Songs From Scandal: Music For Gladiators is a 12-track collection that features the iconic 1970s music heard throughout Seasons 1 and 2 of the smash hit television drama and coincides with the highly anticipated DVD release of Season 2, out now.
Shonda Rhimes contributed the album's extensive liner notes, which detail the passion and attitude of the music that fueled the creative process: "During those four days [of writing the Scandal pilot], the soundtrack of my writing was the funky, delicious music of the 1970s."
The perfect companion piece to Seasons 1 and 2, this soundtrack allows true Scandal Gladiators to experience the full spirit of the show. The set features iconic tracks from Booker T and the MG's ("Green Onions"), Sly & The Family Stone ("Everyday People"), The Staple Singers ("Respect Yourself" - RAC Remix), Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell ("You're All I Need To Get By"), and KC and The Sunshine Band ("Get Down Tonight"), just to name a few.
"It's the music that came after they killed Jack and Bobby and Martin and Malcolm," stated Rhimes in the liner notes. "It's the music after Nixon disappointed a nation, it's the music of the sexual revolution and the feminist movement." And it's this musical style that Rhimes and music supervisor Alex Patsavas chose to reflect the fierce determination of the series' characters and storyline.
The premiere of the third season is on October 3rd.