The vinyl edition of the official Peaky Blinders soundtrack has six pages of sartorial sleevenotes by The Chap. While the costume styling of the series is rooted in sartorial accuracy for the period, immediately after the First World War, the music on this triple album abandons all temptation to stay in that era. The songs, chosen purely for their reflection of the dark, brooding menace of the storylines, come from all periods of rock ‘n’ roll history. Songs that previously had no connection to each other have been fused together into a collection that charts the rise and fall of the Shelby empire, as if PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Richard Hawley and David Bowie and all the other musicians were all secretly living in Small Heath in the 1920s.
The vinyl collection is being fulfilled by Amazon on behalf of The Chap, which is why the price is as attractive as it can possibly be.