HBO's True Blood Gets a Soundtrack

(Atlantic Records) Elektra/Atlantic Records has announced the upcoming release of "True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series," due in stores and online on May 19th. The album features tracks from the acclaimed HBO drama's first season, including the sultry theme song, "Bad Things" performed by Jace Everett. The hugely anticipated second season of True Blood is slated to premiere on HBO on June 14th, while True Blood: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 19th.

"True Blood – Music From The HBO Original Series" features songs performed by a wide-range of Louisiana natives, reflecting the series' steamy backwoods setting. The artists span the Bayou State's distinctive musical heritage, from Lucinda Williams, Slim Harpo, and Lee Dorsey to Allen Toussaint and the legendary Dr. John (see attached tracklisting). The soundtrack also includes "Bleed 2 Feed," an exclusive new song written expressly for the series by Lafayette-based swamp rocker CC Adcock.

Also among the highlights are tracks from such diverse talent as Ryan Adams, Cobra Verde, The Watson Twins, Little Big Town, and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. In addition, "True Blood – Music From The HBO Original Series" includes "The Golden State," performed by the one-and-only John Doe, which will be featured in the series' upcoming second season.

"True Blood – Music From The HBO Original Series" will be available for pre-order beginning April 21st at the Atlantic Records webstore, located at http://store.atlanticrecords.com, as well as the HBO Shop® (www.hbo.com/store/trueblood), and other DSPs.

1. Jace Everett – "Bad Things"
2. CC Adcock – "Bleed 2 Feed"
3. Lucinda Williams – "Lake Charles"
4. Lee Dorsey – "Give It Up"
5. Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers – "Swampblood"
6. Cobra Verde – "Play With Fire"
7. The Watson Twins – "Just Like Heaven"
8. The Flying Burrito Brothers – "Christine's Tune (A.K.A. Devil In Disguise)"
9. Ryan Adams – "Two"
10. Slim Harpo – "Strange Love"
11. Allen Toussaint – "From A Whisper To A Wind"
12. Dr. John – "I Don't Wanna Know"
13. John Doe Featuring Kathleen Edwards – "The Golden State"
14. Little Big Town – "Bones"

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