SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 13, 2010 16:06 ET

Atlantic Records Reveals "FOR COLORED GIRLS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"; Collection Includes Brand New Tracks From Estelle, Janelle Monae, Laura Izibor, Macy Gray, Gladys Knight, Leona Lewis, and More; Soundtrack Arrives in Stores and Online November 2nd

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of "FOR COLORED GIRLS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," the all-female musical companion to the upcoming Lionsgate drama. The much buzzed about film -- directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry -- premieres in theatres nationwide on November 5th. The trailer for the film is now available for viewing at The soundtrack lands in stores and online on November 2nd, and will be available to stream on Wednesday, October 20th on

"FOR COLORED GIRLS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" sees an all-female line up ranging from newcomers Janelle Monàe, Estelle and Laura Izibor to Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis, as well as the legendary Gladys Knight. The soundtrack, which features 13 brand new, unreleased songs, also includes the stand out tracks "What More Can They Do" by Laura Izibor and "Four Women," a cover of the Nina Simone original of the same title, which features Nina herself, her daughter Simone, Laura Izibor, and Ledisi. The collection also features music from Estelle, Janelle Monàe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lalah Hathaway, Zaki Ibrahim, and Anika Noni Rose (see tracklisting below.)

Directed and written by Tyler Perry (Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Why Did I Get Married?), FOR COLORED GIRLS stars Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple, Sister Act), Janet Jackson (Nutty Professor II, Why Did I Get Married?), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happiness), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show, Uncle Tom's Cabin), Loretta Devine (The Preacher's Wife, Crash), Kerry Washington (Save The Last Dance, Ray), and Kimberly Elise (John Q, The Great Debaters).

FOR COLORED GIRLS -- the film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 Obie Award-winning play, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF -- is a unique collection of poems illustrating the power of women of color to survive in the face of pain and despair. The many stories of struggle told within the film's choreopoem reflect women's ongoing battle with love, abandonment and the finding of self -- among the tales told are those of a woman who chooses to have an abortion, a woman who has fallen victim to domestic violence and a woman who embraces life by running away with the man she loves.

Available November 2

1. Main Title - Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet
Jackson, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington (with Joshua Bell, Aaron Zigman & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra)
2. Longer & Stronger - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
3. All Day Long (Blue Skies) - Estelle
4. What More Can They Do - Laura Izibor
5. Sun - Lalah Hathaway
6. Ansomnia - Zaki Ibrahim
7. Settle - Gladys Knight
8. La Donna In Viola - Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola & The
Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
9. Sechita (A Senhora em Amarelo) - Anika Noni Rose & Carondelet
Percussion Ensemble
10. Stand Up - Macy Gray
11. Without A Fight - Janelle Monàe
12. Four Women - Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor & Ledisi
13. I Know Who I Am - Leona Lewis

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