HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Soundtrack Gets Its First Tracklist; Julian Casablancas and Charli XCX Set to Feature on Later Releases

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Last October, HBO announced the Valentine’s Day premiere date for the two-hour pilot of its upcoming 1970s music industry drama Vinyl, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terrence Winter. Today the tracklist for the show’s first of many soundtracks was revealed.

The release strategy proposed for the show’s accompanying soundtracks follows similar strategies previously employed by other musical shows like Glee and Empire. For Vinyl, HBO will release a handful of songs from the upcoming week’s episode every Friday as a digital EP. The weekly releases start on Friday, February 12th with the full-length album Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1, which features songs from the show’s premiere.

Expected on following releases are Charli XCX, Julian Casablancas, Trey Songz, Jessie J, Iggy Pop, Charlie Wilson, the Arcs, Jess Glynne, Nate Ruess, Royal Blood, DJ Cassidy, Chris Cornell, and Alex Newell. All of this sounds exciting, but one has to wonder: Why all of these modern artists for a show that’s about the 1970s New York music scene?

The tracklist for Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1 is below and be sure to catch the premiere February 14, 2016 on HBO at 9 PM ET/PT.

01. Ty Taylor — “The World Is Yours” 02. David Johansen — “Personality Crisis” 03. Kaleo — “No Good” 04. Sturgill Simpson — “Sugar Daddy” (Theme from ‘Vinyl’) 05. Ruth Brown — “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean” 06. Otis Redding — “Mr. Pitiful” 07. Dee Dee Warwick — “Suspicious Minds” 08. Mott the Hoople — “All The Way From Memphis” 09. David Johansen — “Stranded In The Jungle” 10. Chris Kenner — “I Like It Like That” 11. Ty Taylor — “Cha Cha Twist” 12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch — “It’s Just Begun” 13. Soda Machine — “Want Ads” 14. The Meters — “Hand Clapping Song” 15. Soda Machine — “Slippin’ Into Darkness” 16. Edgar Winter — “Frankenstein” 17. Nasty Bits — “Rotten Apple” 18. Foghat — “I Just Want To Make Love To You”