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McIntosh, J. Ralph Develop Soundtrack Backing Autism Awareness

4/05/2011 09:55:11 AM Eastern
Binghamton, N.Y. - McIntosh Laboratory is supporting autism awareness by collaborating with songwriter/producer J. Ralph on the release of his expansive Wretches & Jabberers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

The soundtrack debuts on CD and vinyl LP April 5 on Rumor Mill Records. The April release of the soundtrack is timed to coincide with National Autism Awareness Month, and a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of America and the Wretches & Jabberers Fund of the Institute on Communication and Inclusion at Syracuse University.

The CD is available at Barnes & Noble and digitally on iTunes, with limited-edition 180 gm vinyl available at Topspin.com and other online retailers.

McIntosh supported the pressing of the album on high-quality vinyl. McIntosh also provided the world-class audio gear used for critical listening during mixing, and helped connect J. Ralph with longtime McIntosh owner Bob Weir, who joins other artists on the Wretches & Jabberers soundtrack listed below.

Among the artists included in the soundtrack along with J. Ralph and Bob Weir are Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Antony. Vashti Bunyan, Ben Taylor, Devendra Banhart, Judy Collins, Stephen Stills, Scarlett Johansson, Vincent Gallo, David Garza, Bonnie Bramlett, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Paul Brady, Lila Downs and Leah Siegel.

In addition to the soundtrack release during National Autism Awareness Month in April, the Autism Society is partnering with Gerardine Wurzburg to release Wretches & Jabberers throughout the month via nationwide "movievents," which will include screenings of the film and live panel discussions featuring Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette. Updates on the film screenings may be found at www.wretchesandjabberers.org.
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