Monday, August 5, 2013

Album Review: Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 Soundtrack, Various Artist

Album: Sons of Anarchy-Seasons 1-4 Soundtrack
Artist: Various
Point of Purchase: iTunes
Price: $11.99

I love this album, I think I listened to it pretty much exclusively for the first week I had it. I love Katey Sagal's voice (Gemma), I love how they took old songs and made them their own. I love how it fits the show so perfectly. The song "House of the Rising Sun" was rewritten for the show and it gives me chills. The song "Strange Fruit" is haunting. If you're a fan of the show this is something that needs to be in your music library.

I'm going to break from my usual quoting lyrics from each song, mostly because a lot of the songs should be fairly familiar to a lot of people, as for the ones that are unfamiliar, I'm not sure taking one or two lines out of the song would do any justice. My recommendation is to watch the show, then listen to the music they selected for the soundtrack. I have to say I was a little disappointed they didn't include the Dropkick Murphy's on the album because the Ireland portion of Season 3 was a pretty big deal, but overall I think they got it.

Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers – This Life
Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers – Son Of A Preacher Man
Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers – Forever Young
Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers – John The Revelator
Lyle Workman & Bob Thiele, Jr. – Fortunate Son
Anvil featuring Franky Perez – Slip Kid
The Lions – Girl From The North Country
Billy Valentine & The Forest Rangers – Someday Never Comes
Paul Brady & The Forest Rangers – Gimme Shelter
Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers – Bird On A Wire
Battleme – Hey Hey, My My
Alison Mosshart & The Forest Rangers – What A Wonderful World
Franky Perez & Los Guardianes del Bosque – Los Tiempos Van Cambiando (The Times They Are A-Changin')
Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers featuring Blake Mills – Strange Fruit
Battleme & The Forest Rangers – House Of The Rising Sun
The White Buffalo with The Forest Rangers – House Of The Rising Sun - Season 4 Finale Version