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Los Angeles, California - The chart-topping companion album to the LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) film THE HUNGER GAMES, "THE HUNGER GAMES": SONGS FROM DISTRICT 12 AND BEYOND, will unlock a free download of 'Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)' performed by world-renowned musician Sting beginning March 27, 2012. The track can also be purchased as a single from major digital retailers.
'Lullaby' remains a centerpiece of THE HUNGER GAMES. In the story, the protagonist Katniss [Jennifer Lawrence] learns the song from her father who sang it to her as a child. Passing down the tradition, Katniss sings it to her little sister Primrose, as well as to fellow Tribute Rue, to calm their fears.
16-time Grammy Award winner Sting delivers a powerful and poetic rendition of 'Lullaby,' produced by acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer T-Bone Burnett. The pair last collaborated on 2003's 'You Will Be My Ain’ True Love' for the film, Cold Mountain. The song was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe.
Upon purchasing the album, fans can go to www.thehungergamesmovie.com/lullaby in order to get the track as a free download.
As one of the world’s most respected performers, Sting recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as a solo artist with the release of the definitive box set collection 25 Years as well as 'The Best Of 25 Years'. The free iPad app, STING 25, also serves as a commemoration of this milestone. He is currently on the celebrated Back to Bass world tour, and will soon embark on a tour throughout North America and Europe this summer.
Download 'Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)' by Sting on Tuesday March 27th.