For those of you who do not know, Vinyl is an upcoming American series about the 1970’s New York music industry, and it will premiere on HBO on February 14. Apart from the fact that Martin Scorsese has produced the series along with rock legend Mick Jagger, he has also directed the pilot and plans on being involved in “as many episodes as possible”.
If this was not exciting enough, plans for the series’ soundtrack have been revealed: on February 12, the full soundtrack from the opening episode will be released in the album Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1, and it will include classics by Otis Redding, Sturgill Simpson, Mott the Hoople and more. After the first episode has aired, a digital EP will be released every Friday before the related new episode airs on the following Sunday.
According to Pitchfork, the EPs will feature tracks from artists such as Julian Casablancas, Iggy Pop, Charli XCX, the Arcs, Chris Cornell, Trey Songz, Jessie J, Nate Ruess, Royal Blood, Jess Glynne, and Charlie Wilson. Finally, a second full soundtrack will be published on April 15, titled Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1: Finale which will complete the first release. It sounds (and looks, from the trailer below) really promising!