Warner Sunset/Reprise Records will release both the soundtrack and the original score to Watchmen on March 3, three days before the highly anticipated movie hits theaters.
Music From the Motion Picture Watchmen, the film's official soundtrack, includes My Chemical Romance's reinterpretation of Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," recorded exclusively for the film. The soundtrack also features a collection of classic songs by such artists as Nat King Cole, Simon & Garfunkel and Janis Joplin.
Watchmen Original Motion Picture Score features music by Tyler Bates, who was asked to score the film by director Zack Snyder. Tyler also scored Snyder's 300 and Dawn of the Dead. Bates has also been chosen to score the Watchmen DVD's added story, Tales From the Black Freighter.
Separately, Warner Brothers announced the March 3 release of Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic on Blu-ray disc. A standard DVD has not been announced yet.
The two albums will be released as a CD and a digital album on March 3 and as a vinyl record on March 17. A Watchmen Music Collectors Edition 7-inch box set will be released on March 24; it will contain seven double-sided 7-inch picture discs of each Watchmen character on one side and images in the likeness of the graphic novel on the other.
The tracklist for Music From the Motion Picture Watchmen: 1. Desolation Row, My Chemical Romance 2. Unforgettable, Nat King Cole 3. The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan 4. The Sound of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel 5. Me & Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin 6. I'm Your Boogie Man, KC and The Sunshine Band 7. You're My Thrill, Billie Holiday 8. Pruit Igoe & Prophecies, The Philip Glass Ensemble 9. Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen 10. All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix 11. Ride of the Valkyries, Budapest Symphony Orchestra 12. Pirate Jenny, Nina Simone (used in the end credits of Tales From the Black Freighter).
The tracklist from Watchmen Original Motion Picture Score: 1. Rescue Mission 2. Don't Get Too Misty Eyed 3. Tonight the Comedian Died 4. Silk Spectre 5. We'll Live Longer 6. You Quit! 7. Only Two Names Remain 8. The American Dream 9. Edward Blake, The Comedian 10. The Last Laugh 11. Prison Fight 12. Just Look Around You 13. Dan's Apocalyptic Dream 14. Who Murdered Hollis Mason? 15. What About Janie Slater? 16. I'll Tell You About Rorschach 17. Countdown 18. It Was Me 19. All That Is Good 20. Requiem (Excerpted From Mozart's Requiem) 21. I Love You Mom