I know I am not the only one that fell in love with the series This is Us on NBC. I can remember when I saw the first episode. It was after a long day when the kids were acting less than nice, I had just finished cleaning the kitchen and was sitting with a glass of wine. I remember seeing the preview and thinking oh, that’s Milo from Gilmore Girls (another of my favorites) and noticing the crochet blankets in the garishly bright colors that are so 70’s that my vintage-loving heart smiled happily.
By the first commercial break, I was hooked. I loved the story lines, the diverse cast and the modern feel-good rollercoaster that invests you in a story. They lines are timely, captivating, touching, sweet, sappy, dramatic and fabulous. It does what television is meant to…. entertain and move you. This is Us is extremely well-casted and perfectly binge-worthy. It is no surprise that they are nominated for 10 Emmy awards. Like the actors, the music is another player in the story.
It sets the scene, the mood and you find yourself singing along and then searching google to find the name of “that” song. In very cool move, UMe Music is offering favorites from show in a including Death with Dignity, the super catchy You Can Call Me Al, Mandy Moore’s Willin, The This Is Us Score Suite by Kholsa and my personal favorites, the Peter Gabriel covers of Come Talk to Me and We Can Always Come Back to This. It is catchy, mellow and nice for winding down the night to.
Available September 15, you can preorder This Is Us (Music from the Series): https://UMe.lnk.to/ThisIsUs
Also, you can tune into Facebook Live to join the Listening Party on release day Sept. 15 at 10am PT/1pm ET by clicking here
To check out the Tracks on from the Album, see below and to order your copy, visit here.
This Is Us (Music from the Series)
- Death With Dignity – Sufjan Stevens
- You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
- Willin’ – Mandy Moore – Listen on YouTube here
- Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
- Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder
- The Calvary Cross – Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson
- Watch Me – Labi Siffre
- The Wind – Cat Stevens
- Come Talk To Me – Goldspot
- Blues Run The Game – Jackson C. Frank
- If Only – Maria Taylor (featuring Conor Oberst)
- Northern Sky – Nick Drake
- If I Ever Was A Child – Wilco
- Because Of You – Gene Clark
- Evergreen Cassette (Tape Mix) – Goldspot
- Without You – Badfinger
- The World’s Smiling Now – Jim James
- Photograph – Ringo Starr
- We Can Always Come Back To This – Brian Tyree Henry
- This Is Us Score Suite – Siddhartha Khosla
NBC Hit Show’s First Season, Available September 15 from UMe
This Is Us Season 2 Premieres September 26 at 9pm on NBC