The Rhino collection “Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls” will hit stores Sept. 24, the same day its namesake comedy-drama series kicks off its third season on the WB network. The compilation is highlighted by new music from Grant Lee Phillips and series composer Sam Phillips, as well as a newly recorded version of the show’s theme, “Where You Lead, I Will Follow” performed by Carole King and Louise Goffin.
Grant Lee Phillips turns in the original “Smile,” while Sam Phillips contributes “Tell Her What She Wants To Know” as well as several songs still to be determined. The disc will also feature contributions from the Shins, Big Star, Bjork, John Lennon, Elastica, Black Box Recorder, Yo La Tengo, Joey Ramone, and more.
Grant Lee Phillips and King have both appeared on the series, which revolves around a Connecticut mother-and-daughter pair, and features music — especially independent rock — prominently, as the characters often discuss their favorite artists.
Here is the tenatative tracklist, which will feature three additional Sam Phillips songs:
“Tell Her What She Wants To Know,” Sam Phillips
“What a Wonderful World,” Joey Ramone
“Child Psychology,” Black Box Recorder
“Know Your Onion!,” the Shins
“I Found Love,” the Free Design
“Car Song,” Elastica
“Oh My Love,” John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band
“Where You Lead I Will Follow,” Carole King & Louise Goffin
“Clear Spot,” Pernice Brothers
“One Line,” PJ Harvey
“I’m the Man Who Murdered Love,” XTC
“Thirteen,” Big Star
“Human Behaviour,” Bjork
“I Don’t Mind,” Slumber Party
“It’s Alright, Baby,” Komeda
“God Only Knows,” Claudine Longet
“Smile,” Grant Lee Phillips
“O’Oh,” Yoko Ono
“Girl From Mars,” Ash
“My Little Corner of the World,” Yo La Tengo