Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 4 [Original TV Soundtrack]

Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 4 [Original TV Soundtrack]

CD

Overview

The fourth volume of music from the iconic television series is easily its most diverse. House band the Forest Rangers, who will be familiar to fans of the series, back a variety of singers including Billy Valentine, Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Audra Mae, White Buffalo, Ed Sheeran, Katey Sagal (who played Gemma Teller Morrow), Joshua James, and Gabe Witcher. The set is primarily comprised of classic rock and pop covers. The set opener is an audacious, ragged but right version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," with White Buffalo, Valentine, and Perez all taking turns out front. Other unusual readings include pop standards such as "Never My Love" and "Age of Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In," with Joshua James joining Valentine as frontman of the Forest Rangers on the latter). Sagal offers a haunting read of the traditional "Greensleeves." The dark, bluesy "Make It Rain" was written by Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance and is performed passionately by his friend Sheeran. Valentine's delivery of Dillon O'Brien's and Bob Thiele, Jr.'s retro soul tune "Blue Angel" sounds like it came straight from Muscle Shoals and could have been recorded by Eddie Hinton; it's the best vocal performance on the album. Perez delivers a punk rock version of "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" that derives more from the Lick the Tins read than Elvis'. Amos Lee leads the Forest Rangers on an atmospheric reading of Bob Dylan's "Boots of Spanish Leather" that could have been produced by Daniel Lanois. The best gets saved for last, however. "Come Join the Murder" was co-written by White Buffalo (Jake Smith) with Kurt Sutter and Bob Thiele, Jr. It's a fitting send-off for not just this volume, but for the Shakespearean series. With its dark lyrics and striking production, it offers solace and acceptance for life's misfits and outcasts. The song is so fine it belongs on a White Buffalo album.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888750614629
catalogNumber: 506146

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Gia Ciambotti   Background Vocals
Davey Faragher   Bass,Background Vocals
Tommy Faragher   Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Lap Steel Guitar,Weissenborn
David Mansfield   Mandolin
Val McCallum   Electric Guitar
Duff McKagan   Bass
Katey Sagal   Vocals
John Philip Shenale   Strings
Bob Thiele   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Vocal Harmony
Michael Urbano   Percussion,Drums
Billy Valentine   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Amy Kanter   Background Vocals
Lynn Coulter   Percussion,Drums
Bob Thiele   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Piano (Grand),Guitar (Electric Baritone),Guitar (Baritone)
Dave Kushner   Guitar
Gabe Witcher   Violin
Franky Perez   Vocals,Background Vocals
Benji Lysaght   Guitar
Joshua James   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Leonard   Bass,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Katie Silverman   Children's Chorus
Phil Shenale   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Audra Mae   Vocals
Jake Gosling   Organ,Drums,fender rhodes
White Buffalo   Vocals
Ed Sheeran   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Owen Thiele   Background Vocals
James Johnson-Brown   Children's Chorus
Graham Berger Sacks   Children's Chorus
Grace Gregory   Background Vocals
Austin Carney   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Hugo Peretti   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Dillon O'Brian   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Dave Way   Producer,Engineer
Foy Vance   Composer
Jake Gosling   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kurt Sutter   Composer
Jake Smith   Composer
Donald J Addrisi   Composer
Richard P Addrisi   Composer
Ellen Gerstell   Vocal Arrangements

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