Randy and Meghan had a brilliant idea: let’s get the guys who played with Jan to play for us. What resulted was a magical two days of recording in New York City (in the same studio David Bowie and Queen recorded “Under Pressure”!!!).
Lakeshore Records in conjunction with ShivHans Pictures will release the soundtrack to The Polka King, available digitally on Friday, January 5, 2018! The album is a collection of classic polka songs re-imagined by The Jack Black Polka Band featuring members of the iconic Jan Lewan Orchestra as well as other prominent players in the scene. Music supervisors Randall Poster and Meghan Currier brought the original players, Lewan’s original arranger Stephen Kaminski and Grammy®-winning producer Stewart Lerman together to re-record their songs with Black. The Polka King was written and directed by Maya Forbes (Infinitely Polar Bear) and Wallace Wolodarsky* (The People vs. O.J. Simpson). The album was produced by Stewart Lerman and Randall Poster, and executive produced by Wally Wolodarsky, Maya Forbes, Jack Black, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson and Meghan Currier. See the album track list and more below.
Pre-order The Album: [iTunes]
The Polka King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released digitally on January 5 & CD January 12, 2018 with a vinyl release forthcoming. Netflix will debut The Polka King January 12.