When you want to get the music of legends like The Rolling Stones, James Brown and Bob Dylan in your movie, securing the licensing can be both tricky and expensive, and prohibitive for many filmmakers whose budgets may already be strained. But that's not the case for David Chase's "Not Fade Away," because in his back pocket, he has the secret weapon of Steven Van Zandt.
The E Street Band member, executive producer, and rock 'n' roll enthusiast worked with ABCKO Records to pull together this pretty damn impressive selection of tunes, which includes songs from the movie and a couple that aren't, but that help make this one a pretty nice little mixtape of tracks. Sitting alongside the aforementioned artists are Sex Pistols with their rare cover of The Modern Lovers' "Road Runner," blues legends Elmore James, Robert Johnson and Lead Belly, classic cuts by Van Morrison and Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood and more. And then there is the band in the movie itself, The Twylight Zones, who have their songs played by Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Bob Bandiera and Gary Tallent.
The soundtrack drops on December 18th and the film lands a few days later on December 21st. Full tracklisting and tunes below.
"Not Fade Away" Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. "There Was a Time" - James Brown
2. "Tell Me" - The Rolling Stones
3. "Ride On Baby" - The Twylight Zones*
4. "Bo Diddley" - Bo Diddley
5. "Bo Diddley" - The Twylight Zones
6. "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - The Twylight Zones*
7. "Parachute Woman" - The Rolling Stones*
8. "Go Now" - The Moody Blues
9. "Time Is On My Side" - The Twylight Zones
10. "Dust My Broom" - Elmore James
11. "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart" - The Young Rascals
12. "Good Morning Blues" - Lead Belly
13. "Train Kept A Rollin'" - Johnny Burnette & The Rock N' Roll Trio*
14. "Train Kept A Rollin'" - The Twylight Zones
15. "Pretty Ballerina" - The Left Banke
16. "Down So Low" - Mother Earth
17. "Itchycoo Park" - The Small Faces
18. "Me and the Devil Blues" - Robert Johnson
19. "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" - The Twylight Zones
20. "T.B. Sheets" - Van Morrison
21. "Some Velvet Morning" - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
22. "Bali Ha'i" (From South Pacific) - Original Motion Picture Cast
23. "Road Runner" - The Sex Pistols
24. "Pipeline" - The Twylight Zones
25. "She Belongs To Me" - Bob Dylan
Digital Bonus Track: "Surgical Supply Jingle"