SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

April 15, 2009 16:47 ET

Get a Taste of "True Blood"(SM) With Soundtrack to the Hit HBO® Series, in Stores and Online May 19th

"TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES" Features Jace Everett's "Bad Things" Main Title Theme Alongside Tracks From Bayou State Legends Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Slim Harpo, CC Adcock

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Elektra/Atlantic Records has announced the upcoming release of "TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES," due in stores and online on May 19th. The album features tracks from the acclaimed HBO drama's first season, including the sultry theme song, "Bad Things" performed by Jace Everett. The hugely anticipated second season of "True Blood" is slated to premiere on HBO on June 14th, while "True Blood: The Complete First Season" will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 19th.

"TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES" features songs performed by a wide-range of Louisiana natives, reflecting the series' steamy backwoods setting. The artists span the Bayou State's distinctive musical heritage, from Lucinda Williams, Slim Harpo, and Lee Dorsey to Allen Toussaint and the legendary Dr. John (see attached tracklisting). The soundtrack also includes "Bleed 2 Feed," an exclusive new song written expressly for the series by Lafayette-based swamp rocker CC Adcock.

Also among the highlights are tracks from such diverse talent as Ryan Adams, Cobra Verde, The Watson Twins, Little Big Town, and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. In addition, "TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES" includes "The Golden State," performed by the one-and-only John Doe, which will be featured in the series' upcoming second season.

"TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES" will be available for pre-order beginning April 21st at the Atlantic Records webstore, located at http://store.atlanticrecords.com, as well as the HBO Shop® (www.hbo.com/store/trueblood), and other DSPs.

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, "True Blood" takes place in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans to get their fix. Set in a backwoods Louisiana town, the show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin, winner of a Golden Globe® for her portrayal), who can read minds, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (played by Stephen Moyer).

Critics across the country have proclaimed "True Blood" one of the best new shows on television. USA Today called it "wildly imaginative," with "one of the best ensembles of the new series," while the Washington Post found it "audacious, outrageous and playfully grisly." TV Guide hailed the show as "graphically sexy and scary, and often wildly funny," and "a broadly entertaining, deliciously twisted slice of modern Southern Gothic."

"True Blood" is created and executive produced by Alan Ball (creator of HBO's Emmy Award®-winning "Six Feet Under"®); based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; co-executive producer Brian Buckner; supervising producer Nancy Oliver; producers Carol Dunn Trussell and Alexander Woo; co-producer Raelle Tucker.

Gary Calamar serves as music supervisor and soundtrack producer for "TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES."

For additional information, please visit www.hbo.com/trueblood.

(COMPLETE TRACKLISTING BELOW)

             "TRUE BLOOD - MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES"
                            (ELEKTRA/ATLANTIC)
                      In Stores and Online May 19th

1.  Jace Everett - "Bad Things"
2.  CC Adcock - "Bleed 2 Feed"
3.  Lucinda Williams - "Lake Charles"
4.  Lee Dorsey - "Give It Up"
5.  Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers - "Swampblood"
6.  Cobra Verde - "Play With Fire"
7.  The Watson Twins - "Just Like Heaven"
8.  The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Christine's Tune
    (A.K.A. Devil In Disguise)"
9.  Ryan Adams - "Two"
10. Slim Harpo - "Strange Love"
11. Allen Toussaint - "From A Whisper To A Wind"
12. Dr. John - "I Don't Wanna Know"
13. John Doe Featuring Kathleen Edwards - "The Golden State"
14. Little Big Town - "Bones"

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