Still going on the greatness found at Sonic Boom in June…
The Sopranos: Music From The HBO Original Series
My lovely wife and I binge-watched the Sopranos a long while ago, and we absolutely loved it. At first, she wasn’t so sure about it. Gangsters aren’t really what she wants to watch, and as a therapist for her job, gratuitous violence is pointless and unnecessary when there’s enough real violence in the world. But that duck in the pool (you know what I mean) hooked her. Yes, it was violent in lots of spots, but she got through it by choice.
Anyway, as anyone who’s seen it knows, music played a huge and integral role in the series. I was really excited to find this CD in the Sonic Boom bins for $2.99. Score!
And what’s here? Well, try this:
A3 – Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)
R.L. Burnside – It’s Bad You Know
Frank Sinatra – It Was A Very Good Year
Bob Dylan – Gotta Serve Somebody
Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul – Inside Of Me
Cream – I Feel Free
Them – Mystic Eyes
Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper
Bo Diddley – I’m A Man
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Complicated Shadows
Nick Lowe – Beast In Me
Los Lobos – Viking
Wyclef Jean – Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Eurythmics – I’ve Tried Everything
I know! It’s really a fantastic disc. Lots of tunes to love here. I perk up everytime I hear that A3 track, as (a shortened version) was the intro music to every episode. It’s really an amazing mix of artists, and the songs selected are perfect. And of course Sinatra had to be here. Of course!
Guess what! I loved this disc. Shocker!