We celebrate the 10th anniversary of Superman’s cinematic relaunch via “Man of Steel”, much-loved blockbuster in the Snyderverse, with this musical justice league: Allison Crowe – vocals, piano, engineer, producer; Del Crowe – guitar; Dave Baird – bass; & Laurent Boucher – percussion.
Superman – Clark Kent, a joint creation of great friends, Toronto, Canada-born illustrator Joe Shuster and American writer Jerry Siegel (born in Cleveland, Ohio), entered our public universe in 1938 – via Action Comics #1.
The mythic character, able to leap a tall building in a single bound, first took flight in fabulous,1940s cartoons made by brothers Max Fleischer, animator and director, and Dave Fleischer, producer.
The brothers' Fleischer Studios produced nine Superman classics - animated shorts - in 1941- 42. (Over the following couple of years, also for Paramount Pictures, another eight episodes were made for – these by Famous Studios. All 17 Superman cartoons are now in the public domain.)
For this mash-up Allison Crowe's "There Is" provides the soundtrack to an excerpt from "The Mechanical Monsters" (one of the earliest of Superman's animated adventures - released November 28, 1941).
The Man of Steel mythos brightens our world still today. Brought to life on the big screen as a science fiction spectacular in Summer 2013, Krypton and the Earth of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Perry White and all denizens includes musician Allison Crowe - as the "Singer in Cassidy's", a road-house in the great North woods where Henry Cavill as Clark is employed before taking on the mantle of Superman.
The Cassidy Inn’s an actual, historic, bar/hotel on a stretch of highway on Vancouver Island, Canada about 10 minutes drive south of where Allison was born. Originally, and for decades, it was home to miners in this coal-rich area. More recently it became a rough-and-ready “biker bar” before Hollywood set the scene with its epic, modern, production (brought to you by DC Entertainment, Syncopy Films, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.) The Cassidy mysteriously went down, down, down, in a ring of fire – and today remains home to celluloid heroes.
For Allison, this opportunity to work with Director Zack Snyder, Producer Deborah Snyder and the entire, truly stellar, production+ team, cast and crew of "Man of Steel" proved more amazing and fun than imaginable. It forever rocks our daily planet.