WaterTower Music will release a soundtrack album for the crime drama Gangster Squad. The album features songs from and inspired by the movie by artists including Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers, Imelda May, Pee Wee King, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Peggy Lee, Delta Rae and St. Vincent. The soundtrack will be released digitally on January 8, 2013 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out audio clips after the jump. As previously reported, Varese Sarabande will release a separate soundtrack featuring composer Steve Jablonsky’s score. Gangster Squad is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Pena. The movie will be released on January 11, 2013 by Warner Bros. Pictures. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. The Hills Of California – Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
2. Mr. Five By Five – Imelda May
3. Early Autumn – The Gangster Squad Movie Band
4. Chicken Shack Boogie – Delandis and The Gangster Squad Movie Band
5. Bull Fiddle Boogie – Pee Wee King
6. A Little Bird Told Me – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
7. Big Jay’s Hop / Blow Blow Blow – Big Jay McNeely
8. Chica Chica Boom Chic – Sharmila Guha & The Gangster Squad Movie Band
9. Ole Buttermilk Sky – Hoagy Carmichael
10. Bless You (For The Good That’s In You) – Peggy Lee
11. Early Autumn – St. Vincent
12. Bless You (For The Good That’s In You) – Delta Rae

  1. Which of the songs are in the movie and which ones are just “inspired by”?