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It was one year ago this week when HBO released the first trailer to the highly anticipated season two of True Detective. This week’s tune (with lyrics by Rosanne Cash, music by T Bone Burnett and Lera Lynn) racked up millions of views as it gave fans the first glimpse of the second season’s characters and a plot that revolved around a murder, three Southern California-based law-enforcement officers, and a career criminal (played by Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn).
From the series’ inception, music director T Bone Burnett helped elevate the show’s intense drama with an incredible mix of haunting, original roots music and powerful voices. Three gorgeous originals in all (The Only Thing Worth Fighting For, My Least Favorite Life, and It Only Takes One Shot) were written by the trio of Cash, Burnett, and Lynn and all can be heard throughout season two as well as on the official soundtrack album. The stirring set stretches over both seasons, including cuts by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, John Paul White, The Handsome Family, and Bob Dylan. Get yours HERE.
Contact & Licensing info:
Master controlled by Harvest Records/Universal Music Group (310)865-0770.
Published by: Chelcait Music (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC (BMI)
contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com
Published by: L-T Music Publishing/Songs of Universal.
Apr 13 2016
The haunting first single from True Detective: Music from the HBO Series is available today from iTunes & Amazon. Click HERE to purchase. “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For” is a stunner, with lyrics by Rosanne Cash & music by T Bone Burnett and vocalist Lera Lynn. The soundtrack will feature 14 tracks in all, taken from both season one and the upcoming season which premieres this Sunday June 21 at 9PM EST. Tune in throughout the summer to hear more new songs written for this critically acclaimed series by Rosanne Cash, T Bone Burnett, and Lera Lynn including “My Least Favorite Life” beautifully performed by Lera in the opening episode. The entire soundtrack will be available for purchase on August 14th.
Jun 16 2015
Tune in April 5 & 6 for HBO‘s two-part premiere of Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All 8PM EST. Based on a 1971 concert at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, filmmaker Alex Gibney (known for his in-depth documentaries of James Brown, Fela Kuti as well as Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) charts the singer’s legendary determination to stay on top. The film takes each of the 11 songs Sinatra sang that night as the basis for a chapter in his complicated life. Not to be missed!
View the trailer HERE.
Apr 02 2015
This week’s Top Tune was written by Aimee Mann and Jon Brion and originally appeared on Mann’s third studio album, 2000′s Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo. Aimee initially released the album on her website sans record company. It would eventually go on to achieve a worldwide release and success aided by the soundtrack album to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, with which the album shares material.
If you happened to catch last Sunday’s episode of Girls (HBO), you heard the original version of this little gem. This week we offer up a version by the great Bettye LaVette who cut the song on her 2005 album, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise on Anti Records. Watch a great live performance of the song by Aimee Mann.
Contact & Licensing:
Published by You Can’t Take It With You (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music, LLC, A Notable Music company. Contact: Damon Booth firstname.lastname@example.org & Aimee Mann c/o Michael Hausman Artist Management. Master controlled by Anti Records.
Feb 27 2013