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The Departed--Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Kelly Green Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Determining Which of Director Martin Scorsese’s Films Is the Best Provides Endless Fodder for Debate

  • But There Is No Debate That Scorsese Has a Giant-Sized Music Obsession That He Has Pursued and Explored Through His Filmmaking

  • Many of His Films, Like The Last Waltz and the Recent Release Rolling Thunder Revue: A
    Bob Dylan Story
    , Have Taken On Music as Their Subject Matter

  • Others, Like Goodfellas, Have Almost Seemed Like Music Mix-Tapes Where It’s Hard to Tell Which Came First, the Film Imagery or the Choice of Song

  • That’s Because Nobody Cuts Film to a Great Rock and Roll Tune Like Scorsese and His Long-Time Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

  • But of All His Dramatic Films, His Lone Best Picture Winner, The Departed, Is the One Arguably Most Propelled and Defined by Its Soundtrack

  • Highlights Include Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and a Version of “Comfortably Numb” Featuring Roger Waters, Van Morrison, and The Band

  • Now, Real Gone Music Brings the Soundtrack to The Departed to Vinyl for the First Time

  • Packaging Includes an Album Jacket and Printed Inner Sleeve Featuring Production Stills

  • Kelly Green Vinyl Pressing to Honor the Film’s Boston Irish Roots

  • Limited to 1100 Copies


    The Departed--Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Kelly Green Vinyl Edition) LP

    Arguing about which of Martin Scorsese’s pictures is his best is fodder for an all-night bull session, but of one thing there can be no doubt: the guy
    is obsessed with music. Many of his greatest films have either been about music (e.g. The Last Waltz or the recent Dylan Rolling Thunder “documentary”) or have featured a veritable mixtape for a soundtrack; in fact, sometimes it’s hard to tell which came first, the montage accompanying the music, or his desire to have a particular song appear in a movie come hell or high water. That’s because nobody, but nobody, cuts film to a great rock and roll tune like Scorsese (and his legendary editor Thelma Schoonmaker); and of all his dramatic films, it’s his lone Best Picture winner, The Departed, that arguably is propelled the most by its soundtrack. The Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” during Leonardo DiCaprio’s stint in jail is the real scene-stealer, but the version of “Comfortably Numb” during his love scene with Vera Farmiga is another highlight, albeit a controversial one (folks either love it or hate it). The rest of the soundtrack lives up to those two’s safe to say The Departed wouldn’t have gotten its Best Picture nod without Scorsese’s canny music choices. We’re bringing it to vinyl for the first time inside a jacket and printed inner sleeve, and pressing up 1100 copies in a limited kelly green edition to honor the film’s Boston Irish roots!


    1. Comfortably Numb Roger Waters, Van Morrison, The Band

    2. Sail On, Sailor The Beach Boys

    3. Let It Loose The Rolling Stones

    4. Sweet Dreams Roy Buchanan

    5. One Way Out The Allman Brothers Band


    1. Baby Blue Badfinger

    2. I’m Shipping Up to Boston Dropkick Murphys

    3. Nobody but Me The Human Beinz

    4. Tweedle Dee LaVern Baker

    5. Sweet Dreams (of You) Patsy Cline

    6. The Departed Tango Howard Shore (featuring Marc Ribot on dobro and Larry Saltzman on guitar)

    7. Beacon Hill Howard Shore (performed by Sharon Isbin)

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