The collection is notably all Australian, apart from two of Michael Gudinski’s favourite international acts.
Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story, the first-ever feature-length documentary about the Australian music legend, will have its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival on Thursday, 10 August. The day after, the official soundtrack will be released (and surely climb up the ARIA charts in no time).
Featuring an abundance of bangers written and performed by artists on the Mushroom Group roster, the Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story soundtrack will include Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran (the first artist to sell a million tickets on one Australian tour when he toured for Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring in 2018), Garbage (who had a #1 UK album for Mushroom Records in 1998), and many more from all eras of Gudinski’s time in the music industry.
The soundtrack will also boast tracks by Jimmy Barnes, Archie Roach, and Hunters & Collectors through to Vance Joy, Bliss N Eso, Gordi and DMA’S. The collection is notably all Australian, apart from two of Michael Gudinski’s favourite international acts mentioned above.
The album contains 44 tracks by 33 different artists, and the film follows Gudinski’s unorthodox work patterns and undeniable resilience.
Ego is described as the definitive Michael Gudinski story that takes viewers on a journey through an all-too-rare behind-the-scenes look at Mushroom Group, and how that seminal independent music company shaped a cultural movement and soundtrack for a nation.
Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story is touted to be a story of epic proportions and follows "the successes and failures that made the Mushroom Empire. The legacy is profound, and all captured in Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story.”
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After the film premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival, Ego will move to Australian cinemas from 31 August. Check out the full soundtrack tracklist below.
Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story - Music From The Feature Documentary
Out Friday, 11 August, through Bloodlines
Models - I Hear Motion
Daddy Cool - Come Back Again
Matt Taylor - I Remember When I Was Young
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) - Live from Sunbury
Madder Lake - 12lb Toothbrush
Skyhooks - Living in the 70's
Skyhooks - Love's Not Good Enough
Skyhooks - Horror Movie
Skyhooks - Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word)
Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Hit & Run
The Swingers - Counting The Beat
The Sports - Who Listens To The Radio
The Angels - Take A Long Line (Live)
Hunters & Collectors - The Slab
Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
Hunters & Collectors- Talking To A Stranger
Paul Kelly - From St Kilda To Kings Cross
Stars - Last Of The Riverboats
Jimmy Barnes - I'd Die To Be With You Tonight
Jimmy Barnes - No Second Prize
Leonardo's Bride - Even When I'm Sleeping
Machinations - Pressure Sway
Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
Archie Roach - Took The Children Away
Yothu Yindi - Treaty (Radio Mix)
Deborah Conway - It's Only The Beginning
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
Cold Chisel - My Turn To Cry
Renee Geyer - Heading In The Right Direction (Live)
Bliss n Eso - Addicted
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Youth Group - Forever Young
Vance Joy - Riptide
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Ben Lee - We're All In This Together
DMA'S - The Glow
The Church - Under The Milky Way
Gordi - Extraordinary Life
Yothu Yindi - Djapana (Sunset Dreaming) (Radio Mix)
Hunters & Collectors - Do You See What I See?
Hunters & Collectors - Say Goodbye