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Peaky Blinders Soundtrack album release

“Take a little walk to the edge of town…”

‘PEAKY BLINDERS’ FIRST EVER SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED

EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM PJ HARVEY, RICHARD HAWLEY AND JEHNNY BETH

ALSO FEATURES TRACKS BY NICK CAVE, ARCTIC MONKEYS,
DAVID BOWIE, RADIOHEAD, LAURA MARLING, BLACK SABBATH, ROYAL BLOOD, FOALS AND MANY MORE

PJ HARVEY TRACK HAD FIRST PLAY ON BBC 6MUSIC AND ALREADY ADDED TO PLAYLIST

Available to pre-order: https://UMC.lnk.to/PeakyBlinders

Since the fifth season of the massively popular BAFTA-winning series BBC drama wrapped up, fans are aching for their next hit of Peaky Blinders. On 15 NovemberUMC will release the first ever official soundtrack to the series (currently available on BBC’s iPlayer and on Netflix in more than 100 countries outside of the UK) that has captivated audiences across the globe. The soundtrack will be available on 2CD, 3LP and digital.

It’s not just the low tones of Nick Cave’s vocals in the opening theme tune that have become synonymous with the BBC’s Birmingham-based flagship gangster drama centred around Tommy Shelby, his family and their somewhat dubious business practices. Alongside the atmospheric opener, all the songs featured in the show have been painstakingly chosen to reflect the feel of the programme (the violence, the grit, AND the glamour), which was inspired by a real group of gangsters in post WW1 Birmingham.

The soundtrack features a previously unreleased rendition of the show’s iconic theme song, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Red Right Hand. Only available on this release, the track was recorded specifically for the show by PJ Harvey and following its premiere this morning on BBC Radio 6 Music, it will be available to stream and download here: https://peakyblinders.lnk.to/RedRightHand. The track has now been added to the station’s Playlist.

Also exclusively on the album are Jehnny Beth’s I’m The Man and Anna Calvi’s series 5 score, You’re Not God, along with Richard Hawley’s (Bob Dylan) Ballad of A Thin Man on CD and vinyl for the first time. The album is completed by songs from Nick Cave himself, Arctic MonkeysThe White StripesRoyal BloodThe Last Shadow PuppetsQueens of the Stone AgeBlack SabbathDavid BowieLaura Marling, and Foals amongst others.

The show is known for its dark and dramatic soundtrack, acting as a window into the mind of Tommy Shelby – a tortured ex-soldier who suffers from PTSD after fighting in the trenches during World War One. The 2CD and 3LP sets feature music and key clips of dialogue from all 5 series the show. The 2CD also includes a 32-page book with images from the show, behind the scenes notes from Guardian journalist Phil Harrison, quotes from the cast and ‘The Chap’ magazine in conversation with Peaky Blinders’ Costume Designer, Alison McCosh.

The show has been particularly celebrated for its stylish cinematography and charismatic performances, enhanced by the use of contemporary music, and with the latest season’s score by the multi–Mercury Award Nominated singer songwriter Anna Calvi, the plaudits just kept coming. The soundtrack album also features series 1-5 original scores created specifically for the show. Show Creator Steven Knight was instrumental in pushing the importance of the music used in the show: “The Peaky Blinders story and the music we use are twins, born at the same time. It would be difficult to imagine most of the pivotal moments without the soundtrack. I’m so glad that at last we have been able to put some of the tracks together on one album, to put the atmosphere and swagger and snarl of the show into your headphones and speakers.”

A free limited-edition Peaky Blinders poster will be included for the first 500 pre-orders on both the 2CD and 3LP across uDiscover, Sound Of Vinyl and Recordstore.co.uk. The BBC is set to release the DVD box set of series 5 on 11th November.

So, crack open a bottle of Shelby’s Gin, unbutton your waistcoat, relax and sit back to enjoy the music – BY ORDER OF THE PEAKY BLINDERS!

Pre-order here: https://UMC.lnk.to/PeakyBlinders

TracklistCD Tracklist

CD1
1.    Tommy: ‘It’s Not A Good Idea…’
2.    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
3.    The White Stripes – St James Infirmary Blues
4.    Truce – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 1 (Score)
5.    Tommy: ‘Right I Have Bought You Hear Today…’
6.    Dan Auerbach – The Prowl
7.    Polly: ‘There’s Only One Thing…’
8.    Jack White – Love Is Blindness
9.    PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
10.  Alfie: ‘I’ve Heard Very Bad, Bad, Bad Things…’
11.  Black Rebel Motorcycle – River Styx
12.  Post Irish Meeting – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 2 (Score)
13.  PJ Harvey – Red Right Hand
14.  Laura Marling – What He Wrote
15.  Arthur: ‘Do You Wanna Tell ‘Em…’
16.  Royal Blood – Come On Over
17.  Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
18.  Tommy: ‘I Love You…’
19.  Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Breathless
20.  Radiohead – You And Whose Army?
21.  Polly: ‘A Woman Of Substance…’
22.  PJ Harvey – This Is Love
23.  Sons – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 3 (Score)
24.  Tommy: ‘You Can Change What You Do…’
25.  Queens Of The Stone Age – Burn The Witch
26.  The Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits
27.  David Bowie – Lazarus
CD2
1.    Tommy: ‘Sex, Freedom, Whiskey Sours…’
2.    Savages – Adore
3.    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat (Live From KCRW)
4.    Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – I Wish
5.    Ballad Of Polly Gray – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 4 (Score)
6.    Tommy: ‘I’m Not A Traitor To My Class…’
7.    Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes – Devil Inside Me
8.    Foals – Snake Oil
9.    Polly: ‘It’s In Our Gypsy Blood…’
10.  Radiohead – Pyramid Song
11.  Laura Marling – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
12.  Ada: ‘So, Tommy Shelby, MP…’
13.  Black Sabbath – The Wizard
14.  Anna Calvi – Papi Pacify
15.  Joy Division – Atmosphere
16.  Tommy: ‘You Need To Understand…’
17.  Anna Calvi – You’re Not God
18.  Arthur: ‘There’s A Bentley Outside…’
19.  Jehnny Beth – I’m The Man
20.  Idles – Never Fight A Man With A Perm
21.  Tommy: ‘I Will Continue…’
22.  Richard Hawley – Ballad Of A Thin Man

3LP Tracklist
LP1 – Side A

  1. Tommy: ‘It’s Not A Good Idea…’
  2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
  3. The White Stripes – St James Infirmary Blues
  4. Truce – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 1 (Score)
  5. Tommy: ‘Right I Have Bought You Hear Today…’
  6. Dan Auerbach – The Prowl
  7. Polly: ‘There’s Only One Thing…’
  8. Jack White – Love Is Blindness
  9. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
LP1 – Side B
  1. Alfie: ‘I’ve Heard Very Bad, Bad, Bad Things…’
  2. Black Rebel Motorcycle – River Styx
  3. Post Irish Meeting – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 2 (Score)
  4. PJ Harvey – Red Right Hand
  5. Laura Marling – What He Wrote
  6. Arthur: ‘Do You Wanna Tell ‘Em…’
  7. Royal Blood – Come On Over
  8. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
LP2 – Side A
  1. Tommy: ‘I Love You…’
  2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Breathless
  3. Radiohead – You And Whose Army?
  4. Polly: ‘A Woman Of Substance…’
  5. PJ Harvey – This Is Love
  6. Sons – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 3 (Score)
  7. Tommy: ‘You Can Change What You Do…’
  8. Queens Of The Stone Age – Burn The Witch
  9. The Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits
  10. David Bowie – Lazarus
LP2 – Side B
  1. Tommy: ‘Sex, Freedom, Whiskey Sours…’
  2. Savages – Adore
  3. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat (Live From KCRW)
  4. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – I Wish
  5. Ballad Of Polly Gray – From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack / Series 4 (Score)
  6. Tommy: ‘I’m Not A Traitor To My Class…’
  7. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes – Devil Inside Me
LP3 – Side A
  1. Foals – Snake Oil
  2. Polly: ‘It’s In Our Gypsy Blood…’
  3. Radiohead – Pyramid Song
  4. Laura Marling – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  5. Ada: ‘So, Tommy Shelby, MP…’
  6. Black Sabbath – The Wizard
  7. Anna Calvi – Papi Pacify
LP3 – Side B
  1. Joy Division – Atmosphere
  2. Tommy: ‘You Need To Understand…’
  3. Anna Calvi – You’re Not God
  4. Arthur: ‘There’s A Bentley Outside…’
  5. Jehnny Beth – I’m The Man
  6. Idles – Never Fight A Man With A Perm
  7. Tommy: ‘I Will Continue…’
  8. Richard Hawley – Ballad Of A Thin Man

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

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