Joan Jones, 'Felicity' Co-Star Perform At Soundtrack Party

Singer Jones and songwriter/actress Amy Jo Johnson take stage to support CD featuring Sarah McLachlan, Remy Zero.

LOS ANGELES -- Stars of the hit TV drama "Felicity" celebrated the release of the

show's soundtrack Tuesday with performances by pop songstresses Joan Jones and

Morley, and one of the show's stars, Amy Jo Johnson.

Huddled in the Grand Salon at the University of California, Los Angeles, the cast and a crowd

of students watched live sets from the three artists who contributed songs to the album.

"You have to get it," Johnson, whose "Felicity" character Julie Emrick sings and plays guitar,

insisted during her acoustic set. "It's an awesome CD; I have it in my car. I make everyone

listen to it when they come over to my house."

The soundtrack, which hit stores Tuesday, is comprised of 15 songs that have been featured

during the WB Network show's first season, including previously released tracks by such rock

and pop artists as Sarah McLachlan, Peter Gabriel, Remy Zero, Joe Henry, Neil Finn and

Kate Bush.

"Music is such a big part of the show," said Keri Russell, who plays the show's namesake

character, Felicity Porter. She said the soundtrack "is all music that we love."

"I love our theme song, and people are always asking, 'Where can I get it?' " the actress said.

"The Felicity Theme," written by the show's co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams

and producer-songwriter Larry Klein, closes the album. Abrams was also at Tuesday's party.

The soundtrack's first single is Heather Nova's

"Heart and Shoulders" (RealAudio excerpt),

which will be accompanied by a video featuring scenes from the show.

Though the album includes several recently released tunes, a few tracks were dug up from the

past, including Peter Gabriel's 1977 song "Here Comes the Flood" and Queen of Soul

Aretha's Franklin's version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," originally recorded by folk duo

Simon and Garfunkel.

Dressed in a red tank top and black pants, Johnson began her three-tune performance with

"Puddle of Grace" (RealAudio excerpt),

her song that appears on the CD. "I wrote that song for my mother after she passed

away," she said after finishing the ballad. "I'm really excited it's on the soundtrack because it's

very dear to me." Johnson plays in the Los Angeles band Valhalla.

Jones and Morley (born Morley Kamen) each performed songs featured on the soundtrack,

with Jones offering "Everyday Down" (RealAudio excerpt)

and Morley singing "Slingshots."

"Everyday Down," which originally appeared on Jones' album Starlight Criminal

(1998), made its television debut on the "Felicity" episode scheduled to air the night of the

album's release. The song is available for download on the official "Felicity" website


"The music totally sets the mood of the scene," UCLA freshman Justina Rapala, 18, said. "I

love the show's realness, and the songs on the soundtrack seem really reflective of that."

In between the artists' sets, students were awarded T-shirts and copies of the CD for correctly

answering "Felicity" trivia.

"It's really cool they had a gathering like this for college students," freshman Donna Hong, 18,

said. "I like everyone on the cast, and it's really neat to have them here."

The complete track listing for the "Felicity" soundtrack is: Neil Finn,

"She Will Have Her Way"; Heather Nova, "Heart and Shoulders"; Sarah

McLachlan, "Good Enough"; Ivy, "I've Got a Feeling"; Scout, "Day Before

Yesterday"; Remy Zero, "Hermes Bird"; Air, "All I Need"; Aretha Franklin,

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"; Joan Jones, "Everyday Down"; Joe Henry,

"Angels"; Amy Jo Johnson, "Puddle of Grace"; Morley, "Slingshots"; Peter

Gabriel, "Here Comes the Flood"; Kate Bush, "This Woman's Work"; and

"The Felicity Theme."