THE PASSION: NEW ORLEANS SOUNDTRACK
RELEASED TODAY VIA DEEP WELL/VIRGIN RECORDS
The Two-Hour Epic Musical Event Airs LIVE From
New Orleans This Sunday, March 20, on FOX
Soundtrack Features Cast Members Jencarlos Canela,
Chris Daughtry, Prince Royce, Seal And Trisha Yearwood
Plus Yolanda Adams, Shane Harper And Michael W. Smith
The Passion: New Orleans – the soundtrack for FOX’s two-hour epic musical event, THE PASSION, airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – was released today by Deep Well Records/Virgin Records. THE PASSION tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of well-known pop songs, sung by the cast.
The soundtrack, which is available HERE, features cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (Peter), Seal (Pontius Pilate) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, mother of Jesus), plus special guests Yolanda Adams, Shane Harper (disciple) and Michael W. Smith (disciple). The Target and Walmart editions of The Passion: New Orleans each contain two exclusive bonus tracks. See below for track listings.
In his role as Pontius Pilate, Seal will perform the classic Tears For Fears song “Mad World” and a duet with Jencarlos Canela on “We Don’t Need Another Hero.” This video takes viewers behind the scenes as Seal recorded “Mad World” for the soundtrack.
Trisha Yearwood, who has placed 45 songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart to date, made her first showing on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart with her version of Lifehouse’s “Broken,” one of five songs she sings on the soundtrack and during the live event. Listen to Yearwood’s rendition of “Broken” HERE. Yolanda Adams’ soulful version of “When Love Takes Over” can be heard HERE.
All of the songs were arranged specifically for the album and show by Adam Anders – who is CEO/Founder of Deep Well Records and Executive Producer and Executive Music Producer of THE PASSION – and Peer Åström, Music Producer for the show. Anders’ and Åström’s previous television and film collaborations include “Glee” and “Rock of Ages.” Collectively, they have produced such artists as Tori Kelly, Hilary Duff, Cee-Lo Green, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Steven Curtis Chapman, Madonna and Enrique Iglesias.
THE PASSION, hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry, follows Jesus of Nazareth as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. Set in modern day, the event will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Mercedes Benz Superdome to a live stage at Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River. THE PASSION was written by Peter Barsocchini (“High School Musical”) and produced by dick clark productions, Anders Media and Eye2Eye Media.
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The Passion: New Orleans –Track List
1. “When Love Takes Over” – Yolanda Adams
2. “Love Can Move Mountains” – The Passion Cast (Feat. Jencarlos, Prince Royce, Chris Daughtry, Shane Harper & Michael W. Smith)
3. “My Love Is Your Love” – Trisha Yearwood
4. “Home” – Jencarlos & Prince Royce
5. “With Arms Wide Open” – Jencarlos
6. “Hands” – Trisha Yearwood
7. “Bring Me To Life” – Chris Daughtry
8. “Calling All Angels” – Jencarlos
9. “I Won’t Give Up” – Trisha Yearwood
10. “Demons” – Chris Daughtry & Jencarlos
11. “The Reason” – Prince Royce
12. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Trisha Yearwood
13. “We Don’t Need Another Hero” – Seal & Jencarlos
14. “Mad World” – Seal
15. “Broken” – Trisha Yearwood
16. “Unconditionally” – Jencarlos
Target Exclusive Tracks
“He Will Never End” – Michael W. Smith
“Hold You Up (Extended Mix)” – Shane Harper
Walmart Exclusive Tracks
“When The Saints Go Marching In” – Yolanda Adams feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band
“With Arms Wide Open (Spanish Version)” – Jencarlos