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Into the Wild soundtrack

Into the Wild (2007)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 88697159442
Label: RCA Victor
Label number: 715944
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: September 18th, 2007
Original score by Eddie Vedder
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Setting Forth
2. No Ceiling
3. Far Behind
4. Rise
5. Long Nights
...see complete tracklist
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What music is playing towards the end of the trailer for this movie? (from Nick in Sweden)
A: I also was searching for this song and finally I found it. X-Ray Dog's "Acts of Courage." This is a song written specially for trailers (X-ray dog is a company doing only that). (thanks to Bacchus, Switzerlandadd more info

Q: What is the song that Chris' character and the girl from Slab City sing together on stage? I love that song and cannot find it anywhere! Lyrics include (I think)... "Make me an angel..." (from Steph in Ruidoso, NM)
A: The song is "Angel from Montgomery," it is a John Prine song. (thanks to Crawfish, TNadd more info
A: The only drag is that their recording of the Prine classic is NOT on the soundtrack album... at least not on the iTunes version. What a bummer! If anyone knows of a download link, please publish it!! (thanks to JosephDC, Washington, DCadd more info
A: (thanks to Eveline, Switzerlandadd more info
A: There is another version by Bonnie Raitt. See here (thanks to marina, argentinaadd more info

Q: The web site and the movie have wonderful songs that are not on the "official soundtrack" by Eddie Vedder. What are those songs and how do I find/purchase them? (from intertext9 in Olympia, WA)
A: Michael Brook came out with the score for the movie in Decemeber of 2007. Should have what you are looking for. (thanks to Chris, Louisianaadd more info

Q: What is the other song (not "Angel from Montgomery") the girl from slab city sings? I really liked what I heard! (from Anacreonic in Los Angeles, CA USA)
A: It's called "Tracy's Song" named for her character (Tracy Tatro) and was co-written by David Baerwald & Kristen Stewart, the actress who performs it. (thanks to JosephDC, Washington, DCadd more info
A: The song is called "Tracy's Song" and is by Kristen Stewart and David Baerwald. (thanks to whoabrother, Californiaadd more info

Q: Who wrote the music in the first scene of the film when the boy finds the magic bus and is cleaning it? (from mary in italy)
A: It is called "Best Unsaid" by Michael Brook (thanks to Chris, Louisianaadd more info

Q: What electronic-music is playing at the beginning of kayak scene? (from Marc B in Bern)
A: MC Hammer - "Can't Touch This" (thanks to bird, braziladd more info
A: He wants it at the BEGINNING of the kayak scene... (thanks to LearnToRead, Tempe, AZadd more info
A: "The Canyon" by Michael Brook, also on the '07 score. (thanks to Supertramp, Alaskaadd more info
A: You sure it is not The Rapids??? (thanks to j, ohioadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song/melody that starts when Chris is writing his address down to Tracy and plays on while he's leaving the hippie camp in the truck with Jan? Is it a song or just a bit of a melody written for the movie? (from Maggie in Sweden)
A: It's "Doing The Wrong Thing" by Kaki King from the album Legs To Make Us Longer. (thanks to Wing Yee, Hong Kong, Chinaadd more info

Q: What Eddie Vedder song is playing toward the beginning when the man in the truck gives Chris the boots and says his number is in them if he survives? (from Nick in Maple grove, mn)
A: "Long Nights" (thanks to sk, darjeeling, indiaadd more info
A: The song that's playing as it shows the train and stuff is "Guaranteed" but its the hummed version. The song that's playing as he's hiking is "Long Nights". (thanks to Jake, Virginiaadd more info

Q: What is the song/artist do we hear when he's riding the freight train right before he's taken off and beaten up by the cop? (from Bill in Ohio)
A: Canned Heat's "Going Up The Country" (thanks to chris, NCadd more info
A: The song playing when Chris is on the train tracks is "King of the Road" by Roger Miller... Canned Heat's "Going to the Country" is way earlier in the movie.. (thanks to dennis, swedenadd more info

Q: What song did the 16 year old girl sing? And what song did the 16 year old girl and Emile play together (Emile on piano her on guitar)? (from keil in Canada, Ontario)
A: "Angel From Montgomery." I think John Prine Wrote it, there are various women who sing it... for instance, Bonnie Raitt. (thanks to unknown, illinoisadd more info

Q: What song is playing when he is kayaking in the crazy rapids? (from Brock in Melbourne, Australia)
A: MC Hammer - "Can't Touch This" (thanks to Bird, Braziladd more info
A: The song that plays during the rapids part is not really a song. It's music Eddie Vedder created for the movie's score. MC Hammers song "Can't Touch This" plays after he meets the German couple. (thanks to Scout30, Texasadd more info

Q: Does anyone know anything about the music that plays during the scene where Emile Hirsch and Catherine Keener are playing in the ocean? It's driving me insane! (from Brian in Albuquerque, NM, USA)
A: The song is called "Carte Noir" by Michael Brooks. (thanks to rickylin89, boston, ma US add more info

Q: What's the song playing when he first jumps into the river and Emile's face is shown underwater? (from e-phizzle in Australia)
A: "Swimming and Horses" (thanks to boloy45, Philippines,mindanaoadd more info

Q: What is the hippie song that plays not too far into the movie that you hear in Woodstock footage, etc. that says "I'm going to the country, that's where I'm going to stay"? (from T-shirt in Santa Maria, California)
A: It's "Goin Up The Country" by Canned Heat (thanks to Irene, The Netherlandsadd more info

Q: What's the song playing in Slab City by the older guy with the beard? It goes like: "If you don´t like my style, kiss my a**!" (from Martin in Germany)
A: Hey, finally found it by myself. It's "Slab City Song" played by Insane Wayne, just in case you guys want to know. (thanks to Martin, Germanyadd more info

Q: Who sings the song with the lyrics "...make me an angel..." and what is it called? (from Mindy in Marion, Ar, USA)
A: Bonnie Raitt's "Angel From Montgomery" (thanks to max470, milanadd more info
A: It was originally written and Performed by John Pine however there have been several other recordings. (thanks to Nick, Australiaadd more info
A: The song is called "Angel From Montgomery." The actress singing it is Kristen Stewart, who most recently was in Adventureland and Twilight. (thanks to Lgirl, Rhode Islandadd more info

Q: What song is playing towards the end of the movie when he dies? (from Sam in Pennsylvania)
A: A lot of these songs were done by Michael Brook, who wrote most of the background music for the movie. You can buy the entire album of 36 songs on iTunes, its just called "Into The Wild - Original Motion Picture Score" (thanks to pk, Coloradoadd more info
A: It's another Eddie Vedder song and sounds just like "Hard Sun." (thanks to MJ, centerville, ohadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Chris is on board the train? I just remember lyrics about "..he doesn't pay a rent..." (from JT in México)
A: Roger Miller's "King Of The Road." (thanks to Blue Grass Billy, Prospect, Va.add more info

Q: What's the song with the lyrics "...I smoke old stogies... I have found short and fat but not too big around..."? (from goochmonster in Fairbanks, Alaska)
A: "King of the Road!" by Roger the Dodger Miller (thanks to Nazgul, Australiaadd more info
A: King of the Road (thanks to Magnus Rasmussen, Vejenadd more info

Q: What's the song playing at the very end of the movie when the credits are rolling? It sounds similar to Sufjan Stevens's Casimir Puloski Day, except it's half the meter of it. Same chords basically. I can't find it on the Eddie Vedder soundtrack part or the score part. (from watchasay in Oxford, Ohio)
A: "Guaranteed" by Eddie Vedder. I think it's only on the iTunes version of the soundtrack, along with a few other bonus songs. (thanks to Jake, ILadd more info
A: It's called "Devil Slayer" by Michael Brook. The song playing before that, at the beginning of the creds is "Guaranteed" by Eddie Vedder (thanks to amanda, San Francisco,CAadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Jan is driving Chris out of slab city? (from Belmondo in Thailand)
A: "Doing the Wrong Thing" by Kaki King (thanks to Austin, Olympia, WAadd more info

Q: What's the song playing in the beginning of the movie? (from hassion in bulgaria)
A: "Long Nights" from Eddie Vedder (thanks to Vaibhav, Jaipur , Indiaadd more info

Q: What's the song playing at the beginning of Chris's journey when he's driving his Datsun on a highway? (from Vic in Mexico City, Mexico)
A: "Big Hard Sun" by Eddie Vedder (thanks to manny, calgary, abadd more info

Q: Where can I find "Tracy's song," the song Emile and Kristen sing together? (from Pixie in Ca)
A: Emile and Kristen don't sing Tracy's song together, they sing "Angel From Montgomery." (thanks to jstfu02, Portland Oregon USAadd more info

Q: What's the first song playing on the official website at  (from Jay adams in Usa)
A: "Swimming & Horses", part of the Michael Brook soundtrack for Into The Wild (thanks to Supertramp, Alaskaadd more info
A: THE Jay Adams? (thanks to candee, all overadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Alex jumps into Ron's SUV to get a ride back to his campsite?
...from morgana in West Virginia (answer morgana's question)

Q: At some point you can see Emile playing the piano; can he really play or was that just in the movie? I'd really like to know.
...from Rose in Belgium (answer Rose's question)

Q: What's the song playing when he's running with the horses in the wild? (from Conie in the place)
A: "Swimming and Horses" (thanks to bustacapo, n.adams, massadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song played towards the end of Chapter 9, where Chris is jumping off the bluff into the water? (from G in Huntington Beach, CA)
A: "Swimming & Horses" on the Michael Brook CD called Into The Wild score. (thanks to Supertramp, Alaskaadd more info

Q: What track plays as Jan gives Chris a ride in her van, when he leaves slab city?  (from taylor in manchester, uk)
A: It's "Doing The Wrong Thing" by Kaki King. Fantastic song. (thanks to Rich, Londonadd more info

Q: Hey in the movie there is a girl that sings a song on stage at the "rubber tramps" camp. Do you know what it is called and what her name is? Thanks!! (from Sunshine in Alberta, Canada)
A: The first song is entitled "Tracy's Song" the second with Emile Hirsch is entitled "Angel of Montgomery." The actress is Kristen Stewart (Twilight). (thanks to sjg, Canadaadd more info

Q: Where can I find "Angel of Montgomery" actually sung by Kristen Stewart (not Bonnie Raitt) (from sjg in Canada)
A: Just type "kristen stewart with lyrics" into the search box at There is a really good quality version. (thanks to Amber, Englandadd more info

Q: Are full recordings of Kristen Stewart singing Pine's "Angel from Montgomery" and "Tracy's Song" available anywhere?? (from Nick in Australia)
A: I think it's Bonnie Rait's voice, but I could be wrong. (thanks to meghan, smadd more info

Q: What song plays at the start of the kayak scene, before "Can't Touch This" by MC hammer?? It's a great song... can't get hold of it anywhere. (from Sriram in Tempe, AZ)
A: This song is "The Rapids & The Canyon" by Michael Brook. (thanks to Shymon, Franceadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when he leaves his bus and walks by the owls in the tree and starts hooting at them? (from Casey in Colorado Springs)
A: "No Ceiling" by Eddie Vedder (thanks to lac, birmingham,aladd more info

Q: What song is playing during the part when he is in the magic bus and he leaves and sees the owls in the tree? (from Casey in Colorado)
A: "No Ceiling" by Eddie Vedder (thanks to mander, San Francisco,CAadd more info

Q: What's the old song that the character Christopher McCandless sings when he's on the train? (from bryan in Baton rouge, La, usa)
A: "King of the Road" by Tennessee Erie Ford.... (thanks to boog, rome gaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when the two hippies make love in their van in slab city and Christopher and the girl goes for a walk with the dogs? (from Virgo in South Africa)
A: "Selling Books" by Michael Brook (thanks to mander, californiaadd more info

Q: At the end of the movie when Chris passes away, a version of "Big Hard Sun" is playing but there is a guitar solo (maybe cello) heard that is missing from the album version. Who performed that part and can we get this version with the string arrangement? (from Eddie in San Diego)
A: "I Saw It" by Michael Brook. I'm not sure about the string arrangement thing (thanks to amanda, californiaadd more info

Q: What song is playing where Chris writes his alias on a mirror with a lipstick that reads: "Alexander Supertramp July 1990..."? (from lex luthor in philippines)
A: Canned Heat - "Goin' Up The Country" (thanks to Stieg, London, Englandadd more info

Q: The instrumental that plays just after McCandless has discovered he has eaten poison plant life... where he's sleeping on the floor of the bus with his rifle in his hand, and this guitar piece segues into the last scenes between McCandless and Mr Franz.... what is that instrumental? It is haunting! (from J in IL)
A: "Driving to the Highway" by Kaki King... You're right. It is really haunting. Took me a really long time to find this one!! (thanks to amanda, californiaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when he is running with the wild horses? (from jessi in ohio)
A: It is called "Swimming and Horses" by Michael Brook. Isn't it a heavenly piece of music? (thanks to Avro, Bombay, Indiaadd more info

Q: I am also looking for the sad-sounding guitar piece that plays when Ron Franz is driving down the highway during the night with Alex to drop him off at his destination. It slowly fades out as the car pulls up to a stop. It's bothering me so much because I want to use it for a video but have no idea where to find it. (from Sean in CT)
A: This song is "Driving the Highway" by Kaki King. From what I know, it is not available on sale but you can find it on this website (thanks to Shymon, Franceadd more info

Q: The strangest thing happened... when I was watching this film I got the sudden urge to play the Ben Harper version of "Angel from Montgomery", so I paused the film & listened to the song. Then I played the film & about 20 minutes later they played that song together on the stage! Does anyone know how this kind of thing happens?? Is it the cosmos?? (from Scuba in Liverpool, England)
A: Cosmos? Whatever. Try global warming. (thanks to TOOONzWIGGETadd more info

Q: What is the music in the beginning of the scene on the dam right after getting off the river?
...from Glenn in athens, ga. USA (answer Glenn's question)

Q: What song is playing when Chris is reading the Tolstoy book ? (from Julien28 in Brussels, Belgium)
A: "Chris Reads Tolstoy" by Michael Brook (thanks to amanda, san fran,caadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song that Alex is playing on the piano at the cabaret when he is with Wayne? It continues after that when the two of them are sitting on a machine. (from dukie in grand island, ny)
A: "Free Satellite and Hunting Advice" by Michael Brook (thanks to mander, San Francisco,CAadd more info

Q: Could someone name all the songs playing when he is in a train? (from henry in California)
A: Roger Miller "King of the Road" (thanks to yoka, andrezé franceadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Christopher and Tracy have a walk towards the mountain and meet the old man? They leave their hand prints in cement, then continue in walking to the sunset. There are no words, just a guitar melody...
...from Maeva in Toulouse, France (answer Maeva's question)

Q: What's the song the girl is singing and playing?
...from joshua foster in south dakota (answer joshua foster's question)

Q: What's the second song playing on the official website at What an amazing song!!!! (from Jéferson in Brazil)
A: It's the song from Eddie Vedder - "Guaranteed." Very nice! (thanks to Kshitiz, Indiaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the nudist colony when Mr. Franz drops Chris off? The lyrics are "...I don't care, I don't care..."
...from Erin in australia (answer Erin's question)

Q: What is the song at the beginning? It starts at 1:15 and stops at 3:30 (from Daan in Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
A: Guaranteed :) (thanks to Brianna George, USAadd more info

Q: What song is playing in the scene with the wolves at the river?
...from phil in old tennenbaum (answer phil's question)

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