Double-disc set 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests collects the tracks that Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips wrote and performed live to accompany the Pop art icon’s legendary films.
Dean & Britta were originally commissioned to soundtrack the silent films by the Andy Warhol Museum, which allowed them to select their 13 favorites from the vast Screen Tests archive. Their final selections included clips of Factory regulars Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, and Nico, with the resulting music ranging from new compositions to a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Not a Young Man Anymore.”
The project was performed live, as well as receiving a DVD release last year, but this marks the first time the music is available on its own. The limited-edition release features all 13 songs, along with a series of remixes from Sonic Boom, Scott Hardkiss, and My Robot Friend.
Visit Dean & Britta’s official website, follow them on Twitter, catch them on tour, become a fan on Facebook, read our interview with Wareham from last summer, and buy the double album and the original DVD.