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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | The Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs

The compilation of music from HBO's mobster drama is an offer you can't refuse.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Along with some of the best writing and acting on TV, The Sopranos routinely has some of the best music. And if you’ve been wondering who that was crooning over those closing credits on any given week, this two-CD set is an offer you can’t refuse.

Along with cuts both classic (Frank Sinatra’s Baubles, Bangles and Beads; Elvis Costello’s High Fidelity, Van Morrison’s Gloria) and cutting-edge (Pigeonhed’s Battle Flag, Vue Girl), you get exclusives like the Italian ballad Core ’ngrato — sung by Dominic (Uncle Junior!) Chianese — and that sinister intertwining of Every Breath You Take and the Peter Gunn Theme that played while the FBI bugged Tony’s home. There’s also a nifty little selection of one-liners (“I think it’s time for you to start to seriously consider salads”) and, of course, the sinister grooves of A3’s theme song. Killer stuff.