Boardwalk Empire Vol. 2: Music From The HBO Series - CD
Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music From The HBO Original Series features all new recordings from a wide range of vocalists including Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, St. Vincent, David Johansen, Matt Berninger from The National and more, singing timeless standards and forgotten gems from the 1920s.
With instrumentation recorded by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks the NYC Jazz ensemble and Boardwalk Empire house band the album also includes performances by cast members Stephen DeRosa (as song-and-dance man Eddie Cantor) and Margot Bingham (as a new character to be introduced this fall). Following up on their Grammy win for Volume 1, producer Stewart Lerman and Boardwalk Empire music supervisor Randall Poster have brought together a swinging, sauntering collection of big-band classics, Broadway dance tunes, sultry ballads and torch songs.