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True Blood Volume II

05/13/2010
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True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series Volume II arrives in stores and all DSPs on May 25th. On the same day, True Blood: The Complete Second Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, just in time for the third season premiere of the series on HBO on June 13th.

"True Blood Music From The Hbo Original Series Volume II" comprises of music featured in both the second and third seasons of the show. The album includes new and exclusive tracks from an array of top stars including Beck, Lucinda Williams w/Elvis Costello, Thievery Corporation, and Robbie Robertson whose "How To Become Clairvoyant" heralds the renowned singer/songwriter/guitarist's first new solo album in more than 11 years (see attached track listing).

In addition to its standard release, a deluxe edition of "True Blood Music From The Hbo Original Series Volume II" is also being made available via all DSPs on May 25th. The 18-track collection adds additional previously unreleased tracks, including offerings from Stone Temple Pilots and Jakob Dylan as well as an acoustic version of the show's theme song.

What's more, "True Blood Music From The Hbo Original Series Volume Ii" features two exclusive covers of songs made famous by the one and only Howlin' Wolf "Howlin' For My Baby" performed by M. Ward and "Evil (Is Going On)" performed by Jace Everett & CC Adcock. Everett is best known for his sultry theme song on True Blood, "Bad Things," which is included on "True Blood Music From The Hbo Original Series."

"I am so proud of this collection of amazing songs and artists that have come together for this new True Blood soundtrack," stated Gary Calamar, music supervisor and soundtrack producer. "I think the new songs from Beck, Robbie Robertson, and Lucinda Williams are some of their best work, haunting and beautiful. If Jace Everret and CC Adcock's new version of Howlin Wolf's "Evil" doesn't scare the pants off of you ...you're a stronger person than me."

The new collection also includes a sweeping range of blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll classics performed by such iconic artists as Bob Dylan, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Buddy & Julie Miller, Eels and the legendary 13th Floor Elevators.

"True Blood is very atmospheric and reflective of the backwoods of Louisiana, so it's fitting that we choose music that brings out the distinctive cultural heritage of the area," said Alan Ball, creator of the show. "It's great to see that not only the show, but the music itself has been embraced by fans."


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