Creator/showrunner Shonda Rhimes contributed to the album's extensive liner notes, stating:
"During those four days [of writing the 'Scandal' pilot], the soundtrack of my writing was the funky, delicious music of the 1970s [...] It's the music that came after they killed Jack and Bobby and Martin and Malcolm [...] t's the music after Nixon disappointed a nation, it's the music of the sexual revolution and the feminist movement."
With fans eagerly awaiting the premiere of the third season on October 3rd, 2013, you'll have a month to enjoy the soundtrack before then.
Songs from Scandal: Music for Gladiators track list:
1. War - Edwin Starr
2. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
3. Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
4. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
5. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus and Chaka Khan
6. Get Down Tonight - KC and The Sunshine Band
7. I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) - Johnnie Taylor
8. Respect Yourself (RAC Remix) - The Staple Singers
9. Crazy - Bettye LaVette
10. You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
11. I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Nina Simone
12. The Light - The Album Leaf
You can pre-Order Songs From Scandal: Music For Gladiators HERE.