Last night’s Season Two premiere of “The Vampire Diaries” was a winner for both viewers and The CW as along with being full of “wtf” moments, it held virtually all of its audience from the explosive Season One finale. Want to keep a bit of the show with you at all times on your iPod or other MP3 player? How about picking up “The Vampire Diaries”: Original Television Soundtrack this October 12th when it hits iTunes and store shelves everywhere?
From the Press Release:
“The Vampire Diaries”: Original Television Soundtrack serves up a biting mix of exclusive tracks unavailable elsewhere — including songs by Smashing Pumpkins and Gorillaz — plus favorites from Season One of the hit TV show, including “Sleep Alone” by Bat for Lashes and “Running Up That Hill” by Placebo. The collection’s focus track is “Obsession” by 18-year-old Internet sensation Sky Ferreira, who’ll release her eagerly anticipated debut CD in early 2011.
Of the 16 songs on the album, all were heard in the first season of “The Vampire Diaries” or will be featured in Season Two. Like the hit show, the soundtrack also has a hip, yet darkly compelling and sensuous vibe. From cool cover songs, including Placebo doing Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” and Digital Daggers taking on Tears for Fears’ “Head Over Heels,” to the gorgeous vocals of “Sleep Alone” by Bat for Lashes to Sky Ferreira’s edgy dance-pop “Obsession,” “The Vampire Diaries”: Original Television Soundtrack proves irresistible. “Obsession,” produced by Dave Tedder (OneRepublic, Beyoncé, Rihanna), will be heard in the upcoming season of “The Vampire Diaries” and is perfect for the show’s intense visuals and storylines, as Ferreira sings: “Here’s my confession, I don’t just want you to love me, I wanna be your obsession.” Ferreira, an LA-based Portuguese-American singer-songwriter and actress (Putty Hill), is currently working with Paul Epworth, Bloodshy & Avant, Dallas Austin and Linda Perry on her debut CD. This soundtrack provides Ferreira’s first international single release.
The track listing follows:
“Stefan’s Theme” – Mike Suby
“Running Up That Hill” – Placebo
“Currency of Love” – Silversun Pickups
“Hammock” – Howls
“Sleep Alone” (909s in the DarkTimes Mix) – Bat for Lashes
“Bloodstream” (Vampire Diaries Remix) – Stateless
“We Radiate” – Goldfrapp
“Obsession” – Sky Ferreira
“Head Over Heels” – Digital Daggers
“Down” – Jason Walker
“Beauty of the Dark” – Mads Langer
“Cut” – Plumb
“All You Wanted” – Sounds Under Radio featuring Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy
“The Fellowship” – Smashing Pumpkins
“On Melancholy Hill” (Feed Me Remix) – Gorillaz
“1864” – Mike Suby
As for additional info on the Season Two premiere, it retained a large chunk of the show’s massive series premiere last year, keeping about 87% of its year ago adults 18-34 (1.9/6) and 90% of its year ago women 18-34 (2.8/9) delivery. In addition “The Vampire Diaries” scored for the network its best women 18-34 (2.8/9) performance since 2/4/10.
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