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Hear Regina Spektor's song from the final episode of 'Boardwalk Empire'

On Sunday night Boardwalk Empire will wrap up its five-season run. The following day the latest installment of the show’s soundtrack will hit iTunes, featuring songs by Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, JD McPherson, series favorite Loudon Wainwright III, and Regina Spektor, whose rendition of “Love Me or Leave Me” will appear in the final episode. EW has the exclusive first listen here.

Written by Songwriting Hall of Famers Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (who also wrote “Makin’ Whoopee,” among other classics), it’s been recorded by everyone from Bing Crosby to Olivia Newton-John since it was first released in 1928. “We love Regina,” Boardwalk music supervisor Randall Poster writes in an email. “Her second appearance in Boardwalk Empire. While this song plays in the body of the show, it reinforces the happy fact that she would have been a singing sensation in any decade!”

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'Boardwalk Empire' soundtrack full listing, including Regina Spektor's take on 'My Man': Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE

The fates of Nucky Thompson and the rest of the bootlegging gangsters who inhabit the world of HBO’s Emmy-nominated drama Boardwalk Empire will continue to unfold when the show returns for a second season on September 25.

To properly prepare yourself for the new episodes, EW suggests you make yourself a healthy batch of bathtub gin and settle in with Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 – Music From the HBO Original Series, the show’s official soundtrack album set to be released on September 13.

The 16-track collection features a sharp cross-section of tunes from the show, including contributions from Loudon Wainwright III, Nellie McKay, Leon Redbone, Martha Wainwright, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (the contemporary jazz combo who also serve as the house band at Babette’s Supper Club on the show).

It also includes New York songbird Regina Spektor’s version of “My Man,” a tune initially made famous by Fanny Brice (who would later be immortalized as the subject of the musical Funny Girl). You can hear the exclusive premiere of Spektor’s song after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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