As he spent seven years spent perfecting his documentary When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, which focuses on the ongoing difficulties facing the Free Tibet movement, director Dirk Simon also managed to recruit an all-star cast of musicians to provide new tracks for the film's soundtrack. According to Twenty-Four Bit, Thom Yorke wrote three brand new songs for a particular portion of the film (perhaps inspired by Radiohead's return to the studio?), Damien Rice provided his first new composition in a long while, and Philip Glass composed the main theme for the film, along with a piece for the "grand finale" sequence of the film.
These musical luminaries join Bjork, Eric Clapton, UNKLE, DJ Spooky, and Rob Dougan (aka Rob D), who have all contributed previously released music for the score. The official release date for the soundtrack is still being negotiated, but it promises to be a big day for music enthusiasts. Big. Huge. Brontosaurean.
Sort of like that new op-ed Bono unleashed on the world just the other day in the New York Times. That byline never gets old.