At a time when Australia was finding its voice, Ian “Molly” Meldrum helped us find the music. And that music is now on one classic album – the soundtrack to the eagerly awaited mini-series, Molly.
The soundtrack, aptly titled Do Yourself A Favour, features three CDs and a whopping 60 tracks. The songs tell the story of Molly’s remarkable life. The first two discs include the songs featured in the mini-series. The third CD is a bonus disc, tracks handpicked by Molly, including some of his favourite pop songs. “Watching the mini-series and listening to this album, my life literally flashes before my eyes,” Molly says. “Re-Living In The ’70s.”
The two-part mini-series, produced by Mushroom Pictures, is coming soon to the Seven Network, starring Samuel Johnson as Molly. The Man In The Hat personally selected Sam for the role.
The album features the key characters in Molly’s story, including Skyhooks, Sherbet and John Paul Young, as well as many of the international stars that have Molly to thank for their first chart-toppers, including Blondie, Duran Duran and Billy Idol. The soundtrack also features some of Molly’s memorable record productions, including Russell Morris’ “The Real Thing”, The Ferrets’ “Don’t Fall In Love” and Supernaut’s “I Like It Both Ways”, as well as contributions from close personal friends Elton John and Kylie.
The mini-series chronicles the rise of Molly: the celebrities, the parties, the international trips, behind-the-scenes politics and, of course, the unforgettable music. The executive producer is Michael Gudinksi.
As a wise man once said: Do yourself a favour, and buy the CD!
Do Yourself A Favour is out November 27 through Liberation Music.