Friday, February 29, 2008

The Play That Variety Of Music Multicoloured Boy Post.

A Rihanna tribute concert? Well, why not? Unsurprisingly she didn't dress like this for the occasion.

Anyway, moving on to the news I've been waiting for: it was only a matter of time before NBC Universal cleared the way for a Heroes soundtrack album, since practically every hit show these days has one (and sometimes more than one - Lost has two, Grey's Anatomy has three, The L Word has clocked up five). I'd have preferred a score album, but at least there's some. The CD, coming out in the US on March 18, looks like this:

1. Heroes Title - Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
2. Fire and Regeneration - Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
3. He's Frank - Brighton Port Authority featuring Iggy Pop
4. All for Swinging You Around - New Pornographers
5. Glad It's Over - Wilco
6. Weightless - Nada Surf
7. Nine in the Afternoon - Panic! At The Disco

8. Chills - My Morning Jacket
9. Natural Selection - Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
10. ABoneCroneDrone 3 - Shelia Chandra
11. Not Now But Soon - Imogen Heap
12. Jealously Rides With Me - Death Cab for Cutie
13. All Things Must Pass - The Jesus and Mary Chain
14. Homecoming - Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
15. Man in the Long Black Coat - Bob Dylan
16. Maya's Theme - Yerba Buena
17. Keeping My Composure - The Chemical Brothers featuring Spank Rock
18. Heroes - David Bowie

Not all these tracks have been heard on the show, as show executive producer Allan Arkush admits - but as I've said before, given Noah Gray-Cabey's ivory-tickling abilities, Greg Grunberg being part of the Band From TV (as is Hugh Laurie, explaining their presence on the House, M.D. album) and the weakness both Hayden Panettiere and Kristen Bell have for bursting into song, you've got at least four shout-outs to fans they could have included right there (Panic! At The Disco? For fuck's sake). And it's not like Tim Kring wouldn't have had previous experience with including the stars on a soundtrack, what with Jill Hennessy being on the Crossing Jordan album. Still, I guess it could be worse; it could be dueSouth Vol. 2. (And if any fans know if the French release will contain the song that opens the TF1 airings, let me know.)

I'll leave you with a wagged finger at FHM and Arena for having Cheryl from Girls Aloud and Cat Deeley as their cover stars. This week's French Elle shows them both up with the stunning Emmanuelle Beart - more pictures, costs less and she's nude in one shot. Even if she has reportedly had work done, so what?

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

Did you get the Heroes soundtrack, and if so, what did you think?