By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
When you’re making a movie about the trials and tribulations of becoming a famous Rock and Roll band, one thing is important: You gotta have a killer soundtrack!
That seemed to be the mentality of the creators of the upcoming film Not Fade Away, which may have proved to be an easy thing to accomplish considering one of them is, in fact, a rock star.
The movie, which marks the feature film debut of the creator of The Sopranos, David Chase, is being produced by Steven Van Zandt, a fellow Sopranos alum and longtime guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
The story follows three friends from New Jersey in the pursuit of rock stardom set against a 1960s backdrop when some of the most iconic artists of all time began bursting onto the scene.
Chase reportedly worked extremely closely with Van Zandt to compile a list of artists and bands that defined the generation in which the movie is set. This resulted in an incredible soundtrack, which features the talents of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Van Morrison, Sex Pistols and more.
The movie also features original music performed by several of its stars, in the form of their on-screen band, The Twylight Zones.
Van Zandt said of the film’s music, “David Chase realizes that in film, like Bruce Springsteen in music, the more detailed, accurate, and nuanced the personal vision, the more compelling the work ends up being. Helping David realize his vision was one of the most satisfying projects of my life.”
Chase added, “Music is obviously the soul of this film. And working on the music, especially with Steven, was certainly the favorite part.”
Not Fade Away, which stars John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett, Christopher McDonald and James Gandolfini, is set for limited release in select theaters on December 21st via Paramount Vantage films.
Check out the entire tracklisting for the movie’s soundtrack below, and head to the Not Fade Away official movie site for more information!
Not Fade Away - Track listing
- “There Was a Time” – James Brown
- “Tell Me” – The Rolling Stones
- “Ride On Baby” – The Twylight Zones*
- “Bo Diddley” – Bo Diddley
- “Bo Diddley” – The Twylight Zones
- “Subterranean Homesick Blues” – The Twylight Zones*
- “Parachute Woman” – The Rolling Stones*
- “Go Now” – The Moody Blues
- “Time Is On My Side” – The Twylight Zones
- “Dust My Broom” – Elmore James
- “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart” – The Rascals
- “Good Morning Blues” – Lead Belly
- “Train Kept A Rollin’” – Johnny Burnette & The Rock N’ Roll Trio*
- “Train Kept A Rollin’” – The Twylight Zones
- “Pretty Ballerina” – The Left Banke
- “Down So Low” – Mother Earth
- “Itchycoo Park” – The Small Faces
- “Me and the Devil Blues” – Robert Johnson
- “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” – The Twylight Zones
- “T.B. Sheets” – Van Morrison
- “Some Velvet Morning” – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
- “Bali Ha’i” (From South Pacific) – Original Motion Picture Cast
- “Road Runner” – The Sex Pistols
- “Pipeline” – The Twylight Zones
- “She Belongs To Me” – Bob Dylan
-Digital Bonus Track: “Surgical Supply Jingle”
*Tracks not included in the film