Saturday, December 15, 2012

CD Review: Sons Of Anarchy Return With "Songs: Volume 2"

New from Columbia Records in association with FX and Twentieth Century Fox comes volume two of the soundtrack to the “Sons of Anarchy” television show. The first soundtrack to the hugely successful FX cable TV show was released in November of last year cracked the top 20 “Rock Album” and “Soundtrack” music charts and has continued the sell very well. The success of the first soundtrack, spawned “Songs of Anarchy: Vol. 2” and was released on November 19.

The music on this latest release ranges from rock to country to folk to blues. The backing band for the album is The Forest Rangers; (the same as the first album) lead by guitarist/songwriter Bob Thiele. The album starts off with a haunting version of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil” performed by Jane’s Addiction. The song sets the mood for the rest of the album. Greg Holden’s gentle, folk song, “The Lost Boy” is a nice contradiction to Alison Mosshart’s rocker, “The Passenger.” Even Katey Sagal get into the act with “To Sir With Love,” as the music seems to floats behind her passionate vocals. Frankie Perez, with help from The Forest Rangers, turns Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” into a southern rock anthem, before Audra Mae shifts the mood to country with “The Unclouded Day.” The album closes with the acoustic blues of “Family” performed by Noah Gundersen and a fragile cover of Herman’s Hermits’ “No Milk Today.”

The soundtrack is available now on Columbia Records. For more information, please visit http://www.fxnetworks.com/soa/.

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