"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" soundtrack features '60s songs by Deep Purple, Bob Seger and more
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on July 25, 2019
A variety of classic and obscure late-1960s rock, pop and soul tunes are featured on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino‘s star-studded new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It comes out Friday, the same day the film opens in theaters across the U.S.
RollingStone.com reports that the album includes two Deep Purple songs — “Hush” and a cover of Neil Diamond‘s “Kentucky Woman” — as well as The Bob Seger System‘s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”; Simon & Garfunkel‘s “Mrs. Robinson”; and a version of Vanilla Fudge‘s hit cover of The Supremes‘ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” edited by Tarantino.
The record also features tunes by Diamond himself, plus Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Box Tops and many others.
The director curated the soundtrack, which features 22 songs sequenced like a ’60s-era radio show, including nine radio ads from that period.
The tunes hail are from around same time period in which Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set. The movie follows various fictional and real-life characters, and partly focuses on the infamous murders carried out by cult leader Charles Manson and his followers.
The film’s cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Bruce Dern, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant and Dakota Fanning.
The soundtrack will be available on CD, vinyl LP, digitally and via streaming services. The LP initially be sold only at select stores, while a number of colored-vinyl versions will get a wider release in the fall.
Here’s the album’s full track list, according to RollingStone.com:
“Treat Her Right” — Roy Head & The Traits
“Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man — The Bob Seger System
Boss Radio featuring Humble Harve:
“Hush” — Deep Purple
“Mug Root Beer Advertisement”
“Hector” — The Village Callers
“Son of a Lovin’ Man” — Buchanan Brothers
“Paxton Quigley’s Had the Course” (from the MGM film Three in the Attic) — Chad & Jeremy
“Tanya Tanning Butter Advertisement”
“Good Thing” — Paul Revere & The Raiders
“Hungry” — Paul Revere & the Raiders
“Choo Choo Train” — The Box Tops
“Jenny Take a Ride” — Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
“Kentucky Woman” — Deep Purple
“The Circle Game” — Buffy Sainte-Marie
Boss Radio featuring The Real Don Steele:
“Mrs. Robinson” — Simon & Garfunkel
“Numero Uno Advertisement”
“Bring a Little Lovin'” — Los Bravos
“Suddenly/Heaven Sent Advertisement”
“Vagabond High School Reunion”
“KHJ Los Angeles Weather Report”
“The Illustrated Man Advertisement/Ready for Action”
“Hey Little Girl” — Dee Clark
“Summer Blonde Advertisement”
“Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” — Neil Diamond
“Don’t Chase Me Around” (from the MGM film GAS-S-S-S) — Robert Corff
“Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” — Paul Revere & the Raiders (featuring Mark Lindsay)
“California Dreamin'” — Jose Feliciano
“Dinamite Jim (English Version)” — I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (Quentin Tarantino Edit) — Vanilla Fudge
“Miss Lily Langtry” (cue from The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean) — Maurice Jarre
“KHJ Batman Promotion”
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