Pre-orders for digital distribution of the album began on April 23.  Digital and physical copies of the 14-track album were available beginning May 7 at various retailers, including Starbucks in the United States and Canada; a 17-track deluxe edition was available exclusively at Target stores and available digitally through iTunes.  Third Man Records released the vinyl deluxe edition of the soundtrack as well as 7" single releases of several songs.  The double LP deluxe version of the album is on "metalized" vinyl where t first disc is platinum, the second is golden; they are packaged in laser-cut birch record jackets "riveted to aluminum spines".  The materials were chosen to "showcase the Art Deco-meets-modern style, classic meets cutting edge, which is the essence of The Great Gatsby film".  Pre-sale of the album began on May 10 through the label's website, and 100 copies were released at Third Man's Nashville shop the same day.  The song premiered on SoundCloud on April 22, 2013. 
After the birth of their child, the Fitzgeralds moved to Great Neck, New York , on Long Island , in October 1922. The town was used as the scene of The Great Gatsby .  Fitzgerald's neighbors in Great Neck included such prominent and newly wealthy New Yorkers as writer Ring Lardner , actor Lew Fields , and comedian Ed Wynn .  These figures were all considered to be " new money ", unlike those who came from Manhasset Neck or Cow Neck Peninsula , places which were home to many of New York's wealthiest established families, and which sat across the bay from Great Neck. This real-life juxtaposition gave Fitzgerald his idea for "West Egg" and "East Egg". In this novel, Great Neck (King's Point) became the "new money" peninsula of West Egg and Port Washington (Sands Point) the old-money East Egg.  Several mansions in the area served as inspiration for Gatsby's home, such as Oheka Castle  and Beacon Towers , since demolished.