Christopher Shaw; Ed Rak; Elton Farokh Ahi; Jeffrey Lesser; Rick Winquest; Tom Trafalski
Number of Discs
61m : 48s
Album Notes and Credits
Includes a bonus limited edition DVD.
Original score composed by John Frizell and Randy Edelman.
Producers: John Frizell, Randy Edelman, Jeffrey Lesser, Jack Frost.
Includes liner notes by Ronald F. Maxwell.
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, piano); Mary Fahl (vocals); Larry Campbell, Charlie Sexton (guitar, violin); Mark OConner (violin); Paddy Moloney (tin whistle, Uilleann pipe); Jake Jackson (recorder); Benmont Tench (organ); George Recile (drums).
Audio Mixers: Christopher Shaw ; Rick Winquest.
Liner Note Author: Robert Maxwell.
Recording information: Air Studios, London, England (2002).
Director: Robert Maxwell.
Photographers: Janush Kawa; David Gahr; Jimmy Ienner, Jr.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Paddy Maloney; Mike O'Connor.
Arranger: John Lissauer.
The Soundtrack for director Ronald F. Maxwell's Civil War film GODS AND GENERALS consists of a score by John Frizell and Randy Edelman, book-ended by original songs from ex-October Project vocalist Mary Fahl and folk/rock icon Bob Dylan. The former track, "Going Home" is a haunting, Celtic-influenced piece that sounds similar to the best work of June Tabor and Maddy Prior. Dylan's contribution is a typically insightful and poignant look at a difficult topic, and lends the proceedings a quiet grandeur. Musically, "'Cross The Green Mountain" recalls his early-'70s work with Leon Russell. Frizell and Edelman's score is appropriately melancholy and sweeping, perfectly reflecting the epic proportions and painful subject matter of the film. The best tracks pair the symphony orchestra with country fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor and Chieftan's frontman Paddy Mahoney, who impart an air of 19th-century authenticity.