Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou?

 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Lost Highway



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ALOS 170069
UPC: 008817006918
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2


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One of the most successful movie soundtracks in recent memory. In order to capture the sound of Mississippi circa 1932, the Coen Brothers commissioned T-Bone Burnett, a masterful producer whose work with artists like Elvis Costello, Sam Phillips, Joseph Arthur and Counting Crows has earned him a special place in the folk-rock hall of fame, to research and re-create the country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and blues of the era. The Coens were so taken with Burnett's discoveries that the film became a unique sort of musical revue. There are no original compositions here (though Burnett is given a "music by" credit usually reserved for composers), but nearly every scene in O Brother is set to a period song, and the music frequently drives and defines the action. With one exception ‹ a stunning 1955 Alan Lomax recording of a black prison chain gang singing "Po Lazarus" ‹ every song was recorded for the film by an impressive assembly of old-time country veterans (Fairfield Four, Ralph Stanley, the Whites) and talented newcomers (Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris).

1. Po Lazarus -James Carter & the Prisoners
2. Big Rock Candy Mountain -Harry McClintock
3. You Are My Sunshine -Norman Blake
4. Down to the River to Pray -Alison Krauss
5. I am a Man of Constant Sorrow -The Soggy Bottom Boys
6. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues -Chris Thomas King
7. I am a Man of Constant Sorrow -Norman Blake
8. Keep on the Sunny Side -The Whites
9. I'll Fly Away -Allison Krauss and Gillian Welch
10. Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby -Harris, Krauss, & Welch
11. In the Highways -Sarah, Hannah, & Leah Peasall
12. I am Weary (Let Me Rest) -The Cox Family
13. I am a Man of Constant Sorrow -John Hartford
14. O Death -Ralph Stanley
15. In the Jailhouse Now -The Soggy Bottom Boys
16. I am a Man of Constant Sorrow -The Soggy Bottom Boys
17. Indian War Whoop -John Hartford
18. Lonesome Valley -John Hartford
19. Angel Band -The Stanley Brothers

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Simple but masterful

posted on 10/16/2022
5 Stars
Two LPs stuffed in a single cover, no album candy, mono recording. BUT, it’s an award winning soundtrack beautifully provided on dead quiet vinyl. Old timey music at its best. Recommended!

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