Unlike many - if not most - movie soundtracks these days, this album is more than a scooping up of the current radio hits. The original soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou comes from the musical genius known as T-Bone Burnett. Smartly, he enlists artists who are going to perform songs in voices that really conjure the Depression-era setting and mood of the film's story. Among them, you'll hear Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys and Emmylou Harris. 1. Po Lazarus - J. Carter & Prisoners 2. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McLintock 3. You Are My Sunshine - Norman Blake 4. Down In The River To Pray - Alison Krauss 5. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - The Soggy Bottom Boys featuring Dan Tyminski 6. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Chris Thomas King 7. Man Of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental) - Norman Blake 8. Keep On The Sunny Side - The Whites 9. I'll Fly Away - Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss 10. Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby - Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss & Emmylou Harris 11. In The Highways - The Peasall Sisters 12. I Am Weary - The Cox Family 13. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental) - John Hartford 14. O Death - Ralph Stanley 15. In The Jailhouse Now - The Soggy Bottom Boys featuring Tim Blake Nelson 16. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (With band) - The Soggy Bottom Boys featuring Dan Tyminski 17. Indian War Whoop (Instrumental) - John Hartford 18. Lonesome Valley - The Fairfield Four 19. Angel Band - The Stanley Brothers RELEASE DATE: December, 2000 FORMAT: CD
Always a fun album to hear. It's hard to believe the movie is 14 years old; the music is still very enjoyable, especially if you have fond memories of watching the film to back it up. At purchase time, the vinyl was barely more expensive than the MP3 album and had AutoRip included, so it was worth going vinyl for the novelty.While it isn't the albums fault (still five stars), during summer months you will want to make sure you ship any vinyl to an address where UPS..
OK, you're watching a movie and like the music so much, you wish they'd stop the dialogue so you can listen to the songs!Producers got it right by hiring a "who's who" list of musicians & vocal artists to cover traditional songs like Stanley Brothers "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow" and others.Decent CD player & a pair of headphones and you can actually hear the echo from that pitch perfect four part harmony.As others have said, it's a great disk or i..