Windows On The World Soundtrack

Windows on the World is a dramatic love story about a Mexican son's search for his father – a missing, undocumented worker in The World Trade Center on 9/11.  On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando (Ryan Guzman - “Step Up” franchise, “Boy Next Door") and his family in Mazatlan watch their TV in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. Fernando's father, Balthazar (Edward James Olmos) works in the Windows on the World restaurant. But he does not call to say he is safe. And there is no way to contact him. As the family grieves for his apparent loss, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage – escaping from the building ALIVE! 

Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he falls in love with empathetic Lia (Chelsea Gilligan), and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience. The film also has memorable performances from Richard Cabral (“The Mayans”) Glynn Turman (“Cooley High,” “The Wire”) Julie Carmen (“In the Mouth of Madness,” “Gloria”) and Luna Lauren Velez (“Dexter,” “Oz.”) It was directed by Michael Olmos (“Filly Brown") - adopted son of Edward James Olmos, cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos ("Risky Business,” “Urban Cowboy,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”), with a soundtrack that includes a new song with vocals and guitar by David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and blues hall of famer Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica. Plus original jazz music from members of the SFJAZZ Collective (past and present), Eric Harland, David Sanchez, Edward Simon, Obed Calvaire, Robin Eubanks, Matt Penman, along with Taylor Eigsti and Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus)...as well as tracks from Les Claypool (Primus) and Fela Kuti.


Windows On The World Soundtrack

Release Date: August 2, 2019

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01 Inside Of Us All
Performed by David Hidalgo, Vincent Hidalgo, David Hidalgo, Jr., Charlie Musselwhite, Max Baca, Miguel Govea, David Eugene Russo

Music by Robert Mailer Anderson & Jay Walsh
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Recorded at Sound Asylum, Santa Ana, CA
Engineered by Mike Troolines
Mixed by Michael Landolt
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment

02 Fernando’s Theme
Performed by David Sánchez, Obed Calvaire, Ricardo Rodrigues, Luis Perdomo, Mark N. Schwartz, Lage Lund

Written by David Sánchez
Courtesy of David Sanchez Melaza Music, Inc.

03 Every Tear I Cry For You
Performed by: Emily Braden, Eric Harland, Matt Penman, Taylor Eigsti and Sean Jones

Music by Robert Mailer Anderson & David Russo
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Recorded at GSI Studios, NYC
Engineered by Josh Giunta
Mixed by Michael Landolt
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment

04 Lou’s House
Performed by: Eric Harland, Timothy Robinson, Josh Giunta, Dan Rovin, and Kaleta (Leon Ligan-Majek)

Written by Eric Harland
Recorded at GSI Studios, NYC
Engineered by Josh Giunta
Courtesy of Eric Harland

05 Don’t Break My Heart Again
Performed by Collective Quintet:  Edward Simon, Obed Calvaire, Matt Penman, David Sánchez and Robin Eubanks

Music by Robert Mailer Anderson & David Russo
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Recorded at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
Engineered by Jeff Cressman
Mixed by Michael Landolt
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment

06 New York, New York

Performed by Abiodun Oyewole (The Last Poets), David Sánchez, Obed Calvaire, Ricardo Rodrigues, Luis Perdomo, Mark N. Schwartz, Lage Lund

Written by Abiodun Oyewole
Courtesy of Abiodun Oyewole & David Sanchez Melaza Music, Inc.

07 Party People
Performed by: The Live Wire

Music by Robert Mailer Anderson & David Russo
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Engineered by David Russo
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment

08 Can You See Me Falling
Performed by New World Order

Music by David Russo
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Engineered by David Russo
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment

09 Black Lion Rap
Performed by The Black Lion, David Russo, Lizz Vega

Music by Robert Mailer Anderson & David Russo
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Engineered by David Russo
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment

10 Renaissance Man
Performed by 26 Reds

Music by Robert Mailer Anderson & David Russo
Lyrics by Robert Mailer Anderson
Engineered by David Russo
Mixed by Michael Landolt
Courtesy of UpCal Entertainment