Glee Soundtrack Coming Soon
The wait is almost over for the most promising new show this fall, Fox's Glee. Ever since the special preview of the pilot back in May, critics and viewers have been raving about the unexpected musical comedy from Ryan Murphy, also the creator of Nip/Tuck. As September arrives, we can kick the Glee anticipation into high gear.
It all starts this Wednesday, September 2, when Fox airs a special director's cut of the pilot to properly kick off the season before the premiere on September 9.
The hits sung by the show's glee cub skyrocketed to the top of iTunes download charts after the initial preview in May. Producers are serving up a full soundtrack for the glee club–centered show in just a few weeks. Out sometime in November, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 features an eclectic mix of Broadway favorites and recent radio hits covered by the talented young cast and rearranged by the brilliant show runners.
Fans won't have to wait long to listen to the fun songs over and over again from the comfort of their own mp3 players. Here’s the track listing:
"Don't Stop Believin'"
"Can't Fight This Feeling"
"Take a Bow"
"Bust Your Windows"
"Maybe This Time"
"Somebody to Love"
"Hate on Me"
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Keep Holding On"
"Bust a Move"
"Dancing With Myself"
As if this doesn’t give you enough to look forward to, the ultratalented Kristin Chenoweth will be guest-starring in the coming season as April, who comes to replace Rachel Berry when she's taken absent. Why Ms. Berry is away is a closely guarded plot secret, but Chenoweth's character leads the glee club into a bit of trouble!
"Her name is April Rose," Chenoweth explained to AOL.com, "and she was kind of a deal in high school, in the glee club. Let's just say she makes a return back to high school ... I can tell you it's completely different from Olive, and it's a role that fans haven't seen me in before -- television audiences, I should say. I had so much fun. You just do one episode and you're like ‘Woo-hoo! That was fun!’ It's like coming in and getting a touchdown or making a good pass or something."
Chenoweth further praised the opportunity, adding, "I love being part of that cast, it's a very special group of people. Brian Murphy, of course, I'm a huge follower. I guess I'm his disciple. I love him, I just think he's so talented. He's like, ‘I kind of wrote this waiting for you.’ And I was like, ‘I'm there. I'm absolutely there.’”
Tune in for all the Glee greatness (starting tomorrow) Wednesday nights on Fox.
Tell us: What song are you most excited to see Glee tackle? Who would be a dream guest star on the musical driven series?