VINYL: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1, a full-length musical companion to HBO’s new drama series, VINYL, distributed by Warner Music Asia in Malaysia, is set for release on February 13, ahead of its Monday, February 15 series premiere on HBO / HBO HD (Astro Ch 411 / 431).
A new EP featuring music in the upcoming episode will then be released weekly. This first-of-its-kind slate of musical offerings will culminate with a second full-length soundtrack, VINYL: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1, to be released in April, in conjunction with VINYL’s season finale on HBO.
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 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 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 Jagger.
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. 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.
The 10-episode first season of VINYL debuts in Malaysia same time as the US, Monday, February 15 at 10am on HBO / HBO HD (Astro Ch 411 / 431), with a same day primetime encore at 10pm. New hour-long episodes debut every Monday on HBO at the same time, or catch them anytime anywhere on Astro On The Go.