Based on the 1973 science-fiction film written and directed by the late Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), Westworld is now a premium cable drama series on HBO – one that continues to draw solid ratings by cable standards. With the chances of a second season looking more and more likely by the day, Westworld series co-creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) are primed to continue producing one of the top TV success stories of 2016 through to next year (at the least).
As plans for Westworld season 2 development – with the exploration of the medieval and Roman worlds featured in the original 1973 film being a possibility – fans of the TV show are no doubt continuing to pore over the many wonders and mysteries still unfolding in the series. What’s more, devoted viewers who have been paying close attention to the show’s use of alluring player-piano covers of popular radio hits – including, “No Surprises” by Radiohead, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden, and “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones – now have another way to enjoy the show, by way of its official soundtrack.
Per an official posting to the Westworld Twitter account, fans of the new HBO drama series can go ahead and download the first half of the song covers featured on the show on iTunes. Included in the soundtrack’s first five tracks are the theme song featured in the Westworld opening credits, all three of the songs previously cited, and the recently featured player-piano cover of “A Forest” by The Cure. You can check out the original Twitter posting below:
Being able to own all five of the show’s enjoyable tributes to some of the most popular rock songs of the past century should be an enticing offer to viewers who were particularly tickled by the play-piano covers featured in Westworld, thus far. Like the similarly-minded release of the score for the Netflix original series Stranger Things, the soundtrack for Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s original television series is likely to be warmly received by fans.
As the second half of season 1 commences on HBO, devoted Westworld viewers can begin playing the original host of player-piano covers from the drama series twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. Only time will tell what other classic pop hits will find their way into the fabric of what is quickly becoming the most intriguing new genre series of 2016.
Westworld continues next Sunday with ‘The Adversary’ at 9pm on HBO.