Ever keep a big, awesome secret for two years? It’s not easy! I think it was sometime in November of 2011 that I was first sworn to secrecy about Allison Crowe’s involvement in the upcoming Superman movie, Man of Steel. Allison herself wasn’t even allowed to announce the news until today. Now she has, so I can finally share my excitement with everyone. I probably wouldn’t see the movie myself if I didn’t know Allison will be in it. I hope Man of Steel becomes a huge summer blockbuster and finally brings Allison Crowe the international attention and success she so truly deserves.
We here at Muruch think of Allison Crowe as our musical mascot, because we have been supporting her music since 2005 and she has time and again repaid that support by premiering music on Muruch and quoting our reviews all over the internet. And it must be said that of all the thousands of artists and managers we have dealt with, Allison and her manager, Adrian, are by far the nicest, most humble and talented of them all. Until now Allison has been best known for her spectacular cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” but her own music is just as – if not more – magnificent. And there’s never been a voice to rival hers.
If you haven’t heard her music before, I recommend Allison Crowe above and beyond any other artist we’ve ever posted about here on Muruch. Start with her Live at Wood Hall album, which was one of my Best of the Decade. You can listen and download several of her songs at Jamendo.
Unfortunately, the film’s soundtrack (to be released June 11th) doesn’t seem to include any of Allison’s music. But you can listen to samples of Hans Zimmer’s score at Water Tower Music and pre-order it at Amazon. You can watch the film’s official trailer below, as well as the video for Allison’s cover of “Hallelujah.”
Following is Allison’s press release regarding what is still her very mysterious part in Man of Steel:
Musical wonder-woman Allison Crowe makes her Hollywood screen debut this Summer in Man of Steel – opening Friday, June 14, 2013.
(To help preserve the great thrills and surprises in store for audiences ’round the world, Allison Crowe will make no revelations about her role, nor about anything that happens, in the movie until after its release.)
“The experience of filming on “Man of Steel” was one of the most fulfilling and INSANELY exciting (seriously) experiences I’ve ever had – if not THE most! I can’t say much about it – and that’s part of the fun. My lips are sealed,” says Crowe in a transmission received from a fog-shrouded island off Canada’s Atlantic coast.
“What I can say is – I was so excited I couldn’t sleep the night before, and that I am so incredibly humbled and overwhelmed and grateful to be a part of all of this – and it couldn’t have been with a lovelier group of people.“
Crowe, an wholly singular artist, expresses her profound gratitude to Director Zack Snyder, Producer Deborah Snyder, Producer Chuck Roven, their partners and team, everyone involved with Third Act Productions and Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Syncopy ~ and more folks to be named and thanked at an appropriate time.
Signing off, from an unidentified location in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, she says: “Everyone was so amazing and down to earth on set that I had the pleasure of meeting – absolutely everybody involved – and I will never, ever forget it. Honestly, I can think back to it now AND STILL FREAK OUT, in the best way ever.“
This epic action adventure, a tale of hope and heroism, brings to the big screen the greatest super-hero of them all. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Kevin Costner (Pa Kent), Diane Lane (Ma Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), and many more in a stellar cast – both revealed and still secret. The story is by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, with music by Hans Zimmer – and an awesome array of talents in every area of the production.
Allison Crowe flies soon to New York City for the red-carpet Premiere of “Man of Steel” believing the fate of our planet is in good hands.
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