01.03.11 Wretches & Jabberers Soundtrack featuring Ben Harper available on iTunes

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 Wretches & Jabberers Soundtrack featuring Ben Harper available on iTunes

"More Like You" Performed by Ben Harper available here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wretches-jabberers-original/id413744014

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More Like You - Performed by Ben Harper

I’m bouncing around the system as it’s trying to figure me out. I just want someone to risk it and hear what I have to say. I am not a victim just
got a real story to tell. I can’t speak but I need you to listen. I’m more like you than not like you. I’m more like you then you’ll ever know. I hurt like
you and cry like you. I’m more like you, wouldn’t you like to know? Not with a bang but a whisper, all the foundations fell. As the old guards protested,
I armed them with a smile. I was there when it happened as they washed their faces clean. It’s only fair, I need to be counted. I’m more like you than
not like you. I’m more like you than you’ll ever know. I hurt like you and cry like you. I’m more like you, wouldn’t you like to know? Don’t believe your
eyes. What you see is not real. Please do not deny. I will be revealed. I’m more like you than not like you. I’m more like you than you’ll ever know. I
laugh like you and cry like you. I fight so hard everyday to let you know.

Music & lyrics by J. Ralph / Acoustic Guitar - Arthur Pingrey / Piano - Arthur Pingrey / Bass - David Garza / Backing Vocals - Ben Harper
Pedal Steel - Buddy Cage

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http://wretchesandjabberers.org/soundtrack_tracklist.php

SoundtrackTrack ListWretches & Jabberers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

PRODUCED, ENGINEERED, MIXED & ARRANGED BY J. RALPH
Co-Produced by Arthur Pingrey

01) "The Reasons Why"
Performed by J. Ralph
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

02) "Change is Gonna Come"
Performed by Norah Jones
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

03) "The Letter"
Performed by Carly Simon
Music by J. Ralph
Lyrics by J. Ralph & Carly Simon
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

04) "More Like You"
Performed by Ben Harper
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

05) "Killingly Hard"
Performed by Antony & J. Ralph
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph & Antony Hegarty
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

06) "Flower & the Lion"
Performed by Vashti Bunyan
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

07) "Given to Us"
Performed by Ben Taylor
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph & Ben Taylor
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

08) "Breaking the Hold"
Performed by Bob Weir
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at Weir Residence, San Francisco, CA

09) "Lying down Statues"
Performed by Devendra Banhart & J. Ralph
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph & Devendra Banhart
Recorded at The Village Recorder, Santa Monica, CA

10) "Birdsong"
Performed by Judy Collins
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

11) "Low Barefoot Tolerance"
Performed by Stephen Stills
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph & Stephen Stills
Recorded at Stills Residence, Los Angeles, CA

12) "One Whole Hour"
Performed by Scarlett Johannson
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

13) "No Regard"
Performed by Vincent Gallo
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

14) "Four Brave Souls"
Performed by David Garza
Music by J. Ralph
Lyrics by David Garza & J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

15) "Breakers & the Wind"
Performed by Bonnie Bramlett
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

16) "Pretty Words Lie"
Performed by Nic Jones
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

17) "Fighters & Factitioners"
Performed by Martin Carthy
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

18) "Hello For The First Time (Four Words)"
Performed by Paul Brady
Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

19) "Entenderse"
Performed by Lila Downs
Music by J. Ralph
Lyrics by J. Ralph & Hugh Stockton
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

20) "Birdsong (Reprise)"
Performed by Leah Siegel
Music by J. Ralph
Recorded at The Theater, NYC

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http://wretchesandjabberers.org/soundtrack_press.php

J. RALPH ASSEMBLES UNBELIEVABLE CAST OF LEGENDARY VOICES FOR ‘WRETCHES & JABBERERS’ OUT JAN. 11, 2011

J. Ralph - acclaimed composer, songwriter and producer known for his scores to the Academy Award® winning documentaries The Cove and Man On Wire, and the sound behind Charity:Water – draws upon an astounding collection of voices, united in a harmony of purpose for the brilliant and expansive ‘Wretches & Jabberers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ out in January.

Joining J. Ralph on the album are: Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Antony, Vashti Bunyan, Ben Taylor, Bob Weir, Devendra Banhart, Judy Collins, Steven Stills, Scarlett Johannson, Paul Brady, Vincent Gallo, David Garza, Bonnie Bramlett, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Lila Downs, and Leah Siegel.

The album kicks off with a plaintive, Freewheelin’ style performance from J. Ralph, singing "I don’t need your pity” and is soon joined by a complement of collaborators, including the unmistakable Norah Jones on “Change is Gonna Come,” and Ben Harper, who lends raw emotion to “More Like You,” singing “I can’t speak / but I need you to listen.”

“To me the story is about finding a voice, for those who’ve suffered so long without one of their own,” says J. Ralph, referencing the inspiration for the album’s 20 songs (all of them written or co-written by J. Ralph) borne from the namesake film by Academy Award winning director Gerardine Wurzburg. Wretches and Jabberers chronicles the global journey of a pair of men with autism, Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher, who set out to demystify their disability and reveal its intense isolation, ultimately demonstrating that “Autism is not abnormality of the brain as much as abnormality of experience,” per Larry.

But the musical journey that created the soundtrack is equally compelling, spanning multiple continents and iconic stars from five decades, in what’s likely the most impressive gathering of talent in recent times. J. Ralph saw the subjects of the documentary as strolling minstrels going from towns to continents, a parallel to folk music, and soon Ralph’s journey became a modern day road story of its own.

Everyone J. Ralph reached out to was moved by the experience of the film’s subjects. It started with a couple of phone calls to Ben Harper, and Scarlett Johannson, whose rich, smoky vocal evokes a 1930’s Paris nightclub on “One Whole Hour.” The stomp of “Lying Down Statues” with Devendra Banhart marks the album’s rhythmic climax, while in contrast Bob Weir on “Breaking The Hold” evokes a Workingman’s-era back porch session.

Ultimately the journey brought him to the elder statesmen of English folk royalty. Martin Carthy – a legend to the legends known for penning the first popular arrangement of “Scarborough Fair” – and Nic Jones, whose career was cut short in 1980 due to a tragic car crash, but was inspired to join on “Pretty Words Lie,” his first studio recording in over 30 years, thanks to an in-person appeal.

A gifted artist and songwriter, J. Ralph set out to lend a voice through music to honor those who spent a lifetime searching for a voice of their own. And through sheer perseverance, and perhaps a touch of brilliance, has drawn upon an astounding collection of voices, and an album that stands as a musical masterwork.

The release will debut January 11th as part of an exclusive charity promotion with proceeds benefiting the Autism Society of America and the Wretches & Jabberers Fund of the Institute on Communication and Inclusion at Syracuse University, followed by a wide release, including CD and limited edition vinyl on February 11th.

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J. Ralph Interview On Last Call With Carson Daily For Wretches & Jabberers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REFIWYYrDMs

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