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Format: CD
Sku: 60450876
UPC: 008817006925
UPC 14: 00008817006925
Release Date: 12/5/2000
Sales Rank: 372
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. You Are My Sunshine ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Po' Lazarus ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Big Rock Candy Mountain ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Down to the River to Pray ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Man of Constant Sorrow ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Man of Constant Sorrow ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Keep On the Sunny Side ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Original Soundtrack
9. I'll Fly Away ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Man of Constant Sorrow ~ Original Soundtrack
12. In the Highways ~ Original Soundtrack
13. O Death ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Man of Constant Sorrow - (take With Band) ~ Original Soundtrack
15. I Am Weary, Let Me Rest ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Indian War Whoop ~ Original Soundtrack
17. In the Jailhouse Now ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Lonesome Valley ~ Original Soundtrack
19. Angel Band ~ Original Soundtrack
 
Hillbilly and bluegrass sounds underscore T-Bone Burnett's soundtrack to the award-winning Coen brothers film. Burnett researched into the type of music that was popular in 1937 to give added musical element to the movie. Among the musical legends T Bone called on to be part of the soundtrack are Ralph Stanley, Gillian Welch, John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, the Fairfield Four, and Norman Blake. There are 19 tracks on this soundtrack.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Chris Thomas King, Dan Tyminski, Norman Blake, Sharon White (vocals, guitar); Sidney Cox (vocals, banjo); Suzanne Cox, Buck White (vocals, mandolin); John Hartford (vocals, fiddle); Wilson Waters (vocals, tenor saxophone); Cheryl White, Sarah Peasall, David Rawlings, Porter McLister, First Baptist Church Choir of White House, TN, First Baptist Church of Norfolk Choir, Joseph Rice, Dub Cornett, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, Robert Hamlett, Leah Peasall, James Hill, Isaac Freeman, Willard Cox, Sam Phillips , Alison Krauss, Maura O'Connell, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim O'Brien, Pat Enright, Hannah Peasall (vocals); Mike Compton (guitar, mandolin); Chris Sharp, Evelyn Cox (guitar); Curtis Burch, Jerry Douglas (dobro); Ron Block (banjo); Sam Bush (mandolin); Stuart Duncan (fiddle).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Mike Piersante.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Robert K. Oermann.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Ed Haley; Gillian Welch; Alan Lomax; T-Bone Burnett; Carter Stanley.
Muze PNote Those kings of cinematic quirkiness, the Coen brothers, fashioned their film O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? as a contemporary adaption of Homer's Odyssey, centering around a group of American chain-gang prisoners. The film's earthy Southern setting makes it a natural for a bluegrass-oriented soundtrack, for which producer T-Bone Burnett picked the cream of the country crop.
Muze PNote "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby," for example, is a summit meeting of some of the finest contemporary female country vocalists (Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, and Alison Krauss). The old school isn't forgotten either, as evidenced by a chilling a cappella rendering of "O Death," courtesy of Ralph Stanley, and by the closing cut, where the Stanley Brothers issue an elegant plea to heaven with "Angel Band."

Producer: T-Bone Burnett

Engineer: Peter Kurland

Artist Overview

T-Bone Burnett is an artist of broad skills. Known primarily for his work as a producer (Counting Crows, Elvis Costello), he's also a skilled singer-songwriter whose writing is insightful and impassioned, while his singing is committed and honest and his guitar playing inventive while rooted in tradition. His biggest commercial success came with his overseeing of the O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? soundtrack in 2000, a multi-platinum seller that helped kickstart a bluegrass revival.

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/05/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 170069
Music Label Name Label : Mercury
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00008817006925

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119)
- Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".

Rolling Stone (1/18/01, pp.56-7)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A collection of folk, bluegrass, gospel and hobo country so true to the music's down-home, egalitarian roots that it's hard to distinguish the old tracks from the new and the folk heroes from screen actors..."

Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119)
- Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".

Rolling Stone (1/18/01, pp.56-7)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A collection of folk, bluegrass, gospel and hobo country so true to the music's down-home, egalitarian roots that it's hard to distinguish the old tracks from the new and the folk heroes from screen actors..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.38)
- Ranked #56 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...An unlikely hillbilly smash making 1930s-style string-band music the 1st trend of the 21st-century..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.38)
- Ranked #56 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...An unlikely hillbilly smash making 1930s-style string-band music the 1st trend of the 21st-century..."

Q (12/00, p.139)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Mostly traditional spirituals and bluegrass numbers....richly evocative of its time and place, and educational too..."

Q (12/00, p.139)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Mostly traditional spirituals and bluegrass numbers....richly evocative of its time and place, and educational too..."

No Depression (1-2/01, p.90)
- "...The rarest of contemporary soundtracks: good (old)
music, coherently programmed, and masterfully perfromed....an exceptional album..."

No Depression (1-2/01, p.90)
- "...The rarest of contemporary soundtracks: good (old)
music, coherently programmed, and masterfully perfromed....an exceptional album..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(6/02, p.68)
- Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks".

Mojo (Publisher)
(1/02, p.70)
- Ranked #3 in Mojo's "Best [10] Box Sets & Compilations of 2001".

Mojo (Publisher)
(6/02, p.68)
- Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks".

Mojo (Publisher)
(1/02, p.70)
- Ranked #3 in Mojo's "Best [10] Box Sets & Compilations of 2001".

Uncut (magazine)
(p.102)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] some superb country-blues fiddling from John Hartford and a couple of breezy, close-harmony stunners from the Cox Family."

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