Anna Kendrick's "I Can Do Better Than That" and Jeremy Jordan's "Moving Too Fast" Released From "Last Five Years"

News   Anna Kendrick's "I Can Do Better Than That" and Jeremy Jordan's "Moving Too Fast" Released From "Last Five Years"
 
Sh-K-Boom Records has released the first two songs from the highly anticipated film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years. Anna Kendrick's "I Can Do Better Than That" and Jeremy Jordan's "Moving Too Fast" are now available for purchase at Amazon and iTunes and can be downloaded as instant gratification tracks upon pre-ordering the complete album (available Feb. 10, ahead of the film's Feb. 13 release).

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick arrive at the screening
Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick arrive at the screening Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

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As previously announced, North American rights to "The Last Five Years" have been acquired by RADiUS. The film celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 7.

The album was produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester and Richard LaGravenese; executive-produced by Steve Norman, Lauren Versel and Janet Brenner; and features new orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown.

"Releasing this record is like coming full circle for our label," said Grammy Award-winning producer and president of Sh-K-Boom Records Kurt Deutsch in a statement. "The first cast album we ever released was the original Off-Broadway recording of The Last Five Years, so this material has been very close to our hearts and souls, and it makes perfect sense that it would be the first film we ever produced. We are incredibly fortunate to have these amazing artists be a part of this project. It's a dream come true."

A track list for the soundtrack follows:  1.     Still Hurting – performed by Anna Kendrick
2.     Shiksa Goddess – performed by Jeremy Jordan
3.     See I'm Smiling – performed by Anna Kendrick
4.     Moving Too Fast – performed by Jeremy Jordan
5.     A Part Of That – performed by Anna Kendrick
6.     The Schmuel Song – performed by Jeremy Jordan
7.     A Summer In Ohio – performed by Anna Kendrick
8.     The Next Ten Minutes – performed by Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan
9.     A Miracle Would Happen / When You Come Home To Me – performed by Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan
10.  Climbing Uphill – performed by Anna Kendrick
11.  If I Didn’t Believe In You – performed by Jeremy Jordan
12.  I Can Do Better Than That – performed by Anna Kendrick
13.  Nobody Needs To Know – performed by Jeremy Jordan
14.  Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Could Never Rescue You – performed by Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan

The Last Five Years, Brown's semi-autobiographical, two-person musical that documents a five-year relationship of a couple falling in and out of love, is adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese ("P.S. I Love You").

Kendrick stars as Cathy, a struggling actress who falls in love with rising Jewish novelist Jamie Wellerstein, played by Jordan. The musical explores their relationship from both points of view through a series of solo songs — Cathy telling the story in reverse chronological order, and Jamie starting from the beginning (the pair only comes together at their wedding, the turning point of the show).

The film screened at Lincoln Center, where Kendrick, Jordan, LaGravenese and Brown were on hand to talk about the adaptation. Playbill.com recapped the film and the event here.

For more information on "The Last Five Years," visit LastFiveYears.com.

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