NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to hand jive with McKinley High's Glee Club as they take on the timeless classic Grease with the release of Glee: The Music Presents Glease, available November 6 on Columbia Records. This highly anticipated release will give fans a sneak peek of new songs from the electrifying Grease themed episode airing November 15. Glee: The Music Presents Glease showcases the cast of Glee's distinctive style as they take on unforgettable hits from Grease such as "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "You're The One That I Want," "Greased Lightning" and more (see below for full track listing). In addition to the Glee cast favorites, the release also features this season's newcomers, as well as special guest Kate Hudson.
Last month Glee made a triumphant return with the primetime premiere of its fourth season gaining the time slot's highest audience rating with over 7.4 million viewers. Following the challenges of the current Glee club alongside the post-grad lives of Rachel and Kurt in New York City, the season kicked off with classic performances such as Adele's "Chasing Pavements," Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" and this summer's pop anthem Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." The excitement increases this season with Hollywood superstars Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker guest starring, playing Rachel's dance teacher and Kurt's boss respectively.
From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the pop phenomenon "Teenage Dream" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold more than 48 million songs and over 12 million albums worldwide. Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
Glee will return with new episodes on November 8 at 9PM ET/PT on Fox.
The full track listing for Glee: The Music Presents Glease is as follows:
- Hopelessly Devoted To You
- Born To Hand Jive
- Greased Lightning
- Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee
- Beauty School Drop Out
- Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)
- There Are Worse Things I Can Do
- You're The One That I Want
- Summer Nights
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 43 million songs, 12 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester). Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Darren Criss (Blaine) and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.
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