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September 21st, 2010 9:13pm EDT

The Vampire Diaries

Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries serves up a biting mix of exclusive tracks unavailable elsewhere—including songs by Smashing Pumpkins and Gorillaz — plus favorites from season one of the hit TV show, including "Sleep Alone" by Bat for Lashes and "Running Up That Hill" by Placebo. The collection's focus track is "Obsession" by 18-year-old Internet sensation Sky Ferreira, who'll release her eagerly anticipated debut CD in early 2011.

The Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries is out October 12, while the new season of the hit CW network show—about two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl, who are battling to control the fate of an entire town—launches its second season today, September 9 (airing Thursdays at 8/7c). And The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season was released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 31. The Vampire Diaries' first season premiere generated the largest audience in network history for a series debut with 5.7 million total viewers, and is The CW's most-watched show. Based on the best-selling series of books by L.J. Smith, the show stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis. Executive produced by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy, the series is from Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.

Of the 16 songs on the album, all were heard in the first season of "The Vampire Diaries" or will be featured in Season 2. Like the hit show, the soundtrack also has a hip yet darkly compelling and sensuous vibe. From cool cover songs, including Placebo doing Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" and Digital Daggers taking on Tears for Fears' "Head Over Heels," to the gorgeous vocals of "Sleep Alone" by Bat for Lashes to Sky Ferreira's edgy dance-pop "Obsession," "The Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries" proves irresistible. "Obsession," produced by Dave Tedder, is heard in the upcoming season of "The Vampire Diaries," and is perfect for the show's intense visuals and storylines, as Ferreira sings: "Here's my confession, I don't just want you to love me, I wanna be your obsession." Ferreira, an L.A. - based Portuguese-American singer-songwriter and actress, is currently working with Paul Epworth, Bloodshy & Avant, Dallas Austin and Linda Perry on her debut CD. "Obsession" is Ferreira's first international single release.

Track Listing - The Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries

1. Stefan's Theme - Mike Suby
2. Running Up That Hill - Placebo
3. Currency of Love - Silversun Pickups
4. Hammock - Howls
5. Sleep Alone (909s in the DarkTimes Mix) - Bat for Lashes
6. Bloodstream (Vampire Diaries Remix) - Stateless
7. We Radiate - Goldfrapp
8. Obsession - Sky Ferreira
9. Head Over Heels - Digital Daggers
10. Down - Jason Walker
11. Beauty of the Dark - Mads Langer
12. Cut - Plumb
13. All You Wanted - Sounds Under Radio featuring Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy
14. The Fellowship - Smashing Pumpkins
15. On Melancholy Hill (Feed Me Remix) - Gorillaz
16. 1864 - Mike Suby

Photo Credits: EMI Records