'Jem and the Holograms' tribute album out this week
Jem and the Holograms won’t hit theaters until October, but Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/ Legacy Recordings will release a tribute album of old Jem songs Friday, Aug. 7. Billboard first reported the news.
Called Truly Outrageous: A Tribute to Starlight Records as an homage to the fictional record label from the 1980s animated TV show, the album features updated version of “Glitter & Gold,” “I’m Okay,” “Beat This” and “Truly Outrageous” performed by various artists including Alice Lee, SKYES and Meiko.
“A generation of kids got their first taste of pop and rock music in the 1980s through the medium of television and the Truly Outrageous music videos presented on Hasbro’s groundbreaking Jem animated series,” said Adam Block, President of Legacy Recordings, in a statement.
“This contemporary spin on the classic hits celebrates the music our longtime fans of Jem and the Holograms came to love through the original Hasbro animated series while millennials will be thrilled to hear new music from their favorite emerging artists,” said Hasbro’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis. “The album serves as a true display of self-expression connected to music, a theme at the heart of Jem and the Holograms.
The album will only be available digitally and is available for pre-order via iTunes.
The live-action version of Jem and the Holograms, due out Oct. 23, is an adaptation of the beloved ’80s animated series and will star Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton (Jem). The 2015 version of the story follows Jerrica as she finds fame after becoming a YouTube star. Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald also star.
Until Friday, just enjoy playing “Truly Outrageous” over and over again.
Here’s a full list of songs on the album:
“Truly Outrageous” by BEAN
“LoveSick” by Chrissie Poland
“Running Like the Wind” by LACES
“Gimme Gimme” by LACES
“Destiny” by Barnaby Bright
“Like a Dream” by Madi Diaz
“All in the Style” by Ben Thornewill
“Abracadabra” by Meiko
“Glitter & Gold” by Suzanna Choffel
“I’m Okay” by SKYES
“The Real Me” by Amanda Brown
“Beat This” by Alice Lee