In case you haven't noticed, THE BOOK OF LIFE has become my new obsession. I seriously cannot wait to see it. And the fantastical adventure film is coming out at the perfect time of year -- October, the month of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Not only does the trailer look awesome, the newly released soundtrack is just as fun. Seriously, there's even a Latin version of Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and a remix of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," performed by the rapper and none other than Cheech Marin. How can you not love that?
Marin's not the only actor pulling double duty on the soundtrack. Zoë Saldana and Diego Luna, who star as the film's star-crossed lovebirds, offer their voices on the soundtrack as well. Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla and the iconic Plácido Domingo are also featured on several songs. Bursting with fun, passionate and lively tunes, the soundtrack is hopefully a mere prelude for what's in store in the film. In any case, I am here for it. I'm just happy to see more Latino talent on the big screen (even if they're animated).
Check out the full track list below:
1. Live Life – Jesse & Joy
2. The Apology Song – La Santa Cecilia
3. No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo
4. I Love You Too Much – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
5. I Will Wait – Joe Matthews, Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
6. Mas – Kinky
7. Cielito Lindo – Plácido Domingo
8. Creep – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
9. Can't Help Falling In Love With You – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
10. Ecstasy Of Gold – Gustavo Santaolalla
11. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy – Gabriel Iglesias and Gustavo Santaolalla
12. Just A Friend – Cheech Marin and Biz Markie
13. El Aparato / Land of the Remembering – Gustavo Santaolalla featuring Café Tacvba
14. Visiting Mother – Gustavo Santaolalla
15. The Apology Song – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
16. No Matter Where You Are – Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana and Plácido Domingo
17. Te Amo y Mas – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
18. Si Puedes Perdonar – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
The digital album is available on iTunes here, and you can purchase the physical album on Amazon.