19 Songs, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The backdrop for the HBO series True Blood (Based on Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries) is a fictional Louisiana bayou town. Jace Everett’s “Bad Things” sets a sinister tone with a mid-tempo rockabilly swagger slithering under Everett’s sultry baritone. Lee Dorsey’s 1966 hit “Give It Up” fuses psychedelic sitar with the Meters’ unmistakable New Orleans funk as produced by Allen Toussaint, but the soundtrack wears Toussaint’s eerie and slow-burning “From a Whisper to a Scream” like a well-tailored glove. The Watson Twins contribute to the spooky vibe with an ethereally twangy take on the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” and it's very cool to hear the Flying Burrito Brothers’ “Christine’s Tune (Devil In Disguise)” in the context of a backwoods vampiress. Little Big Town’s “Bones” and John Doe’s “The Golden State” are two standouts – the former sounding like a hillbilly Fleetwood Mac and the latter a gripping country rock duet with Kathleen Edwards. The Deluxe version features three live CC Adcock tunes, though the real treat here is a live version of Zac Brown’s “Whiskey’s Gone.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The backdrop for the HBO series True Blood (Based on Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries) is a fictional Louisiana bayou town. Jace Everett’s “Bad Things” sets a sinister tone with a mid-tempo rockabilly swagger slithering under Everett’s sultry baritone. Lee Dorsey’s 1966 hit “Give It Up” fuses psychedelic sitar with the Meters’ unmistakable New Orleans funk as produced by Allen Toussaint, but the soundtrack wears Toussaint’s eerie and slow-burning “From a Whisper to a Scream” like a well-tailored glove. The Watson Twins contribute to the spooky vibe with an ethereally twangy take on the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” and it's very cool to hear the Flying Burrito Brothers’ “Christine’s Tune (Devil In Disguise)” in the context of a backwoods vampiress. Little Big Town’s “Bones” and John Doe’s “The Golden State” are two standouts – the former sounding like a hillbilly Fleetwood Mac and the latter a gripping country rock duet with Kathleen Edwards. The Deluxe version features three live CC Adcock tunes, though the real treat here is a live version of Zac Brown’s “Whiskey’s Gone.”

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

267 Ratings

267 Ratings

Awesome but....

afinemess,

I'm so glad they finally have a soundtrack for True Blood! But I hate how EVERY song is album only! You should at least be able to buy Bad Things separately!

VERY POOR SELECTION

Nyrippedabs,

Where's Lonely by Dixie Chicks? Or some of the songs that were played during the more emotional scenes, such as the song that is played when Sookie eats her grandmother's pie? Sorry HBO, this selection was very poor and I feel this is nothing but a collection of annoying music...

Very Cool!

ajr622,

God I love this show! I love the laid back feeling of this soundtrack. It fits right in with the show. There's a lot of music on here that I don't remember being on the show, but that said, all of the music goes with the sometimes lazy, sometimes frenetic pace of the show. It's easy to imagine the characters driving around the bayou with any of these songs blasting on their car radios. If you're even a slight fan of "True Blood," I'd definitely recommend it.

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