New Apple TV+ series ‘Long Way Up’ to feature music by Real World artists

Following the success of documentary series 'Long Way Round' and 'Long Way Up', actor Ewan McGregor and TV personality Charley Boorman will feature in a brand new Apple TV+ series 'Long Way Up', which follow the pair on a motorcycle journey spanning the length of South America all the way to Los Angeles. Real World collaborated with the producers of the series on the soundtrack to the last instalment, 'Long Way Down', and once again the series will feature a selection of music by artists on our roster.

Long Way Up reunites best friends McGregor and Boorman more than a decade after their last motorbike adventure around the world.

Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, Ewan and Charley journey through the glorious and underexposed landscapes of South and Central America in their most challenging expedition to date, using cutting-edge technology on the backs of their prototype electric Harley-Davidsons in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. Photo credit: Apple TV+

The new series will follow Ewan and Charley as they journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico. Also joining them are their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, following them in their electric Rivians.

Along the way, the soundtrack will feature music by Totó la Momposina, Aurelio, Sidestepper, Los de Abajo and Charlie Winston.

The first three episodes of Long Way Up will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18, and new episodes will roll out weekly.


  • Totó la Momposina


    Totó La Momposina's entire life has been dedicated to representing the music of Colombia's Caribbean coastline. Totó is not only its greatest interpreter, but a restless innovator too.

  • Sidestepper


    Sidestepper began as the studio project of producer Richard Blair in the mid 90's, making instrumental dancefloor tunes that mixed the hard and heavy emerging London drum and bass sound with Latin sounds and breaks, trying to do with Latin music what bands like Massive Attack and Smith and Mighty were doing with reggae, soul and funk to make that new Bristol sound.

  • Aurelio


    Since childhood, Aurelio Martinez has been performing the music of his Garifuna ancestors and he is, without exaggeration, the greatest living interpreter of Garifuna music.

  • Los de Abajo


    In 2006 Los de Abajo released, 'LDA vs. The Lunatics' for Real World Records, which included a cover of Fun Boy Three’s 'The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum'.

  • Charlie Winston


    Charlie Winston grew up, with his folk-musician parents and his musical siblings, in a Suffolk hotel through which passed an endless procession of itinerant artists, orchestras, actors and thespians. Such an environment had a great impact on Charlie giving him a deep love for the performing arts and entertainment whilst nurturing his musical talents.

By Online Editor

Published on Thu, 17 September 20

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