The Summer Never Ends With "After The Sunset"

10/20/04

Sultry Soundtrack Collection Features Island Gems from Sean Paul, Kevin Lyttle, and Many More

"Tempted to Touch" from Soca Star Rupee is First Single

Portion of Profits to Benefit Caribbean Hurricane Victims

Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of "AFTER THE SUNSET: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," the sizzling musical companion to New Line Cinema's upcoming action comedy, which is set in the Bahamas. The collection spans a range of island-based sounds and styles, including innovative new stars such as Sean Paul, Kevin Lyttle, and Rupee, alongside classic tracks from the likes of Dawn Penn, Junior Murvin, and Shaggy. "AFTER THE SUNSET: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" arrives in stores on October 26th.

New Line Cinema's After the Sunset, directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon), is an action-packed story of friendship, suspicion and thievery. The Caribbean heist caper-which was shot on location in the Bahamas-stars Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayak, and Woody Harrelson. The film arrives in theatres across North America on November 12th.

The first single from the "AFTER THE SUNSET" soundtrack album is "Tempted To Touch," by soca superstar Rupee. An irresistible, urban-influenced concoction of intoxicating styles and rhythms, the track has already enjoyed two years of global club play and is currently lighting up U.S. radio and video airwaves. "Tempted To Touch" is just one of a string of smashes the Barbados-born singer has racked up since bursting onto the soca (soul + calypso) scene in the late-'90s. Rupee's eagerly anticipated debut Atlantic album, "1 ON 1," is slated for release in early 2005.

Atlantic Records and New Line Cinema will donate ten percent of the profits generated by "AFTER THE SUNSET: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" to the Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund, established by the Caribbean Tourism Organization to provide monetary support to the victims of Hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, all of which inflicted damage on the region during the month of September.

Source: Atlantic Records