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Dylan on "Gods and Generals"

New song to appear on soundtrack to Civil War film

January 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Bob Dylan will contribute a new song, "Cross the Green Mountain," to the soundtrack of the upcoming Civil War epic Gods and Generals. The song will premiere on AOL's "Listen First" series on January 18th along with another cut from the soundtrack, "Going Home," by classical artist, Mary Fahl.

The soundtrack will be available on February 4th while the movie, starring Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels and Mira Sorvino, hits theaters on February 21st. For a limited time the soundtrack will be available as a CD/DVD featuring the music videos for the Dylan and Fahl songs as well as five scenes cut from the film. The score for the film was written by John Frizzell and Randy Edelman, and features fiddle solos by Mark O'Connor.

Meanwhile Dylan heads down under next month, playing shows in Australia and New Zealand through February.

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