Californication Soundtrack Press Release
Posted on May 15th, 2008

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TEMPTATION: Music from the Showtime® Series Californication at Retail June 3

ABKCO READIES RELEASE OF SOUNDTRACK FROM
SHOWTIME® SERIES CALIFORNICATION

NEW YORK, May 15 - ABKCO Records which had digitally released a series of sequential “track packs” during the first season run of the hit SHOWTIME series Californication will now offer TEMPTATION: Music from the Showtime® Series Californication as a physical CD collection next month. The June 3 release includes both classic and newly recorded songs by the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle and others.

On that same day, TEMPTATION: Music from the Showtime® Series Californication, a digital version of the package, including all of the original “track pack” content plus bonus tracks, will be available through all major digital retail outlets.

The critically acclaimed, cutting edge comedy stars David Duchovny who won a Golden Globe® (Best Actor, TV Series, Musical or Comedy) for his role as Hank Moody, a sexually obsessed Los Angeles writer. Additionally, Californication earned a Golden Globe nomination as Best Series/Comedy. The music heard on the series soundtrack has been selected by music supervisors Budd Carr and Nora Felder and reflects an eclectic sensibility that brings together a range of material including new versions of classic songs by well known original artists, previously unreleased music from developing artists, as well as music commissioned specifically for use in the series.

Felder notes, “We look for music that speaks for and stands behind the show’s characters, it’s not about the biggest buzz bands or the most famous artists, whatever its origin; watchers and listeners want specialized music to complement the uniqueness of this quality show."

Jody Klein, ABKCO’s President remarked, “We’re excited by our involvement with the music heard in Californication. The music that’s been assembled for the first season’s soundtrack offers great diversity and underscores, quite literally, just how innovative the series is.”

The complete first season of Californication will be released on DVD by Showtime Networks on June 17. The DVD set includes an insert about the ABKCO soundtrack album as Showtime and ABKCO coordinate marketing forces to promote both the DVD and soundtrack album.

CD track listing:

1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
2. Mojo – Peeping Tom
3. Rocket Man - My Morning Jacket
4. L.A. Woman (Paul Oakenfold Remix) – The Doors/Paul Oakenfold
5. Light of Day – Tommy Stinson
6. If You See Her, Say Hello – Bob Dylan
7. Little Round Mirrors – Harvey Danger
8. Don’t Let Us Get Sick – Madeleine Martin
9. Gus Black – Paranoid
10. A Girl Like You – Mexican Institute of Sound
11. Mohammed’s Radio – Warren Zevon
12. Surrender – Madeleine Martin
13. That Kind of Man – The Heavy
14. Keep On – Champion
15. Reconsider Me - Steve Earle, Reckless Kelly
16. Only Women Bleed – Madeleine Martin
17. High Flying Bird – Elton John
18. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Tommy Stinson & Friends For Done To Death
19. Hank’s Theme – Tyler Bates & Tree Adams
20. Main Title Theme From Californication – Tyler Bates & Tree Adams

Digital album track listing:
1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
2. Mojo – Peeping Tom
3. Rocket Man - My Morning Jacket
4. L.A. Woman (Paul Oakenfold Remix) – The Doors/Paul Oakenfold
5. Light of Day – Tommy Stinson
6. Pain And Misery – Josh Blake & The Country Gentleman
7. Peace Of Mind – Mindy Smith
8. Lullaby – Arco
9. If You See Her, Say Hello – Bob Dylan
10. Little Round Mirrors – Harvey Danger
11. Don’t Let us Get Sick – Madeleine Martin
12. Paranoid – Gus Black
13. Sunny Day In Hell – Argyle Johansen
14. A Girl Like You – Mexican Institute Of Sound
15. Between The Lines (featuring Bajka) – Bonobo Fajka
16. Mohammed’s Radio – Warren Zevon
17. Surrender – Madeleine Martin
18. That Kind of Man – The Heavy
19. Bad Place To Earn A Living – Lodger
20. Keep On – Champion
21. Reconsider Me – Steve Earle, Reckless Kelly
22. Only Women Bleed – Madeleine Martin
23. High Flying Bird – Elton John
24. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Tommy Stinson & Friends For Done To Death
25. Hank’s Theme – Tyler Bates, Tree Adams
26. Californication Main Title Theme – Tyler Bates, Tree Adams

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