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Hallelujah! Saint Ralph Soundtrack To Be Released


I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord, but you don't really care for music, do you?

Sure you do.  And many of you, like myself, love Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".  In fact, I'm willing to bet a bunch of you are only here because of my hunt for Gord Downie's cover of "Hallelujah" that plays during the climatic scene of Saint Ralph, a charming as all hell Canadian flick from back in 2004.

I just got some very good news about the non-existent soundtrack for Saint Ralph.  My source tells me there's a soundtrack deal in place and a proper release of the soundtrack, including Gord Downie's "Hallelujah", is imminent.

I'll share more details when I'm able, but this is precisely what we've been working on.  The hunt was frustrating and I'm still sharing the MP3 ripped from the DVD daily but my persistence paid off when I received a rare copy of this unavailable soundtrack.  You can revisit my entire Hallelujah journey at

By the way, my source for this good news gave me a tip on another Michael McGowan film debuting at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

The same film-maker who wrote and directed Saint Ralph, has written and directed a new film called "One Week" and while Gord doesn't sing on this soundtrack, he does have a cameo in the film, and is a mighty fine actor I must say!  It's premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and if you liked Saint Ralph, you'll love this film too.  It's a bit of a more mature version of an "up with life and humanity" film, but incredibly moving....and fellow Canadian Joshua Jackson turns in a stellar performance and firmly announces himself as a serious actor post "Dawson's Creek" days.
It's a really great thought provoking film and will no doubt be a big hit either as an independent film, or as a Juno type small film that finds a mainstream audience.  Hopefully and deservingly the latter.  Check it out if you can.


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