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
Released November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
Genre Rock
Length 60:15
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Thiele Jr., Kurt Sutter, Dave Kushner, Matt Hyde, Matt Drenik, Lions
Various Artists chronology
Sons of Anarchy: The King is Gone
(2010)Sons of Anarchy: The King is Gone2010
Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1–4
(2011)
Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy Vol. 2
(2012)Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy Vol. 22012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 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. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "This Life" Curtis Stigers, Dave Kushner, Bob Thiele Jr., Kurt Sutter Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers 2:20
2. "Son of a Preacher Man" John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers 3:12
3. "Forever Young" Bob Dylan Audra Mae and the Forest Rangers 3:12
4. "John the Revelator" Traditional Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers 5:35
5. "Fortunate Son" John Fogerty Lyle Workman and the Forest Rangers 3:29
6. "Slip Kid" Pete Townshend Anvil and Franky Perez 3:49
7. "Girl from the North Country" Dylan Lions 4:11
8. "Someday Never Comes" Fogerty Billy Valentine and the Forest Rangers 4:04
9. "Gimme Shelter" Jagger/Richards Paul Brady and the Forest Rangers 4:52
10. "Bird on the Wire" Leonard Cohen Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers 5:02
11. "Hey Hey, My My" Neil Young, Jeff Blackburn Battleme 2:49
12. "What a Wonderful World" Bob Thiele, George David Weiss Alison Mosshart and the Forest Rangers 2:31
13. "Los Tiempos Van Cambiando (The Times They Are a-Changin')" Dylan Franky Perez and Los Guardianes del Bosque 4:58
14. "Strange Fruit" Abel Meeropol Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers (featuring Blake Mills) 4:04
15. "The House of the Rising Sun" Traditional Battleme and the Forest Rangers (with Katey Sagal) 6:07
16. "The House of the Rising Sun" Traditional The 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. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  5. ^ a b c Luce, Patrick (November 11, 2011). "Music from Sons of Anarchy hits November 29th". Monsters and Critics. 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.