VINYL (Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 1) - Various Artists on Limited Edition 180g 2LP + CD
Music Featured in the Season Premiere of HBO's New Series from Executive Producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger & Terence Winter!
VINYL, from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, is a new HBO drama series set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex-and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.
Informed by Scorsese's renowned innovative use of music in film and Jagger's intimate insight on the era, VINYL (Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 1), takes the listener on a musical journey with new and previously released material - all featured in the season premiere - from an array of rising stars and legendary artists, including the one and only David Johansen, who revitalizes a pair of classics by his seminal group the New York Dolls with re-recordings exclusively for the series. The soundtrack also captures the electric energy of New York City in the 1970s via a bounty of indelible pop, rock, disco, and soul favorites from such iconic stars as Otis Redding, Foghat, Jimmy Castor Bunch, Dee Dee Warwick, Edgar Winter, The Meters, and much more.
Original highlights include "No Good," the breakout rock single from Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Kaleo, and the series' main title and first new music from Grammy Award-nominated, Atlantic recording artist Sturgill Simpson. VINYL (Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 1) further showcases material featured in the series premiere, including the original song "Rotten Apple," co-written by VINYL co-star James Jagger along with Mick Jagger, Luis Felber and James Dunson, and performed by Nasty Bits, a band featured in the show that is fronted by James. Additional highlights include tracks from Soda Machine and Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor – who has also been cast as the singing voice of the series' character Lester Grimes.