You have picked up your copy of BMD Magazine's Quentin Tarantino issue, right?
Most of the BMD crew has now seen (and loved!) Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and upon leaving our respective theaters we all had the same question: "When can we pick up the soundtrack, and what's that tracklist look like?"
Well, today we're pleased to share with you that very information. Let's start with what's on it: a whopping twenty-two songs, along with nine "era-specific radio advertisements", some of which (if not all of which!) you'll hear when you see the movie. They've basically assembled an album that'll sound like you're listening to the radio in 1969. How cool is that?
Here's the tracklist:
- 1. “Treat Her Right” – Roy Head & The Traits
- 2. “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – The Bob Seger System
- Boss Radio feat. Humble Harve:
- 3. “Hush” – Deep Purple
- 4. “Mug Root Beer Advertisement”
- 5. “Hector” – The Village Callers
- 6. “Son of a Lovin’ Man” – Buchanan Brothers
- 7. “Paxton Quigley’s Had the Course” (from the MGM film Three in the Attic) – Chad & Jeremy
- 8. “Tanya Tanning Butter Advertisement”
- 9. “Good Thing” – Paul Revere & The Raiders
- 10. “Hungry” – Paul Revere & the Raiders
- 11. “Choo Choo Train” – The Box Tops
- 12. “Jenny Take a Ride” – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
- 13. “Kentucky Woman” – Deep Purple
- 14. “The Circle Game” – Buffy Sainte-Marie
- Boss Radio feat. The Real Don Steele:
- 15. “Mrs. Robinson” – Simon & Garfunkel
- 16. “Numero Uno Advertisement”
- 17. “Bring a Little Lovin'” – Los Bravos
- 18. “Suddenly / Heaven Sent Advertisement”
- 19. “Vagabond High School Reunion”
- 20. “KHJ Los Angeles Weather Report”
- 21. “The Illustrated Man Advertisement / Ready For Action”
- 22. “Hey Little Girl” – Dee Clark
- 23. “Summer Blonde Advertisement”
- 24. “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” – Neil Diamond
- 25. “Don’t Chase Me Around” (from the MGM film GAS-S-S-S) – Robert Corff
- 26. “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” – Paul Revere & the Raiders (feat. Mark Lindsay)
- 27. “California Dreamin'” – Jose Feliciano
- 28. “Dinamite Jim (English Version)” – I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
- 29. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Quentin Tarantino Edit)” – Vanilla Fudge
- 30. “Miss Lily Langtry” (cue from The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean) – Maurice Jarre
- 31. “KHJ Batman Promotion”
I cannot say I was familiar with all, or even most, of these songs prior to seeing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but that's sort of a longstanding tradition when it comes to me and Tarantino movies: I've heard a handful of 'em before, might even know 'em really well, but getting acquainted with new excellent tracks/artists is part of the fun of just about every new Tarantino release.
Now: when can you purchase it? It'll be available starting tomorrow (that's July 26th) wherever you buy your music, but we've helpfully embedded a link to the Amazon digital version below, if you're into the click-n-purchase style of shopping. If, like me, you'd like to own this one on vinyl, be aware that a full release is expected sometime this fall, though Rolling Stone says:
"Several vinyl editions of the album will be available: On release weekend, Hollywood’s Amoeba Records and Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema will sell a “small-batch limited-edition” LP. Other wide release versions will follow this fall, including a deluxe 220-gram heavyweight “tequila sunrise” colored vinyl gatefold package (including several posters and a Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood map), an indie retail exclusive orange vinyl gatefold (featuring a poster and map) and a standard vinyl (including the map)."
So, if you happen to live near Amoeba Records or the New Beverly, you've got a chance to pick up a vinyl edition of the soundtrack way earlier than the rest of us. I'm guessing those versions are gonna be gone real quick, so definitely give Amoeba or the New Bev a ring to check on their stock before strolling in there. You don't wanna leave empty-handed!
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is now in theaters. Go see it. It rules.