via press release:
Two Disc Set Includes Original Score Composed By Jeff Richmond And Performances By “30 Rock” Cast And Artists Michael Bublé, Christopher Cross And Others
Accompanying Book Includes 40 Pages Of Behind-The Scenes Photos, Script Pages And Handwritten Music As Well As Reflections By Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, Cast And Producers
New York, NY (November 16, 2010) — NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group announced today the release of the first “30 Rock” Original Television Soundtrack Collector’s Edition. The soundtrack, based on the Emmy Award-winning show from NBC, includes two discs that span four seasons of the hit show. Music includes the popular score music, composed and orchestrated by Jeff Richmond, as well as special series recordings featuring the show’s stars Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Tracy Morgan in addition to artists Christopher Cross, Michael Bublé and others. The announcement was made by Shelli Hill, Vice President, NBC Universal.
The Soundtrack collection is included with a beautiful coffee table-style book that features 40 full-color pages of staff photos, script pages, handwritten music and liner notes from Jeff Richmond, as well as personal reflections from creator, star and executive producer Tina Fey. “Play the 30 rock Soundtrack at your next gathering,” said Richmond “and people will think they’ve crashed a really cool swingers party in your parents basement!” The “30 Rock” Soundtrack is from Relativity Music Group, licensed through the NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group.
Fans can relive their favorite in-show musical moments and enjoy several tracks from the “30 Rock” music library, ranging from the popular track “Muffin Top,” performed by star Jane Krakowski to the track, “Mr. Templeton,” performed by popular musician, Michael Bublé. In total, 31 tracks (listed below) will delight die-hard fans, especially “Lemon’s Theme,” a song that never made it to air but was born from a Liz Lemon quote (played by Tina Fey) featured in the ” Floyd” episode, in which Lemon mourns the unhappy ending of her relationship with Floyd (played by Jason Sudeikis). Inspired by the quote, Christopher Cross, wrote, recorded, and sent the track to the “30 Rock” staff for all zealous fans to savor.
“While New York City is a ‘character’ on ‘30 Rock,’ our real wacky-neighbor-who-gets-entrance-applause of a recurring character is the show’s distinctive music, said Fey. “Composed and recorded in a closet next to my kitchen, Jeff Richmond’s theme music and score have given ‘30 Rock’ a unique feel.”
The soundtrack track list is as follows:
- Page Off Intro/Theme from “30 Rock”/Kenneth Chokes
- Frenchy/Slummin’ It/Donald
- Restaurant (Giancarlo Vulcano)/Snowy Night/Light of Day
- Jack in four/Cha Cha/Cleveland (performed by Jason Sudeikis and Tina Fey)/Grizz & Liz
- My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)
- Boys in Gayland/Halloween/Chicken Killer/Jack Attack
- Meet Donny/Spanx/Dirty 30s/Liz Taylor
- Mr. Templeton (performed by Michael Bublé)/Burnt
- Sunset Rounds
- Lizzie’s Blues/Sad Clown
- Claire/Handkiss/The Getaway
- Colleen/Dumb Moon/Headlights
- Dad/Pieces of Wood
- Ave Maria as played by Kathy Geiss at the Cryogenic Freezing of her Father (Franz Schubert)/Blind Love
- Midnight Train to Georgia (performed by Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin, Edie Falco, Jack McBrayer, Kevin Brown and Grizz Chapman
- Make a Pizza (performed by Jane Krakowski)
- That’s Her (performed by Katreese Barnes)
- Muffin Top (performed by Jane Krakowski)
- Werewolf Bar Mitzvah (performed by Tracy Morgan and Donald Glover)
- Simple Things (performed by Alec Baldwin and Jeff Richmond)
- Tennis Night (performed by Jane Krakowski)
- Danny Boy (performed by Cheyenne Jackson
- The Christmas Waltz (performed by Jane Krakowski and Cheyenne Jackson)
- The Christmas Song (performed by Jane Krakowski, Elaine Stritch and Alec Baldwin.
- The America Song and The Mob (performed by Jane Krakowski)
- I Will Always Love You (performed by Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer)
- Lemon’s Theme (performed by Tina Fey and Christopher Cross)
- Don’t Go To Bed With A Frown (performed by Anita Gillette, Jan Hooks, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch and the cast)
- What Do You Say To Cleveland (The Demo of the Unused Cleveland Song, as performed by Jeff Richmond)
About 30 Rock
Multiple award-winning comedy series “30 Rock” is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Tina Fey as variety show producer Liz Lemon, and features Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin as top network executive Jack Donaghy and Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.
Also rounding out the cast are two-time Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, the co-star of “TGS”; Scott Adsit as the variety show’s producer Pete Hornberger; Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the over-eager and effortlessly endearing NBC page; Judah Friedlander as Frank, the sardonic slacker on the writing staff; and Keith Powell as Toofer, the sophisticated yet sarcastic, Harvard-alum writer.
Nominated for 15 Emmy nominations (plus one for an interactive Emmy) in 2010, “30 Rock” won its third-straight Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and tied the record for most comedy Emmys in a single season in 2009. “30 Rock” has also won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an ensemble in a Comedy Series, three Producers Guild’s Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Awards in Comedy Episodic Television, three Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and two WGA Awards for Episodic Comedy and a Television Critics Association for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
“30 Rock” is from Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios. The executive producers are Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live”), Fey, Marci Klein (“Saturday Night Live”), David Miner (“Human Giant”), Robert Carlock (“Friends”), Jeff Richmond (“Baby Mama”) and John Riggi (“Will & Grace).
About Jeff Richmond Jeff Richmond studied music and theater at Kent State University. He later moved to Chicago and became the Musical Director and pianist at the ImprovOlympic, where he met his first wife, Tina Fey. In 1994, he became a pianist and director for the famed Second City comedy theater, where he directed future comedy stars Horatio Sanz, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit and Rachel Dratch. In 2001, he joined the music staff on Saturday Night Live, writing original songs for sketches that were performed by hosts Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah and Jack Black, to name a few. As an Executive Producer and Music Supervisor for “30 Rock,” Jeff has created a distinctive original score for over eighty episodes so far and has written the music for memorable weird songs like “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,” “Tennis Night in America” and “Kidney Now.” Jeff has won three Emmy Awards and one John Phillips Sousa Middle School Band Award. He lives in New York City with his family.
About Relativity Music Group
Relativity Music Group, a division of Relativity Media, LLC, was founded in 2009 as a platform for releasing music soundtracks and expanding the already profound music catalog. Since inception, RMG has grown rapidly to become one of the key soundtrack labels and music publishing companies in the industry.
Over the last year RMG has released soundtrack albums for some of Hollywood’s biggest films including: Dear John, Love Happens, Couples Retreat, Zombieland,
A Single Man, MacGruber, Repo Men, Brothers, The Spy Next Door and The Perfect Getaway.
Relativity Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing first class, studio-quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. Relativity owns and operates Rogue, a company that specializes in the production and distribution of lower-budget genre films, which has had particular success within the horror genre with films including The Unborn and The Strangers. Building upon its foundation of financing and producing films, Relativity has grown to include music, sports and television divisions and the next-generation social network iamrogue.com. Relativity also owns and operates RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, which has become one of the leading suppliers of reality television with more than 20 shows in episodic or pilot.
About NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBC Universal Online Store.