Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1–4

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Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1–4
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
GenreRock
Length60:15
LabelColumbia
ProducerBob Thiele Jr., Kurt Sutter, Dave Kushner, Matt Hyde, Matt Drenik, Lions
Various Artists chronology
Sons of Anarchy: The King is Gone
(2010)
Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1–4
(2011)
Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy Vol. 2
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Contactmusic.com(mixed)[2]

Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1–4 is a soundtrack album featuring music from FX television program Sons of Anarchy.[3] The album consists of songs recorded for the show as well as those previously released through a number of EPs; Sons of Anarchy: North Country (2009), Sons of Anarchy: Shelter (2009) and Sons of Anarchy: The King is Gone (2010).[4] Songs include covers of "What a Wonderful World", "Forever Young", "John the Revelator[5] and the Emmy nominated theme song "This Life" (performed by Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers).[6] Musicians performing on the album include Anvil, Franky Perez (of Scars on Broadway), Lions, Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and The Dead Weather) and actress Katey Sagal, who plays Gemma Teller Morrow in the show, among others.[5][7] The album was released on November 29, 2011, through Columbia Records.[5][8][9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."This Life"Curtis Stigers, Dave Kushner, Bob Thiele Jr., Kurt SutterCurtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers2:20
2."Son of a Preacher Man"John Hurley, Ronnie WilkinsKatey Sagal and the Forest Rangers3:12
3."Forever Young"Bob DylanAudra Mae and the Forest Rangers3:12
4."John the Revelator"TraditionalCurtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers5:35
5."Fortunate Son"John FogertyLyle Workman and the Forest Rangers3:29
6."Slip Kid"Pete TownshendAnvil and Franky Perez3:49
7."Girl from the North Country"DylanLions4:11
8."Someday Never Comes"FogertyBilly Valentine and the Forest Rangers4:04
9."Gimme Shelter"Jagger/RichardsPaul Brady and the Forest Rangers4:52
10."Bird on the Wire"Leonard CohenKatey Sagal and the Forest Rangers5:02
11."Hey Hey, My My"Neil Young, Jeff BlackburnBattleme2:49
12."What a Wonderful World"Bob Thiele, George David WeissAlison Mosshart and the Forest Rangers2:31
13."Los Tiempos Van Cambiando (The Times They Are a-Changin')"DylanFranky Perez and Los Guardianes del Bosque4:58
14."Strange Fruit"Abel MeeropolKatey Sagal and the Forest Rangers (featuring Blake Mills)4:04
15."The House of the Rising Sun"TraditionalBattleme and the Forest Rangers (with Katey Sagal)6:07
16."The House of the Rising Sun"TraditionalThe White Buffalo (with the Forest Rangers)[10]5:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 130
US Top Rock Albums[11] 18
US Top Soundtracks[11] 12
Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Top Soundtracks[11] 9
Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Top Soundtracks[11] 9
Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Top Soundtracks[11] 9

Personnel[edit]

The album's credits and personnel can be obtained from Allmusic.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy, Seasons 1–4 Review". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Lai, Alex. "Various Artists – Songs Of Anarchy: Music From Sons Of Anarchy Seasons 1–4 Album Review". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  3. ^ "Columbia Records, FX and Twentieth Century Fox Television Partner to Present Music from FX's Highest Rated Series "Sons of Anarchy"". MarketWatch. Dow Jones & Company. November 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  4. ^ "ANVIL, SCARS ON BROADWAY Guitarist Cover THE WHO For 'Sons Of Anarchy' EP". Blabbermouth.net (Roadrunner Records). August 30, 2009. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  5. ^ a b c Luce, Patrick (November 11, 2011). "Music from Sons of Anarchy hits November 29th". Monsters and Critics. Archived from the original on November 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  6. ^ "Deeds: Boise State's blue turf shows up in hip-hop song". Idaho Statesman. The McClatchy Company. November 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  7. ^ "Music Releases: Week of 11-28-2011". Fox News Channel. News Corporation. November 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  8. ^ "Latest DVDs, CDs, books: Nov. 29". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Stephens Media LLC. November 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  9. ^ Masley, Ed (November 29, 2011). "New CD releases: 'Follies,' 'Sons of Anarchy'". The Arizona Republic. Gannett Company. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-anarchy-music-from-sons/id483007515
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy, Seasons 1–4 Charts & Awards". AllMusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 2011-12-17.
  12. ^ "Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy, Seasons 1–4 Credits". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 2011-11-30.