Soundtrack celebrating the music of the era featured in Echo In The Canyon – the illuminating new documentary film directed by Andrew Slater that explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene (1965–1967) through the stories of those who lived it, and the artists who carry its influence to this day.
The soundtrack features new studio recordings of timeless songs by The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas and more, as interpreted by artists from the film including Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beck, Jade Castrinos, Cat Power, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young, plus songs exclusive to the soundtrack including a special performance of the Monkees’ classic “She” with Josh Homme.
The Echo In The Canyon soundtrack was produced by Slater – who has worked with Warren Zevon, Fiona Apple and Macy Gray – with recording sessions taking place at some of the legendary LA studios featured in the film – including Sunset Sound, Western Recorders and others – where the original versions of many of these songs were recorded. The Echo In The Canyon documentary features in-depth interviews with Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Tom Petty (to whom the film is dedicated), Michelle Phillips, Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills, Brian Wilson and others. The songs of the era provide an entry point for Jakob Dylan and his contemporaries as they discuss their influence, and record and perform them.