Tracks from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, Serj Tankian and Tom Morello will be found on the two-disc collection "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran."
The set is due March 18 via Sire, with a vinyl edition arriving April 15. The documentary of the same name premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival and will roll out to additional markets in the coming months.
As previously reported, "Body of War" chronicles the travails of Tomas Young, who was paralyzed by a bullet during his first week of military service in Iraq. Vedder was inspired to write new material for the film, which was co-directed by talk show legend Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, after meeting Young in recent months.
The first single from the album, which was curated by the injured Young, will be a version of Vedder’s "No More" performed with guest Ben Harper during Pearl Jam’s set at the 2007 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
And while the full track list is still coming together, expect to find Bright Eyes’ "When the President Talks To God" and Morello’s "Battle Hymns" (under his Nightwatchman alter ego) on the album, plus songs from Harper, No Use For a Name, RX Bandits and Michael Franti, among others.