Nowhere Boy – Soundtrack album

Nowhere Boy, the new biopic about the formative years of John Lennon has not been universally praised. Originally based on Julia Baird’s book about her half brother “Imagine This – Growing up with my brother John Lennon”, the film diverges from the book towards the end, betraying Julia’s scorching portrait of (Aunt) Mimi and replacing it with a rose-tinted view of her. This eventually lead Baird to distance herself from the movie. Native Liverpudlians of the right age has also criticized the way the city is portrayed in the film. But anyway, here’s the soundtrack album, due out December 14th.

CD1 – Original Soundtrack

Wild One – Jerry Lee Lewis
Mr Sandman – Dickie Valentine
Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
Shake, Rattle & Roll – Elvis Presley
Hard Headed Woman – Wanda Jackson
I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Maggie May – The Nowhere Boys
That’ll Be The Day – The Nowhere Boys
Rockin’ Daddy – Eddie Bond & The Stompers
Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
That’s Alright Mamma – The Nowhere Boys
Movin and Groovin – The Nowhere Boys
Raunchy – The Nowhere Boys
Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
Be-Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
Hello Little Girl – Aaron Johnson
In Spite Of All The Danger – The Nowhere Boys
Mother – John Lennon

CD2 – (Tracks subject to final clearance)

Elvis Presley – Baby Let’s Play House
The Isley Brothers -Twist & Shout
Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
Charlie Rich – She Loved Everybody But Me
Lonnie Donegan – Putting on the Style
Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue
Frankie Vaughan – These Dangerous Years
Dale Hawkins – Susie-Q
Barrett Strong – Money (That’s What I Want)
The Del Vikings – Come Go With Me
Bill Haley – Rock Around the Clock
Lloyd Price – Stagger Lee
Little Richard – Rip It Up
Alligator Charles – See You Later
Little Richard – Long Tall Sally
Chan Romero – The Hippy Hippy Shake
Buddy Knox – Party Doll
Shirley & Lee – Let the Good Times Roll
Fats Domino – Ain’t That A Shame
Everly Brothers – Bye, Bye Love
Bobby Fuller Four – I Fought The Law
Jimmy Lloyd – I Got A Rocket In My Pocket

So let’s hope those oldies are in original versions and we’re looking forward to hear the cover of Lennon’s first composition “Hello Little Girl” and the 1958 Quarrymen composition “In Spite of All The Danger”.

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