- Released: November 18, 1997
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Entertainment Weekly - 1/9/97, pp.66-67
"...It's less a soundtrack than a late-set jam at a swanky supper club....the album's uniform mood and arrangements [are] rare for a pop soundtrack..." - Rating: B+
- 1.Skylark - K.D. Lang
- 2.Too Marvelous For Words - Joe Williams
- 3.Autumn Leaves - Paula Cole
- 4.Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - Rosemary Clooney
- 5.Dream - Brad Mehldau
- 6.Days Of Wine And Roses - Cassandra Wilson
- 7.That Old Black Magic - Kevin Spacey
- 8.Come Rain Or Come Shine - Alison Eastwood
- 9.Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Clint Eastwood
- 10.This Time The Dream's On Me - Alison Krauss
- 11.Laura - Kevin Mahogany
- 12.Midnight Sun - Diana Krall
- 13.I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande) - Joshua Redman
- 14.I Wanna Be Around - Tony Bennett
Engineers include: James Farber, Bernie Kirsh, Paul Brown, Al Schmitt, Joe Ferla.
Personnel: Diana Krall (vocals, piano); Alison Eastwood, Clint Eastwood , Joe Williams , k.d. lang, Kevin Mahogany, Kevin Spacey, Alison Krauss, Paula Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Cassandra Wilson (vocals); Marc Antoine , Russell Malone, Kevin Eubanks (guitar); Lily Ho Chen, Kwihee Shambanari, Jennifer Bellusci, Daniel Shindaryov, Karen Jones, Jay Rosen, Patricia Johnson , Jacqueline Brand, Armen Garabedian, Darius Campo, Berj Garabedian, Endre Granat (violin); Dan Neufeld, Ron Lawrence , Stephanie Fricker, Carrie Holzman-Little, Louise Schulman, Sally Shumway, Ann Roggen, Nardo Poy, Pamela Goldsmith, Harry Shirinian (viola); Michael Mermagen, Dennis Karmazyn, Maxine Neuman, David Shamban, Miguel Martinez, Armen Ksadjikian, Richard Locker, Eugene J. Moye (cello); Timothy Malsoh (flute); Susan Rotholz (alto flute); Sheryl Henze (bass flute); Domenic Corteese (accordion); Dan Higgins (alto saxophone); Ernie Watts, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone); Warren Luening (trumpet); Bill Watrous (trombone); Alan Broadbent, Brad Mehldau (piano); Clarence Penn, Gregory Hutchinson, Larance Marable, Ralph Penland (drums).
Audio Mixers: James Farber; Joe Ferla; Al Schmitt.
Recording information: HIt Factory; Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Sear Sound, New York, NY; Sunset Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Sam Emerson.
Arrangers: Diana Krall; Joshua Redman; Alan Broadbent; Lennie Niehaus; Marty Manning; Gil Goldstein; Brad Mehldau; Cassandra Wilson.
The soundtrack to Clint Eastwood's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL brings to life the film's sordid tale and colorful cast of characters, making use of the music of Johnny Mercer to do the job. The album's roster boasts a wide variety of singers renowned for their interpretations of standards. Paula Cole gives an ominous treatment to "Autumn Leaves, and k.d. lang blesses "Skylark" with her trademark breathy stylings. Cassandra Wilson simply astounds in a smoldering, timeless take on "Days Of Wine And Roses," while Alison Kraus lends her fragile, endearing voice to "This Time The Dream's On Me." For good measure, the album features several tracks by stars perhaps better known for non-singing endeavors: Clint Eastwood himself jauntily tackles "Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive" and the film's star Kevin Spacey displays some impressive crooning on "That Old Black Magic."