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August 20, 2012 15:08 ET

Summit Entertainment, Chop Shop and Atlantic Announce "THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"; Musical Companion to Eagerly Awaited Coming of Age Film Includes Classics by David Bowie, The Smiths, New Order, Dexys Midnight Runners, Cocteau Twins, and Many Others; Soundtrack Arrives in Stores and Online September 18th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company, Chop Shop Records and Atlantic Records have announced the upcoming release of "THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," the musical companion to the highly anticipated new Summit Entertainment/Mr. Mudd Productions film. The soundtrack arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Tuesday, September 18th. The Perks of Being A Wallflower opens in select theatres on September 21st.

"THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" gathers 12 songs that feature prominently in the film, a funny and touching coming of age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky. Among the highlights are classic tracks by such hugely influential artists as David Bowie, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Galaxie 500, XTC, Dexys Midnight Runners, New Order, and many others (see tracklisting below). In addition, the album features a portion of the film's poignant score, composed by legendary guitarist Michael Brook.

"THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" was Executive Produced by Gillian Bohrer; Soundtrack Album Producers are Chop Shop Music Supervision owner Alexandra Patsavas, Paul Katz (of Eye2Ear Music), and author Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote and directed the film.

"Over many years, I have collected songs," Chbosky writes in the album's liner notes. "I've shared them with friends. And they have shared their favorites with me. Some of the songs are popular. Some of them are not known by a whole lot of people. But they are all great in their own way. And since these songs have meant a lot to me, I just wanted you to have them as a soundtrack for whatever you need them to be for your life."

An immediate classic upon its 1999 release, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower touched a generation with Chbosky's semi-autobiographical tale of Charlie, a shy high school freshman and the eponymous wallflower of the novel's title. Set in the early 1990s, the epistolary novel is told through a series of letters written by the unconventional Charlie to an anonymous friend, confiding all the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope -- and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Summit Entertainment/Mr. Mudd Productions' The Perks Of Being A Wallflower stars Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Three Musketeers), Emma Watson (the Harry Potter film series), Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Californication), Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott and Nina Dobrev. The film was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, who adapted his own best-selling novel. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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About Summit Entertainment, LLC

Summit Entertainment, LLC, a LIONSGATE company, is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.

About Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world's preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records group roster today includes many of the world's most popular recording artists, among them James Blunt, B.o.B, Bruno Mars, Phil Collins, CeeLo Green, Death Cab for Cutie, Diggy, Missy Elliott, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, Plies, Sean Paul, Shinedown, Rob Thomas, T.I., Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

About Chop Shop

Alexandra Patsavas founded her own Chop Shop Music Supervision company in 1998. She quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for television series and feature films, including Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Mad Men, Rescue Me, The Twilight Saga, Water for Elephants, and The Dilemma. Patsavas upcoming Music Supervision projects include the film Fun Size and television series Cult and The Carrie Diaries. A champion of independent artists, Patsavas has been responsible for identifying and exposing a remarkable string of original music to mainstream audiences. In the process, she has played an influential role in the development of such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, The Fray, Ingrid Michaelson, and many others. In 2007, Patsavas launched Chop Shop Records, which today is home to Milo Greene, Scars on 45, Anya Marina, The Republic Tigers, Mackintosh Braun, and the Twilight Saga soundtracks.


(Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic)
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
1. The Samples - Could It Be Another Change
2. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
3. Galaxie 500 - Tugboat
4. New Order - Temptation
5. The Innocence Mission - Evensong
6. The Smiths - Asleep
7. Cracker - Low
8. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
9. XTC - Dear God
10. Cocteau Twins - Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
11. Michael Brook - Charlie's Last Letter
12. David Bowie - Heroes

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