Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack, will be released in stores on May 18, 2010 by Arrival Records/Scion Music Group (distributed by Fontana Distribution, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group). The album became available digitally on May 4, 2010. The selection of music ranges from the soulful to the more hard rock and all the songs and artists included in the album will be featured in the upcoming season. Liza Richardson is the soundtrack album co-producer and music supervisor for the television series. Jason Katims is both the executive producer of “Friday Night Lights” and of the Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack. The “Friday Night Lights” soundtrack is licensed through NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group.
Reflecting the passion and emotion of the show, Friday Night Lights Vol 2 Original Television Soundtrack, boasts a wide variety of artists including White Rabbits, Band Of Skulls, Augustana, Heartless Bastards, A.A. Bondy, Jakob Dylan, John Doe, The Avett Brothers, AM, Sufjan Stevens, Fink and Snuffy Walden. A complete track listing follows below.
Commenting on this diverse and spirited album, Jonathan Platt, the soundtrack’s co – producer says: “We are extremely excited about releasing this amazing soundtrack which is so reflective of the spirit of this show consisting of some of the most relevant artists of today’s ‘Indie’ and mainstream music scene.”
“Working on this show is a music supervisor’s dream,” said Richardson. “On this compilation, we’ve focused on a handful of the more emotional selections to give the soundtrack more cohesiveness. Our selections range from various rock music tracks, to hip hop, to some more prayer-like “twang!” There’s so much amazing music in the show, we could go on and on for volumes! The quality of the exceptional writing, acting, directing and editing of Friday Night Lights deserves music with equal integrity.”
Adds Jason Katims: “I am so excited about the release of the Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Soundtrack. I think fans of the show will agree that this is not only a great collection of songs from some of the most exciting artists out there, but it is also a true representation of the musical voice of Friday Night Lights.”
“Music plays an important role in how fans connect with a show and embrace it,” said Shelli Hill, Vice President NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. “This soundtrack features great music from pivotal moments in the program that really resonates with fans of the show.”
The eclectic Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack features the following:
1. PERCUSSION GUN – WHITE RABBITS
2. SWAY – HEARTLESS BASTARDS
3. KILLED MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNG – A.A. BONDY
4. FIRE – AUGUSTANA
5. SOMETHING GOOD THIS WAY COMES – JAKOB DYLAN
6. I KNOW WHAT I AM – BAND OF SKULLS
7. THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD – JOHN DOE
8. IF IT’S THE BEACHES – THE AVETT BROTHERS
9. WHAT YOU HIDE – AM
10. COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING – SUFJAN STEVENS
11. THIS IS THE THING – FINK
12. FNL MAIN TITLE – SNUFFY WALDEN
About Friday Night Lights (Fridays on NBC, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT)
Expanding on the hit feature film and best-selling book “Friday Night Lights,” the award-winning show centers on life in Dillon, Texas, where high school football brings the community together – and the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart.
As season four opens, a redistricting plan has left Dillon a town divided. Having been ousted from his role as head coach at Dillon High School, Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) finds himself faced with the daunting task of building a football team from scratch as well as motivating and disciplining the unmanageable East Dillon Lions players. Tensions follow Coach Taylor off the field and into the home as he and Tami (Connie Britton), who remains Principal of West Dillon High, find themselves increasingly at odds with one another and the adversarial roles the redistricting has forced upon them. As one of the main proponents of redistricting Dillon, Tami bears the brunt of criticism from the very unhappy parents and students who have been zoned out of West Dillon and into the less desirable East Dillon. Season four regulars also include characters Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Julie Taylor (Aimee Teegarden), Landry Clark (Jesse Plemons), Vince, Jess (Jurnee Smollett), and Luke (Matt Lauria).
Season after season, “Friday Night Lights” is hailed as one of the top ten shows by numerous publications such as Time magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and TV Guide. “Friday Night Lights” also has been honored three times (2006/2007/2009) as an American Film Institute (AFI) Television Program of the Year, received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2006 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series in 2007.
The series is executive-produced by Peter Berg (the film “Friday Night Lights,” “Hancock”), who also wrote and directed the pilot, Jason Katims (“Parenthood”), Brian Grazer (“Frost/Nixon,” “The Da Vinci Code”), David Nevins (“Arrested Development”) and Sarah Aubrey (“Trauma”). “Friday Night Lights” is a production of Universal Media Studios, Imagine Entertainment and Film 44.
About Arrival Records/Scion Music Group: Arrival Records, Ltd. and Scion Music Group have formed a co-venture to release Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack. Arrival Records is a Milwaukee based record label formed in 2007 by Rick Rand. The label is set to release the next album from rock band Bascom Hill. For more information on Arrival Records – www.bascomhillmusic.com. Scion Music Group is a New York City based full service record label and music publisher formed in 2008 by Mark Spier, president of the long-standing music publishing company, Memory Lane Music Group. For more information on Scion Music Group – www.scionmusicgroup.com
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