True Blood Soundtrack Volume 3 Review

September 23, 2011

True Blood Likes Its Music!

True Blood Soundtrack Vol.3The third True Blood soundtrack, True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Volume 3 was released on September 6. BlogCritics.com posted a review, and in it, author Amanda Stonebarger states:

“If ‘Southern Gothic’ were a musical genre, the term could be used to describe True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 3. For the latest soundtrack, music supervisor and soundtrack producer Gary Calamar cherry-picks from different branches of Southern music and spins a sinister thread throughout, creating a mixture of country, rock, and soul straight out of the Louisiana swamp or a seedy vampire bar.”

In the CD’s booklet, Alan Ball talks about music being important in creating the show, and how it helps the writers set the tone of the show each week. The music also provides episode titles, and this volume includes songs from Season 3 and Season 4. The first song on the album is “Season of the Witch” by Karen Elson, featuring Donovan, which I think had almost the same reception as “Bad Things” by Jace Everett, which is the show’s theme song.

Other songs on the album include “Hitting the Ground” by Gordon Gano and PJ Harvey; “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees; Damien Rice’s “9 Crimes”; Gary Louris and Jakob Dylan’s “Gonna Be A Darkness”;  as well as the covers “And When I Die” by The Heavy and “She’s Not There” by Nick Cave and Neko Case.

The deluxe version of the album includes four different versions of songs on the standard album — “Bad Things”, covered by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and three covers of  “She’s Not There” by Dick Isreal and the Soothsayer, L’Avventura, and Paper Pilots.

I, for one, like all the songs on the album and can’t wait to purchase it. What about you, Truebies? What do you think of the music on the album? Let us know by commenting below.

Source: blogcritics.org – Music Review: True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 3

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True Blood Music: Season 4, Episode 7 – “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”

August 10, 2011

Soundtrack for a Somber Episode:

Anna Stephen Alex HBO S4 promoAnd so they are to meet the sun…

The vampires, under an intense spell cast by the spirit of Antonia and some fellow witches, were desperate to burst free from their protective silver chains and greet the daylight. Poor Jessica made it to the door, even though Jason made a mad dash to save her. Sam realized exactly what made Tommy so sick… and he was not happy about it. Debbie questions Alcide‘s feelings for Sookie, Tara hurts Naomi to protect her, and Sookie refuses to let Eric meet the sun.

Anybody else sad that we’re more than halfway through the fourth season?

Below is the soundtrack used in episode 7 of True Blood’s fourth season, “Cold Grey Light of Dawn.”

(Songs marked with a [*] are available for purchase at HBO.com)

Steven Casper and Cowboy Angst – Where You Are
Pam tries to kill Tara outside of Merlotte’s. Naomi struggles.

The Black Angels – Yellow Elevator #2*
Plays on the boom box while Debbie and Alcide are in the woods.

Patti Scialfa – Town Called Heartbreak*
Naomi and Tara sit in their truck outside Merlotte’s. They may be breaking up.

Alejandro Escovedo (feat. Bruce Springsteen) – Always a Friend*
Jason fantasizes about Jessica. Hoyt comes home and Jason feels awkward.

Steve McComb – Come See Me*
Sam visits Luna.

The Shake – Dyin’ Ain’t the End of the World*
Sam and Luna talk at Merlotte’s and things are starting to change.

Scott Hall – Send Mary a Letter
Alcide and Debbie are in bed.

Nick Lowe – Cold, Grey Light of Dawn
Plays over end credits.

Source: HBO.com 

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Carson Daly Chats up Nathan Barr

October 7, 2010

Nathan Barr’s Contributions to True Blood

Without Nathan Barr, most of the best True Blood scenes would fall short. Without this gifted composer, the scenes between Sookie and Bill wouldn’t be as special. Nathan may not be on our physically on True Blood but is talent sure is and now fans will be able to put a face to the sounds.

See Nathan on Late Night TV

Nathan will take over late night when he appears on Last Call with Carson Daly on Friday, October 15. Set your DVRs or if you’re a night owl, set your television for 1:30 a.m to get a first hand tour of Nathan’s studio. Perhaps he’ll even give secret tidbits about the True Blood Season 2 score, which was released September 21, and includes Sookie’s Dreams, Eric’s Grief, and Goodbye Godric.

For more information on Nathan or his appearance on Carson Daly, visit Nathan’s facebook page or check out NBC’s homepage for all Carson Daly updates and his guests. True Blood may be on hiatus for the winter but with great interviews like this one, the wait won’t be too terrible for fans.

Source: www.facebook.com — Nathan Barr and www.nbc.com — Last Call with Carson Daly

(Photo Credit: Nathan Barr)

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True Blood’s Grammy Nominees “OUT 4 BLOOD” Concert

January 14, 2010

The OUT 4 BLOOD concert will be held Friday, January 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm at the Echoplex and will feature artists from HBO’S True Blood: CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, John Doe, Jace Everett, and others.

The Grammy-nominated “True Blood” soundtrack will come alive in a night of music from HBO’s acclaimed series at the Echoplex on January 29. Reflecting the present-day Southern Gothic atmosphere portrayed onscreen, the soundtrack’s haunting song selections lean toward a large helping of roots-oriented, swamp-flooded, Louisiana-influenced sounds; performed by contemporary and classic practitioners of the genre.

Gary Calamar, music supervisor for ‘True Blood,’ says “I am thrilled that we are able to pull together some of the amazing artists who are on the ‘True Blood’ soundtrack for this very special show. And….we are trying to secure some surprise guests as well. It’s going to be badass !”

Out 4 Blood is made possible in part with generous support from Louisiana Entertainment and proudly recognizes Louisiana’s Year of the Song, celebrating the historic contribution of the state’s songs and songwriters.

The Echoplex is located at 1154 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California. Info: 213.413.8200. Tickets $10.00 plus applicable service charges available in advance at www.ticketweb.com, $12.00 at the door. 18 and over show.

SOURCE: jaceeverett.com

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True Blood’s Score Listed on Top 20 Soundtracks of 2009

January 3, 2010

True Blood has done it again! The beautiful score by Nathan Barr has been placed on a Top 20 list for soundtracks from movies, TV, and video games for 2009 and takes the #11 spot. The Examiner.com, written by Mark Morton (whom we must thank very much for sending the information to us), so eloquently described Nathan‘s music that it must be read as it was written.

11. TRUE BLOOD (Nathan Barr) – Minimalist soundtracks have never been more heartfelt and moving than when Nathan Barr took on the True Blood project. And the score itself (no offense, Lisbeth) is beautiful enough to be released as an independent folk music album. Barr never ceases to amaze his audience with forward-thinking, compositional dexterity and an unending supply of esoteric instruments. Fingers are firmly crossed that Varese Sarabande releases a score for Season Two!

Once again, a special thank you to Mark Morton for sharing this with us.  You can read our in-depth, exclusive interview with Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott here as they discuss the complexity that goes into creating soundtracks for Alan Ball‘s phenomenal HBO TV vampire series True Blood.

SOURCE: Examiner.com

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True Blood Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray and Soundtrack Out In Stores Now

May 19, 2009

tbThe True Blood Season 1 DVD / Blu-ray and True Blood Soundtrack are out in stores today Tuesday, May 19, 2009 so make sure you go out and purchase the DVD of one of the hottest shows on TV.  The True Blood: The Complete First Season is at the #1 spot for best-selling DVD and #14 for the Blu-ray on Amazon right now.  Reviews for True Blood: The Complete First Season have been very favorable with “highly recommended” ratings from various reviews.

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amazon.com

DVDtalk.com

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Alan Ball Promo for True Blood Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray

May 13, 2009

tbs1dvdblurayAmazon.com has on their website a video promo featuring Alan Ball promoting the True Blood Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray. Also on the site you will find special featured clips from the Season 1 DVD with interviews from Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Lafayette, and The Making of True Blood. All these clips are available on the True Blood: The Complete First Season DVD and Blu-ray.  So remember the DVD/Blu-ray and the Soundtrack comes out on May 19 so make sure you have placed your orders.  If not click theh link above to be taken to the amazon website to place you order.  To view the videos click here.

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True Blood Music Soundtrack To Be Released May 19

April 16, 2009

True Blood season 2 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, June 14, 2009, however before then the True Blood soundtrack entitled “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series” is set to be released May 19. The songs on the CD are 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.. The soundtrack also includes “Bleed 2 Feed,” an exclusive new song written expressly for the series by Lafayette-based swamp rocker CC Adcock and a new song from John Doe and Kathleen Edwards, “The Golden State,” that will be included on the show’s next season.

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Here are the songs included on the CD:
1. “Bad Things,” Jace Everett.
2. “Bleed 2 Feed,” CC Adcock.
3. “Lake Charles,” Lucinda Williams.
4. “Give It Up,” Lee Dorsey.
5. “Swampblood,” Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers.
6. “Play With Fire,” Cobra Verde.
7. “Just Like Heaven,” The Watson Twins.
8. “Christine’s Tune (A.K.A. Devil in Disguise),” The Flying Burrito Brothers.
9. “Two,” Ryan Adams.
10. “Strange Love,” Slim Harpo.
11. “From a Whisper to a Wind,” Allen Toussaint.
12. “I Don’t Wanna Know,” Dr. John.
13. “The Golden State,” Joe Doe featuring Kathleen Edwards.
14. “Bones,” Little Big Town.

The True Blood Music Soundtrack is available for Pre-Order now.

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True Blood Music Season 1 Episode 11 To Love is to Bury

January 8, 2009

True Blood Music Season 1 Episode 11 To Love is to Bury

Glen Campbell : Witchita Lineman 
Scene: Sookie and Sam go to Big Patty’s Pie House to ask some locals about a murdered woman who was carrying on with vampires.

The Cowboy Junkies :To Love is to Bury 
Scene: Jason and Amy make up.
 
Ryan Adams : Two 
Scene: Sam and Sookie drive back from the pie restaurant while discussing love.

G. DaPont : West of Whichita 
Scene: Jason and Amy are back together, so Amy convinces Jason to do V one last time.

Phillharmonia Slavonic Symphony : No. 8 in G Major Op. 88: Adagio 
Scene: Maryann and Tara arrive at Maryann’s estate.

Gillian Welch : Pass You By 
Scene: End Credits

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True Blood Music Season 1 Episode 6 Cold Ground

January 4, 2009

True Blood Music Season 1 Episode 6 Cold Ground

Lisbeth Scott : Take Me Home (Pie Cry Remix)
Scene:Sookie eats the pecan pie in the kitchen

Hem :We’ll Meet Along the Way  
Scene:Tara consoles Sookie after the loss of her grandmother
 
Linda Harmon [Singer at Funeral] :Softly and Tenderly 
Scene:Southern Hymn sung at funeral
 
Dixie Chicks : Lullaby
Scene:Bill tells Sookie to go back to sleep, tells her he’s not going anywhere

Cat Power : Half of You
Scene: Bill and Sookie are making love

Rusty Truck:Cold Ground
Scene:End Credits

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