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Ricky Gervais unveils the title track from David Brent: Life On The Road - listen now
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Ricky Gervais unveils the title track from David Brent: Life On The Road - listen now

Ricky Gervais has unveiled the title track from his soundtrack to the forthcoming movie David Brent: Life On The Road, click below to listen to it. 

The soundtrack is from Brent and his band Foregone Conclusion and features 15 tracks, including the previously released'Lady Gypsy' and 'Equality Street'. It will be released on August 19th and will is available to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page. 

The film is set 15 years after the events of The Office and follows Brent, a sales rep after leaving Wernham Hogg, as he self funds a tour with his band Foregone Conclusion.

Appearing alongside Gervais, who also writes and directs, are comedian Ben Bailey Smith, former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, Shetland's Nina Sosanya and multi-million selling singer Peter Andre. 

The album has been produced by Burrows and Gervais, who had this to say about the album: ""Even thoug the songs are funny in context, they’re not comedy songs as such. David Brent doesn’t think they’re funny. He thinks they’re important. And actually they’re not terrible songs. And they’re insanely catchy. But the tragedy comes from the fact that a 55 year old tampon rep is singing rock songs about travelling across America picking up Señoritas or trying to end racism in reggae songs while singing with a Jamaican accent. He’s also paid for the best musicians and studio time out of his own hard earned cash and pension.”

Burrows added: "You have to have a real knowledge and love of rock music to be able to spoof it as well as Ricky. He’s an excellent songwriter, and these are really good songs. They’re also hilarious. Combining the two is much, much harder than he makes it appear.”

The film will hit UK cinemas on August 19th this summer. 

You can download the single from hmv's digital store here. 

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