O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe Edition) (2-CD)

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Original Motion
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: August 23, 2011
  • Label: Lost Highway

Entertainment 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."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Po Lazarus
  • 2.Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • 3.You Are My Sunshine
  • 4.Down To the River To Pray
  • 5.I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow [Radio Station Version] [Version]
  • 6.Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
  • 7.I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow [Instrumental] [Instrumental]
  • 8.Keep On the Sunny Side
  • 9.I'll Fly Away
  • 10.Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby
  • 11.In the Highways
  • 12.I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)
  • 13.I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow [Instrumental] [Instrumental]
  • 14.O Death
  • 15.In the Jailhouse Now
  • 16.I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
  • 17.Indian War Whoop
  • 18.Lonesome Valley
  • 19.Angel Band

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
  • 2.You Are My Sunshine
  • 3.Tishomingo Blues
  • 4.I'll Fly Away
  • 5.Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • 6.Tom Devil
  • 7.Keep On the Sunny Side
  • 8.Angel Band
  • 9.Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • 10.Little Sadie
  • 11.In the Highways
  • 12.Hogfoot
  • 13.The Lord Will Make a Way
  • 14.In the Jailhouse Now

Product Description:

Audio Mixer: Mike Piersante.
Liner Note Authors: T-Bone Burnett; Robert K. Oermann.
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.
"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."

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  • UPC: 602527489278
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