Until recently, The Sopranos was the most widely watched HBO show in the network’s history. My parents loved The Sopranos and growing up, it was the talk of the town. Now it’s Game of Thrones – a show that everybody, but me, seems to like. I’ve tried watching the first episode three times (the first during a free preview weekend which happened to have the show’s debut, and the latter two times at the behest of friends imploring me to reconsider). I’m probably going to try to watch first episode a fourth time at the request of another friend, but I doubt my opinion will change. The Sopranos, though… that’s something I like. I’m about halfway through the show – I haven’t watched it in a while due to life and me coming across other shows/movies, but I will finish it… I don’t really need to talk about this – if you haven’t lived under a rock, you know the mythos of Tony Soprano (R.I.P. James Gandolfini). The soundtrack features Elvis Costello, Wyclef Jean, Bob Dylan, Bo Diddley and more famous bands/artists. Shopradiocast provides the option of buying both variants at a discount, if you so wish. Cheers!

The Details

Available on vinyl for the first time ever! Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, pressed on 180 gram limited edition vinyl.

Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That's part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley's 1950s hit "I'm a Man" to Eurythmics' "I've Tried Everything" from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year" are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material -- cast member "Little Steven" Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul's "Inside of Me," Elvis Costello & the Attractions' live take on "Complicated Shadows," Wyclef Jean's rap over Sly & the Family Stone's "Family Affair" on "Blood Is Thicker Than Water," which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be. ~ AllMusic Review by William Ruhlman

Vinyl Color: 180 Gram Translucent Red (LTD 750) and 180 Gram Red with Black Smoke (LTD 1,250)

Track Listing

SIDE A

A3 - Woke Up This Morning
R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know
Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year

SIDE B

Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Inside Of Me
Cream - I Feel Free
Them Featuring Van Morrison - Mystic Eyes

SIDE C

Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
Bo Diddley - I'm A Man
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Complicated Shadows
Nick Lowe The Beast - In Me

SIDE D

Los Lobos - Viking
Wyclef Jean - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Eurythmics - I've Tried Everything

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