The hit Ray Charles biopic “Ray” will spawn a second soundtrack early next year. The 17-track “Ray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vol. 2” will arrive Feb. 1 via Rhino and features several tracks the late Charles re-recorded specifically for the project.
Among them are “Leave My Woman Alone,” “Rockhouse Parts 1 and 2” and “I Believe to My Soul.” The versions of “Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand” and “You Don’t Know Me/Drown in My Own Tears” date back to 2002, when the film was in its earliest stages.
Other Charles favorites set to appear on “Vol. 2” include “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Betty Carter, “Makin’ Whoopee,” “Lonely Avenue,” “Busted” and “But on the Other Hand Baby.”
The first “Ray” soundtrack has been a huge hit, peaking at No. 9 and having sold more than 517,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The film has garnered Oscar buzz for star Jamie Foxx, who also earned a Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actor in a motion picture (musical or comedy) for his portrayal of Charles.