Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing , a collection of music from the critically-acclaimed box office hit with ten Oscar-nominations, in a two 12″ LP gatefold blue and red colored 150 gram vinyl edition featuring six songs from the movie not included on the CD version. The 12” Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers
premieres “Stream Of Stars,” a previously-unreleased song from the legendary Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra, Traveling Wilburys) alongside ELO’s “Long Black Road,” an ultra-rare track previously available only on the Japanese release of Zoom, ELO’s final studio album.
The soundtrack album showcases an array of evocative 70s classics–including Wings’ “Live And Let Die,” Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, the Bee Gees’ “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” and more–while introducing provocative new tracks like Lebanese-American singer Mayssa Karaa’s Arabic cover rendition of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” produced by multiple Grammy nominee Mark Batson (Eminem, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band). Susan Jacobs served as Music Supervisor for the film’s soundtrack.
The new 12″ 2LP gatefold vinyl release of the album features six songs used in the film, which were not included on the CD. The exciting new additions to the album are songs by Steely Dan (“Dirty Work”), The Temptations (“Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”), Todd Rundgren (“I Saw The Light”), David Bowie (“The Jean Genie”), Frank Sinatra (“The Coffee Song [They’ve Got An Awful Lot Of Coffee In Brazil]”) and Ella Fitzgerald (“It’s De-Lovely”).
Director David O. Russell meticulously supervised the creation of this exclusive vinyl edition of the soundtrack, supplying hand-written excerpts from the scrip, unique imagery from the film and artwork to enhance the look and feel of the album’s gatefold and sleeve.
Director David O. Russell deploys the music in American Hustle to drive and develop action and emotion, illuminating the interior of his characters and intensifying the 70s cultural milieu of the movie. Many film and music critics have praised the film’s music as an essential component in a thrill-packed cinematic adventure. “The movie’s exhilaration is in how Russell’s filmmaking fever lights up everything it touches,” wrote Owen Gleiberman in his “A” review of American Hustle in Entertainment Weekly (January 15, 2014).
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most extraordinary scandals of the 1970s, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre to tell a story of love, reinvention, and survival. The film is directed by David O. Russell, written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, and produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon. American Hustle won three Golden Globes including Best Picture, three BAFTA wins including Best Original Screenplay, was named ‘Best Film Of The Year’ by The New Yorker magazine, and several critics’ awards including the New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Picture and a SAG Ensemble nomination.
American Hustle – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2LP Colored Vinyl
1. Jeep’s Blues | Duke Ellington
2. Dirty Work | Steely Dan *
3. A Horse With No Name | America
4. 10538 Overture | Electric Light Orchestra
5. I’ve Got Your Number | Jack Jones
1. White Rabbit | Mayssa Karaa
2. I Feel Love | Donna Summer
3. Don’t Leave Me This Way | Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
4. Delilah | Tom Jones
1. Live And Let Die | Wings
2. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart | Bee Gees
3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | Elton John
4. Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone | The Temptations*
1. I Saw The Light | Todd Rundgren *
2. Long Black Road | Electric Light Orchestra
3. The Jean Genie | David Bowie *
4. Stream Of Stars | Jeff Lynne
5. The Coffee Song (They’ve Got An Awful Lot Of Coffee In Brazil) | Frank Sinatra *
6. It’s De-Lovely | Ella Fitzgerald *
7. Irving Montage | Danny Elfman
* Songs not on CD release