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‘The Nice Guys’ Soundtrack Features Al Green, Bee Gees, The Temptations & More; Will Have NSFW Collector’s Edition Vinyl Cover

'The Nice Guys' Soundtrack Features Al Green, Bee Gees, The Temptations & More; Will Have NSFW Collector's Edition Vinyl Cover

There are many reasons to be excited for Shane Black’s latest romp, “The Nice Guys.” For one, it’s Black in his natural habit, working with the type of bust-’em-up L.A. detective lark that served his career best from the first “Lethal Weapon” to his directorial debut “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.” And then there’s the marvelous red-band trailer — which prominently displays Black’s filthy wit in fine form, as well as strong-looking performances from leads Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, in what very well may be an explosively entertaining pairing. And now we’ve got a first look at the soundtrack, which features some familiar hits that’ll hopefully get us in a groovy ‘70s swing when the new film comes stomping into theaters May 20th.

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There are more than a handful of signature singles on this upcoming soundtrack, but the most notable hits of the bunch includes “September” and “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “Get Down on It” by Kool & the Gang, “A Horse With No Name” by America and “Rock and Roll All Nite” by Kiss. And what would a soundtrack be without a play or two of Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”? Perhaps these are some obvious favorites, but it comes with the territory of a period piece studio film such as this, I suppose. And surely Black will make it work, right?

If the soundtrack itself seems just a little too safe, take some comfort in knowing the artwork prominently displayed on the Collector’s Edition Vinyl is anything-but-conventional. As noted by Collider, in addition to featuring the 15 tracks listed above-and-below on the 2xLP 180-gram record, it’ll also come with 3D glasses, a nude 3D centerfold to admire, adult-only XXX wrap, a signature business card from the film, one of six double-sided pin-up posters, liner notes from the co-writer/director, and a download of the digital soundtrack. It’s available for pre-order now at iam8bit.com, and it’ll be shipped this May. Surely a naughty early Christmas gift from everyone’s favorite yuletide-obsessed filmmaker. Hopefully the action-comedy that inspired it follows suit this summer.

“The Nice Guys” Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations
2. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
3. Boogie Oogie Oogie- A Taste of Honey
4. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
5. Couldn’t Get It Right – Climax Blues Band
6. Love and Happiness – Al Green
7. Dazz – Brick
8. Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind & Fire
9. Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees
10. Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss
11. Ain’t Got No Home- The Band
12. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
13. Lonely Boy – Andrew Gold
14. A Horse With No Name – America
15. Green Peppers – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass














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