In addition to co-writing, co-producing and starring in the television series “Lilyhammer,” Steven Van Zandt also arranged and produced most of its music, and will release it, in two volumes, as Lilyhammer The Score —Volume 1: Jazz and Lilyhammer The Score — Volume 2: Folk, Rock, Rio, Bits and Pieces. The albums will be released July 12 on CD, digitally, and on 180-gram black vinyl.
Also, Volume 1′s “My Kind of Town,” the Frank Sinatra standard that Van Zandt sang in character on the show (as mobster Frank Tagliano), and Volume 2‘s Tito Puente-inspired mambo song “Mojito” are available for streaming and downloading with preorders, and the video for “My Kind of Town” has been posted on YouTube (you can watch it below).
You can preorder Volume 1 here: UMe.lnk.to/LilyhammerVol1PR
You can preorder Volume 2 here: UMe.lnk.to/LilyhammerVol2PR
The music is credited to Little Steven and the Interstellar Jazz Renegades, a group that featured Van Zandt on guitar and occasional vocals, plus pianist Lee Musiker, saxophonist Stan Harrison, trumpeter Raul Agraz and others.
“I’m really proud of ‘Lilyhammer’ and the music I created for it,” said Van Zandt in a press release. “This was especially rewarding because it gave me the chance to finally do a score completely. This was a full commitment, I loved doing it and experimenting with sound and putting it to pictures and seeing what effect it has. It was a lot of fun, I’d love to do more of it.”
“Lilyhammer,” which follows the adventures of New York mobster Tagliano while in the federal Witness Protection Program in Lillehammer, Norway, debuted on Norwegian television and Netflix in 2012, and ran for three seasons.
Van Zandt and his Disciples of Soul will perform at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Nov. 6. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
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