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MAN UP is the a motion picture directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie) and starring Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible 5, The World’s End) and Lake Bell (In a World, Million Dollar Arm).

Fiction Records released the MAN UP Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring What Time Do You Call This?, a brand new song by Elbow composed especially for the film. “The band saw an early cut in Manchester and, thankfully, loved it,” says Palmer. “A couple of days later, Guy had already penned the lyrics and we were blown away. It was the perfect fit and a dream climax to the journey.”

The soundtrack also features other contemporary artists including Jungle, The National, Fryars, and Paloma Faith, plus classic tracks from Duran Duran, Whitesnake, Phyllis Nelson, and The B-52’s.

Also on the album is French pianist Maxence Cyrin’s instrumental version of The Pixies Where Is My Mind?, plus pieces from the original score by composer Dickon Hinchliffe (Locke, Winter’s Bone, Shadow Dancer).

“For the pop songs in MAN UP, it’s certainly an eclectic mix!” explains Palmer. “But there was method in the madness. The lead characters Jack (Simon Pegg) and Nancy (Lake Bell) aren’t giddy teenagers – they’re in their mid-30s/early-40s, and so we’d always wanted the music to feel like the soundtrack to their lives.”