The first Glee
soundtrack hits shelves next week, and turns out, that's not the only one coming up.
Well, sure, we know there'll be more soundtracks as the show pushes forward, but not this soon. Billboard reveals
that a second Glee
album is set for a December 8 release, roughly a month after Glee: The Music Volume 1
hits shelves on November 3.
Gleeks can also expect an extra download in the coming weeks: a Christmas single, a remake of Wham's "Last Christmas", is in the works, and that song will not be featured in any of the upcoming episodes. It's expected to hit iTunes in mid-November.
And then there's that possible second Glee
tour, with a start date pegged for summer next year. And then there's the possibility of solo albums from the Glee
cast--the tie-up between Fox and Columbia Records allows for just that, but it's been clarified that it is not a priority at the moment.
The article also reveals a few details in upcoming episodes. We all know there'll be an episode that features Madonna's music exclusively--and that, I guess, is different from Dianna Agron singing a Madonna song in episode 10. If you've read Entertainment Weekly
cover story this weekend, we know that that Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious" and John Lennon's "Imagine" will be performed at sectionals, the latter from the deaf school New Directions goes up against. There's also the bit about Kristen Chenoweth returning as April Rhodes.
And then there's this episode which will feature all original songs. Glee creator Ryan Murphy gave extra details to Billboard
, revealing that the episode will be called "Original Song" and sees Will asking the kids to, well, write their own songs. "[Composer] Diane Warren is going to do two big ballads, and if it works, we'll see what happens," he said.
Lea Michele also revealed something from their set list at sectionals. "In the 13th episode, I go from singing a Barbra Streisand song into a Rolling Stones song into a Kelly Clarkson song," she said. I wonder which songs are those?
And finally, before we end this thing, here's a link to a video preview from the November 11 episode of Glee
--you know, the one with Artie. We can't embed it here, but it sets up the Rachel-Kurt rivalry, all thanks to "Defying Gravity". And there's a good Mercedes line, too. Like, oh yeah.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Fox)