baby Let Me
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Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver Soundtrack will feature eclectic music royalty with the likes of Queen, Barry White and Blur

Author: Zehra Phelan

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver couldn’t very well have a limp wristed soundtrack to pound the ears of our fast paced getaway driver so who better to lend a few musical strings than the likes of Queen, Blur, Beck and (obviously) Simon and Garfunkel.

Watch the latest Baby Driver trailer here

The onus falls heavily on a music based theme and heavy weights tracks are needed to help Baby (Ansel Elgort) in order to time bank robbery getaways with beat perfect precision. The soundtrack, which will consist of thirty eclectic tracks, features the cream of the crop from names such as Sky Ferreira, Barry White, the Commodores, Focus, Dave Brubeck, Golden Earring, Young Mc, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, the Damned, Martha and the Vandellas and Sam & Dave, among others. It also includes one original song, Danger Mouse’s “Chase Me,” featuring
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‘Baby Driver’ Soundtrack: Here’s the Tracklist for Edgar Wright’s Car-Chase Drama

‘Baby Driver’ Soundtrack: Here’s the Tracklist for Edgar Wright’s Car-Chase Drama
In “Baby Driver,” Ansel Elgort plays a getaway driver who constantly has music playing in order to drown out his tinnitus. And, like “Drive” before it, that music seems to be an integral part of the experience in Edgar Wright’s upcoming film, which premiered at SXSW to strong reviews.

Baby Driver” doesn’t arrive in theaters until later this month, but the tracklist to its soundtrack (which includes three different songs with the word “baby” in the title) is now available courtesy of NME:
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Queen, Beck, Beach Boys, Blur Join Expansive 'Baby Driver' Soundtrack

Queen, Beck, Beach Boys, Blur Join Expansive 'Baby Driver' Soundtrack
Queen, Beck, the Beach Boys, Blur and Simon & Garfunkel highlight the all-star soundtrack for Edgar Wright's upcoming action-comedy film, Baby Driver. The 30-song set is out June 23rd via Danger Mouse's Columbia imprint, 30th Century Records.

The album also features previously issued tracks from Sky Ferreira, Barry White, the Commodores, Focus, Dave Brubeck, Golden Earring, Young Mc, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, the Damned, Martha and the Vandellas and Sam & Dave, among others. It also includes one original song, Danger Mouse's "Chase Me,
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British Blues Legend John Mayall Keeps a Musical Legacy Alive with New Album Talk About That

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Having honed his craft backing Delta greats Johnny Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williams on their first English tours in the early 1960s, Mayall added his daring artistic spirit and amped-up wattage to his own band, the Bluesbreakers. The seminal group became a cornerstone of the burgeoning blues scene in London,
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Jack Bruce, Rip!

Bassist Jack Bruce has passed on at the age of 71 of liver disease. No one lives forever, but he will always be best known for his power trio Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. I was fortunate enough to catch their reunion tour in 2005 at Madison Square Garden. I was blown away by Jack's bass playing and his strong vocals throughout. And this was a man who had survived liver cancer and a liver transplant just a few short years earlier. Certainly his legendary power trio was a tough act to follow, but Bruce has many albums in his discography both before and after his classic rock trio; not only with British blues bands such as Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc., the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Manfred Mann, but a robust solo career, too. And in 1994, in an effort to recreate the energy and excitement of Cream,
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Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71

Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71
British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bass player and vocalist of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71. Bruce was one of the top musicians of the late 1960s, when Cream played its unique psychedelic blues tunes to packed houses in England and the U.S. The band - widely cited as the original supergroup - were known for hits such as "I Feel Free" and "Sunshine of Your Love," which featured Eric Clapton's innovative guitar riffs, and Bruce's vocals and roaring bass, backed by Ginger Baker's explosive drumming.
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Catch-up TV guide: from Celebrity Apprentice USA to Comic Turns

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TV: BBC4 All American Collection

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Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger by Christopher Andersen – review

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50 Years - Rolling Stones Return To Where It All Began

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The Rolling Stones returned to where it all began as they posed outside a recreation of the venue of their first ever gig, half a century on.

Rock veterans Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood gathered at a mock-up of the old Marquee club venue to mark the 50th anniversary of their debut.

Rolling Stones recapture the Marquee magic, 50 years on

They were captured by renowned photographer Rankin, the first time the members had been pictured together for four years, since the premiere of their Shine A Light movie.

The group played their first show at the club in London's Oxford Street on July 12, 1962, under the name The Rollin' Stones, hastily chosen from a song by their blues hero Muddy Waters.

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Catch-up TV Guide: From The Nerdist to My Phone Sex Secrets

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TV: The Devil's Music

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Tam White obituary

Scottish singer with a second career on TV

Tam White, who has died after a heart attack aged 67, was once described by the musician Alexis Korner as "the greatest undiscovered blues talent of our time". White was a highly accomplished blues and jazz singer whose career stretched from the beat group scene of the 1960s to recent appearances at the Edinburgh jazz and blues festival.

The son of a lorry driver and a cleaner, he grew up in Edinburgh, living above the White Hart Inn, in Grassmarket, where Robert Burns had stayed in 1791. (White would later set Burns's poem The Slave's Lament to music for a track on his 2004 album Hold On.) The Whites were a musical family: Tam's grandfather was a bandmaster and his mother, Marion, was a fine singer. At Darroch secondary school in Edinburgh, White sang in productions of The Beggar's Opera and The Mikado, and he
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Tam White obituary

Scottish singer with a second career on TV

Tam White, who has died after a heart attack aged 67, was once described by the musician Alexis Korner as "the greatest undiscovered blues talent of our time". White was a highly accomplished blues and jazz singer whose career stretched from the beat group scene of the 1960s to recent appearances at the Edinburgh jazz and blues festival.

The son of a lorry driver and a cleaner, he grew up in Edinburgh, living above the White Hart Inn, in Grassmarket, where Robert Burns had stayed in 1791. (White would later set Burns's poem The Slave's Lament to music for a track on his 2004 album Hold On.) The Whites were a musical family: Tam's grandfather was a bandmaster and his mother, Marion, was a fine singer. At Darroch secondary school in Edinburgh, White sang in productions of The Beggar's Opera and The Mikado, and he
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