The massively popular BBC drama series 'Peaky Blinders' is known for its dark and dramatic soundtrack, acting as a window into the mind of Tommy Shelby - a tortured ex-soldier who suffers from PTSD after fighting in the trenches during World War One. It's not just the low tones of Nick Cave's vocals in the opening theme tune that have become synonymous with the Birmingham-based flagship gangster drama centred around Tommy Shelby, his family and their somewhat dubious business practices. Alongside the atmospheric opener, all the songs featured in the show have been painstakingly chosen to reflect the feel of the programme (the violence, the grit, AND the glamour), which was inspired by a real group of gangsters in post WW1 Birmingham. Exclusively featured on the album are Jehnny Beth's 'I'm the Man' and Anna Calvi's series 5 score, 'You're Not God', along with Richard Hawley's (Bob Dylan) 'Ballad of a Thin Man' on CD and vinyl for the first time. The album is completed by songs from Nick Cave himself, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Royal Blood, The Last Shadow Puppets, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Laura Marling, and Foals, amongst others.
Disc 1 1. Tommy: 'It's Not a Good Idea...' - Dialogue 2. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 3. St. James Infirmary Blues - The White Stripes 4. Truce - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack/series 1 (Score) - Various Performers 5. Tommy: 'Right, I Have Brought You Here Today...' - Dialogue 6. The Prowl - Dan Auerbach 7. Polly: 'There's Only One Thing...' - Dialogue 8. Love Is Blindness - Jack White 9. To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey 10. Alfie: 'I've Heard Very Bad, Bad, Bad Things...' - Dialogue 11. River Styx - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 12. Post Irish Meeting - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack/Series 2 (Score) - Various Performers 13. Red Right Hand - PJ Harvey 14. What He Wrote - Laura Marling 15. Arthur: 'Do You Wanna Tell 'Em...' - Dialogue 16. Come On Over - Royal Blood 17. Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys 18. Tommy: 'I Love You...' - Dialogue 19. Breathless - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 20. You and Whose Army? - Radiohead 21. Polly: 'A Woman of Substance...' - Dialogue 22. This Is Love - PJ Harvey 23. Sons - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack/Series 3 (Score) - Various Performers 24. Tommy: 'You Can Change What You Do...' - Dialogue 25. Burn the Witch - Queens of the Stone Age 26. Bad Habits - The Last Shadow Puppets 27. Lazarus - David Bowie Disc 2 1. Tommy: 'Sex, Freedom, Whiskey Sours...' - Dialogue 2. Adore - Savages 3. The Mercy Seat (Live from KCRW) - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 4. I Wish - Rachel Unthank and the Winterset 5. Ballad of Polly Gray - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack/Series 4 (Score) - Various Performers 6. Tommy: 'I'm Not a Traitor to My Class...' - Dialogue 7. Devil Inside Me - Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes 8. Snake Oil - Foals 9. Polly: 'It's in Our Gypsy Blood...' - Dialogue 10. Pyramid Song - Radiohead 11. A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall - Laura Marling 12. Ada: 'So, Tommy Shelby, MP...' - Dialogue 13. The Wizard - Black Sabbath 14. Papi Pacify - Anna Calvi 15. Atmosphere - Joy Division 16. Tommy: 'You Need to Understand...' - Dialogue 17. You're Not God - Anna Calvi 18. Arthur: 'There's a Bentley Outside...' - Dialogue 19. I'm the Man - Jehnny Beth 20. Never Fight a Man With a Perm - Idles 21. Tommy: 'I Will Continue...' - Dialogue 22. Ballad of a Thin Man - Richard Hawley