Monday, January 17, 2011

Eddie Vedder - No Ceiling (album: into the wild 2007)

This next song is from the soundtrack “into the wild”. It is Eddie Vedder’s first solo album. The movie is based on the true story of Christopher McCandless a 23 years old American man who decided to leave everything behind and go on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness and live by his own just him and Mother Nature in a search of a meaning to his life.  Since he hasn’t taken any essential survival equipment nor had any experience this adventure cost him his life. On his last moments he has come to the conclusion that the thing he misses the most is civilization, basically everything that he was trying to avoid during his journey. A very profound conclusion but unfortunately it was too late for Chris as he passed away straight after. All the songs in this movie are sung by Eddie Vedder. Throughout the entire movie each song describes the situation Chris is facing during his adventure. I was very moved by this movie. It reminded me how much it is important to be surrounded by people who love you and to love them back as much as you can – this is the true meaning of life.
This is my favourite song from this album.
Link to the song: No Ceiling Eddie Vedder

About “into the wild” soundtrack:
Vedder's songs help narrate the story of American wanderer Christopher McCandless. After graduating as a top student from Emory University, and after a foray into the Western United States and Mexico, McCandless decided to give up all of his savings and money and hitchhike to Alaska to live in the wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude. Nearly five months later, he died of starvation near Denali National Park and Preserve. Vedder said that he "realized the songs could now become another tool in the storytelling."[On writing the songs about McCandless, Vedder stated, "It was startling how easy it was for me to get into his head. I found it to be uncomfortable how easy it was, because I thought I'd grown up." (Wikipedia - Into the wild)

Info about Christopher McCandless : Wikipedia - Christopher McCandless
Info about Eddie Vedder: Wikipedia - Eddie Vedder