Columbia Records and FX are releasing Sons of Anarchy Songs of Anarchy: Vol. 2 on November 19, 2012 with the album’s first track being a never-before-heard recording of “Sympathy for the Devil” by Jane’s Addiction. And among the 13 tracks on the album is one by series star Katey Sagal who teams up with Sons of Anarchy‘s house band, The Forest Rangers, on “To Sir with Love.” The Forest Rangers is made up of SOA music composer Bob Thiele, Greg Leisz (guitar/banjo), John Philip Shenale (keyboards), Lyle Workman (guitar), Dave Way (recording Engineer and Sergeant at Arms), Davey Faragher (bass), Brian Macleod (drums) and Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner.
“When Jane’s Addiction said they were into the idea of doing ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ for the show, we were completely blown away. This was made all the more sweet because theirs was the first and only door we knocked on. Jane’s Addiction is one of the few post 60’s/70’s, iconic bands that resonates with our show’s mythology. They have typified rebellion from their very beginnings. It seemed a natural fit between a band and a song with so many layers of meaning to the Sons of Anarchy narrative. I can proudly say that the end product speaks for itself. Working with them, as a band and as individuals, was an incredibly satisfying experience,” stated Thiele.
And for fans of Jane’s Addiction, be sure to check out Dave Navarro as he guest stars in the last two episodes of this season playing “a member of the Byz Lats gang with close ties to Nero (Jimmy Smits).”
Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy: Vol 2 Track List
1. Sympathy For The Devil – Jane’s Addiction
2. The Lost Boy – Greg Holden
3. The Passenger – Alison Mosshart & The Forest Rangers
4. He Got Away – Noah Gundersen & The Forest Rangers
5. To Sir With Love – Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers
6. Higher Ground – Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers
7. Lights – Battleme & The Forest Rangers
8. The Unclouded Day – Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers
9. Coal War – Joshua James
10. Time – Battleme & The Forest Rangers
11. Travelin’ Band – Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers
12. Family – Noah Gundersen
13. No Milk Today – Joshua James & The Forest Rangers
Sons of Anarchy stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, and Sagal and is in the midst of its best season to date, ratings-wise. Season five has been averaging 6.45 million total viewers and 4.42 million Adults 18-49. The popular – and addictive – series airs on Tuesdays on FX at 10PM ET/PT.
Source: Columbia Records
—Posted by Rebecca Murray