New Line to Release Collector's Edition "Hairspray" Soundtrack with Bonus Songs

News   New Line to Release Collector's Edition "Hairspray" Soundtrack with Bonus Songs Music from the "Hairspray" film will soon be available on a deluxe, two-disc collector's edition soundtrack featuring demos and unreleased songs from the movie.
Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky in
Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky in "Hairspray." Photo by New Line Cinema

The enhanced "Collector's Edition," due from New Line Records Nov. 20, will feature the "entire existing soundtrack plus exclusive demos, unreleased songs from the movie, video karaoke of the most popular songs, lyrics, collectable cards of the film's stars, a commemorative sticker pack, an online 'Hairspray' game, wallpaper, and video documentaries, including 'Zac Efron Becomes Link Larkin,'" according to an Amazon.com description. The release is now available for pre-order.

The New Line Records original soundtrack (which hit stores July 10, prior to the film's nationwide release July 20) has maintained a spot in the top ten on the Billboard Soundtracks chart. (This week it charts at No. 11.)

The soundtrack for the movie musical has been certified Gold by the RIAA, having sold more than 500,000 units. Per Nielsen SoundScan, it has reached more than 658,000 copies sold.

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Adam Shankman directed and choreographed the "Hairspray" film, which stars John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, Christopher Walken as Wilbur Turnblad, Queen Latifah as Motormouth Maybelle, Amanda Bynes as Penny Pingleton, Zac Efron as Link Larkin, Brittany Snow as Amber von Tussel, Michelle Pfeiffer as Velma von Tussel, James Marsden as Corny Collins, Elijah Kelly as Seaweed, Allison Janney as Prudy Pingleton and Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad.

The film is based on the still-running musical Hairspray, which itself was based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. The movie musical was adapted by Leslie Dixon from the Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan book and features the score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman with additional songs created for the film.

Visit the official movie website at hairspraymovie.com.

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