Along with releasing some six albums since 2001, Regina Spektor has also contributed to other people’s LPs and compilations over the years. From recording music for a Christmas album (isn’t that sacrilegious of her?) to rocking out for Tibet, Spektor makes other efforts shine with her kitschy magic. Now, though, comes one compilation that combines the piano-playing angel with one of HBO’s finest shows as Spektor records a song for the upcoming soundtrack to Boardwalk Empire.
Spektor takes on Fanny Brice’s “My Man” (Brice was later the subject for the Broadway play/film Funny Girl), which dates back to 1921. It’s a dazzling rendition, and not an ill fit for a show that would seemingly be more accurate by having the original on its soundtrack instead. Check out the number at EW.com.
In addition to Spektor’s contribution, other guests include Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks, Martha Wainwright, her father Loudon Wainwright III, and many more (peep the entire tracklist below).
Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 Music From the HBO Original Series hits stores September 16th.
Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 Music From the HBO Original Series Tracklist
01. Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks Livery Stable Blues
02. Stephen DeRosa The Dumber They Come The Better I Like Them
03. Regina Spektor My Man
04. Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks Dark Town Strutters Ball
05. Catherine Russell Crazy Blues
06. Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks Mournin Blues
07. Kathy Brier Some Of These Days
08. Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks Margie
09. Loudon Wainwright III Carrickfergus
10. Nellie McKay Wild Romantic Blues
11. Kathy Brier After You Get What You Want (You Dont Want It)
12. Leon Redbone Sheik of Araby
13. Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks Japanese Sandman
14. Kathy Brier- Dont Put a Tax On the Beautiful Girls
15. Martha Wainwright All By Myself
16. Stephen DeRosa Life Is A Funny Proposition