Danny Boyle’s follow-up to 1996’s Trainspotting is at last only a few weeks away, which is a relief considering how much we’ve been jonesing to see the new film. T2 Trainspotting will pick up 20 years after the events of the first as Renton heads back to Scotland to catch up with Spud and Sick Boy while doing his best to avoid the recently paroled Begbie. Set for a January 27th release in the UK and February for the rest of the world, we’re counting down the hours ’til we can rip the two-by-fours off our door frames and head down to the cinema.
In the meantime, and thanks to a tweet from Empire Magazine’s Nick de Semlyen, we have the movie’s soundtrack listing to tide us over until we can get the big hit from the film itself.
The tracklisting for the T2 Trainspotting soundtrack is here. "Slow Slippy"! pic.twitter.com/kkJT5jSWYc
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) January 9, 2017
As one might expect, the Prodigy remix of Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” starts off the album. Fitting, considering how important it was to setting the tone in the very first moments of the first film.
The full track list, in case Twitter images aren’t your thing, is as follows:
1. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop (The Prodigy Remix)
2. Shotgun Mouthwash – High Contrast
3. Silk – Wolf Alice
4. Get Up – Young Fathers
5. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
6. Eventually But (Spud’s letter to Gail) – Underworld, Ewen Bremner
7. Only God Knows – Young Fathers
8. Dad’s Best Friend – The Rubberbandits
9. Dreaming – Blondie
10. Radio Ga Ga – Queen
11. It’s Like That – RUN-DMC, Jason Nevins
12. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais – The Clash
13. Rain Or Shine – Young Fathers
14. Whitest Boy On The Beach – Fat White Family
15. Slow Slippy – Underworld
The album certainly hits on music you’d expect from 40-somethings reminiscing about their drug-filled glory days, featuring ’80s powerhouses like Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Blondie, Queen, and The Clash. But it’s also got a fair amount of updated music to bring the film into a modern time period. In particular, three tracks by Young Fathers make us think we should probably pay attention to when we hear them to see if Danny Boyle is using them deliberately (come on, he’s always pretty deliberate with music choices). What’s more, we’re very intrigued as to how “Dad’s Best Friend” by the Rubberbandits will come into play.
If you’re anything like us, for the next few weeks you’ll be diving deep into this soundtrack to try and glean something about the new film before we see it. Chances are, as with most of Boyle’s films, these songs will be embedded into our brains with some amazing visuals and we absolutely cannot wait!
What do you think of the soundtrack? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Image: TriStar Pictures