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Paul Weller appears on "The Wire" soundtrack!


Paul Weller's version of I Walk On Gilded Splinters is featured on the soundtrack to one of the finest shows HBO has ever produced called , "The Wire." The show is a gritty drama set in Baltimore, Maryland. The track was featured in the final episode from Season 4.

The Wire: “…and all the pieces matter.” - Five Years Of Music From The Wire' includes all versions of the show’s opening theme song - Tom Waits’ ‘Way Down in the Hole’, as well as versions by The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Neville Brothers, and DoMaJe.

The deluxe collection from The Wire also includes several tracks of dialogue from the show. The CD booklet also includes essays by writer George Pelecanos and hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang.

The full track listing for 'The Wire: “…and all the pieces matter.” Music From Five Years Of The Wire' is:

1. “This America, man.” (0:24)
2. WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE - The Blind Boys of Alabama (2:54)
3. “Why would anyone ever wanna leave Baltimore?” (0:21)
4. OH MY GOD - Michael Franti & Spearhead (5:05)
5. DANCE MY PAIN AWAY - Rod Lee (2:07)
6. MY LIFE EXTRA - DJ Technics (1:17)
7. “The king stay the king.” (0:48)
8. WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE - The Neville Brothers (1:36)
9. “We used to make shit in this country.” (0:15)
10. SIXTEEN TONS - The Nighthawks (3:36)
11. ASSUME THE POSITION - Lafayette Gilchrist (2:42)
12. “What the fuck did I do?” (0:12)
13. STEP BY STEP - Jesse Winchester (2:56)
14. I WALK ON GILDED SPLINTERS - Paul Weller (4:58)
15. FAST TRAIN - Solomon Burke (5:37)
16. THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN - The Pogues (4:45)
17. “All the pieces matter.” (0:08)
18. EFUGE EFUGE - Stelios Kazantzidis (3:32)
19. “Omar comin’!” (0:40)
20. WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE - DoMaJe (1:43)
21. “If it’s a lie, then we fight on that lie” (0:22)
22. PROJECTS - Tyree Colion (3:26)
23. “Later for that gangsta bullshit.” (0:38)
24. AYO - Bossman (3:20)
25. ANALYZE - Sharpshooters (2:44)
26. “Wars end.” (0:20)
27. UNFRIENDLY GAME - Masta Ace Feat. Stricklin (3:52)
28. WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT BALTIMORE - Ogun Feat. Phathead (3:16)
29. JAIL FLICK - Diablo (3:38)
30. THE LIFE, THE HOOD, THE STREETZ - Mullyman (3:47)
31. “An act of daily journalism.” (0:07)
32. I FEEL ALRIGHT - Steve Earle (2:58)
33. WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE - Tom Waits (1:45)
34. “You remember that one day summer past?” (0:41)
35. THE FALL - Blake Leyh (1:24)

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