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Peaky Blinders – Soundtrack Series 1

Here’s the song listing of the first series of Tiger Aspect & Caryn Mandabach Productions ‘s gangster drama Peaky Blinders set in 1920’s Birmingham, starring Cillian Murphy, Sam Neil and Helen McCrory which airs on BBC Two.

Click here for Series 2 Soundtrack

Episode 1

  • ‘Zandstra’ by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • ‘Martha’s Dream’ by Nick Cave
  • ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘I think I smelled a Rat’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘St James Infirmary Blues’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘Queenie’s Suite ‘ by Nick Cave
  • ‘Song for Jesse ‘ by Nick Cave

Episode 2

  • ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘Tough Call’ by The Samphire Band
  • ‘Blue Veins’ by The Raconteurs
  • ‘The Hardest Button to Button’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘Proposition #1′ by Nick Cave
  • ‘Black Math ‘ by The White Stripes
  • ‘Vedi la Ma Guite Lo Stendo A Tel ‘ by Giacomo Puccini
  • ‘Lo Tenni La Promesca’ by Giacomo Puccini
  • ‘Brother My Cup is Empty’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘Little Room’ by The White Stripes

Episode 3

  • ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘When I hear my name’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘Abattoir Blues’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘St James Infirmary Blues’ by The White Stripes

Episode 4

  • ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘I fought Piranhas’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘Clap Hands’ by Tom Waits
  • ‘Broken Boy Soldier’ by The Raconteurs
  • ‘Martha’s dream’ by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Episode 5

  • ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘Ball & Biscuit’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘Little Cream Soda’ by The White Stripes
  • ‘God is in the House’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘Time’ by Tom Waits
  • ‘Bring it on’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Episode 6

  • ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • ‘The Prowl’ by Dan Auerbach
  • ‘Love is Blindness’ by Jack White German

 

 

31 comments

  1. what a brilliant show the peaky blinders is and the sound track would be great driving music among other things to be able to buy as a compilation will look out for.

  2. i look forward to the sound track put on album

  3. Pleeeaseee! In the 5 episode when Thomas and Grace are making love, there is a song. I couldn’t find it!

    • katia, the song is •‘God is in the House’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds….it’s just the intro piano part that you hear in the show.

      • Thank you!

        It sounded to me like a variation on the Waits’ song ‘Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis’. At first I thought it was a studio outtake with which I was unfamiliar, then I thought it might be a live recording stripped of the vocal track and other instrumentation. When ‘Time’ started up immediately after the track ended, I thought perhaps Mearl (sp?) might have done some sort of homage to 70’s Waits’ as a lead-in. I was baffled, really – so thanks very much for taking the time, darrolyn (and katia for asking)…Sincerely appreciated :)

      • Hey there,
        Just discovering Peaky Blinders Season 1 out here in California – do you know what song is playing when Tommy’s brother tries to hang himself? It starts right after Tommy’s love scene and plays into Arthur’s scene. Everything I’ve seen says it’s a Tom Waits song called Time but it’s not. I’ve played it and it’s not the song in Peaky Blinders. Any ideas as to who it really is? It’s driving me mad, love that song and want to hear more.
        Ta.

        • Hi,
          Thanks for the reply. I don’t think “God is in the House” is that is the song I mean. It’s the song that runs during Arthur’s failed attempt to hang himself. The lyrics run,
          “Place some holly on my chest. Bury me, bury me out at the crossroads to the west.
          Bring me a dreamless sleep, out by the railroads.”
          It sounds like Tom Waits but I don’t think it is. I’ve tried to find the song by the lyrics but no luck. I have scoured the Internet to find who sings that song but can’t find anything. I think only someone who is familiar with the artist might know who it is.

          • Did you ever find out what this was? I’m watching it in the US on Netflix now, and this is the only thing that came up when I did my own lyrics search. Does this song only exist in PB? SO FRUSTRATING!

          • Hey Allison,
            I have not been able to find the song. I’m thinking that Time by Tom Waits was on the roster for the soundtrack but got swapped out at the last minute, maybe due to a licensing issue or just a creative decision on the part of the director or music editor. That’s probably why Time is listed everywhere as the song that’s playing during Arthur’s hanging scene.
            I never thought that it might be a previously unreleased song that they used, which would explain why we can’t find it anywhere. I used Shazam to try to sample the song to identify it, but even Shazam could not. The vocals are too soft; Shazam said it can’t identify humming!

            Amelia Hartley is the supervising Music Editor, she must know who the artist is, maybe tweeting her might get us an answer (I don’t have a Twitter account), or asking the director via Twitter might also work? The editor would also know but it looks like they used four editors so you’d have to know which editor worked on episode 5 to get an answer.

            Peaky also has a Facebook page, (I don’t have Facebook either, I know, I know, I’m a luddite)! Maybe someone on the fans Facebook page could get us an answer?

        • I finally had to record it on my iPhone while watching that part on the series. I got the whole song including some sounds that I didn’t want but at least I have it

          • Brilliant! I’m gonna open a Twitter account and try to contact the Music Editor and the Director to see if they can tell us who the artist is! I’ll let you know if I get an answer.

        • This is driving me mental too!! If you ever find out I’d love to know. Amazing song and 100% not Tom Waits.

  4. A brilliant series and yes…please put the soundtrack on an album!

  5. Music is so different, best I have heard for ages. Please make an Album.Wasted if not out there ;)

  6. Hello, fellow Peaky Blinders fans and soundtrack lovers!
    I asked the production company about a possible OST release, but sadly there are no plans to release an album.
    The songs by the artists are available to buy separately online either via iTunes or amazon, etc…or perhaps have a look on spotify.

  7. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I was wondering if anyone would know the track played in episode 4, at around the 42 minute mark. It’s where the police turn up looking for Tommy at the pub. I can’t seem to find it, and it’s not on this list!

  9. The modern music jars against the subject matter of the Peaky Blinders and spoils the show. If we could watch the program without the soundtrack it would be so much better. It’s like scraping your nails down a blackboard…

  10. The modern music set against the period backdrop was the icing onthe cake. It was so evocative and
    added to the already brilliant drama.Well done!!

  11. I watched Alan Yentob last night and the background music was from the Peaky Blinders. Can anyone tell me the name and artist?

  12. Does anyone know the music in S01E01 when Thomas shot Danny?

  13. Whats the music used on Se01Ep01 when Tommy and his Aunt finish speaking in the church and he walks down the street its rock music.

  14. You can’t be serious. No album tracks for Peaky Blinders. Possibly the best drama on TV in an age.

  15. Song hanging scene episode 5
    Def not time by Tom waits, searched every forum and can’t find this song…
    Google searched the lyrics 50 times also ….. Some one please help!!!

    • Hey there Josh,
      I’ve searched over her (in California) and can’t find any information at all about that song. I tweeted the show but no reply, and tried to tweet the music editor (not sure it was the right Amelia Hartley) but no reply. It’s driving me mad! Shazam couldn’t sample it, the vocals were too soft for the program to pick up, and the background noise of the show confused it so it couldn’t sample correctly.
      If you find out, please post/reply. It’s an amazing song!

    • Hey there Josh,
      I’ve searched over here (in California) and can’t find any information at all about that song. I tweeted the show but no reply, and I tried to tweet the music editor (not sure it was the right Amelia Hartley) but no reply. It’s driving me mad! Shazam couldn’t sample it, the vocals were too soft for the program to pick up, and the background noise of the show confused it so it couldn’t sample correctly.
      If you find out, please post/reply. It’s an amazing song!

  16. Season 1 episode 5 song by Eyes on film, follow them on twitter Eyes on film UK. Apparently made for the series and they don’t own the rights, therfore not released yet. A shame, great song!

    • Sneakpeak, you are amazing! Thank you so much for posting the answer to who played that song. Do you happen to know the name of the track, so I can watch out for it should it become available?
      You are a star! I thought I’d never find out.
      Thanks.

      • The name of the song is called “Arthur’s Hanging”. According to Eyes on Film’s twitter sight they may upload it. I hope so.

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