Nick Drake and Wilco appear on “This is Us” soundtrack

If you’re a fan of the mawkish show then why not soundtrack your own life with its original music? Pitchfork reports:”The music from the first season of “This Is Us”—NBC’s tear-jerking, time-jumping drama series about a tight-knit family in Pittsburgh, Penn.—will be collected on a new soundtrack album, due September 15 via uME. The set features songs by Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens, Jim James, and more, as well as a cover of Little Feat’s “Willin’” by Mandy Moore, who also stars in the show. See the full tracklist below. “This Is Us” returns to NBC for its second season on September 26.”

This Is Us (Music From the Series):

1 Sufjan Stevens: “Death With Dignity”
2 Paul Simon: “You Can Call Me Al”
3 Mandy Moore: “Willin’”
4 Blind Faith: “Can’t Find My Way Home”
5 Stevie Wonder: “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”
6 Richard Thompson / Linda Thompson: “The Calvary Cross”
7 Labi Siffre: “Watch Me”
8 Cat Stevens: “The Wind”
9 Goldspot: “Come Talk to Me”
10 Jackson C. Frank: ”Blues Run the Game“
11 Maria Taylor: “If Only” [ft. Conor Oberst]
12 Nick Drake: “Northern Sky”
13 Wilco: “If I Ever Was a Child”
14 Gene Clark: “Because Of You”
15 Goldspot: “Evergreen Cassette (Tape Mix)”
16 Badfinger: “Without You”
17 Jim James: “The World’s Smiling Now”
18 Ringo Starr: “Photograph”
19 Brian Tyree Henry: “We Can Always Come Back to This”
20 Siddhartha Khosla: “This Is Us Score Suite”

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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