O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Music From the Motion Picture)by Various Artists (Vinyl Record)

Various Artists: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Music From the Motion Picture) (Vinyl LP)

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Limited double vinyl LP picture disc pressing. The critical consensus at the end of 2000 was that it had been one of the weakest film years in recent memory. Which may have been true, despite O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the Coen brothers' delightfully warm and weird Depression-era re-telling of Homer's Odyssey. But for music lovers, 2000 was an amazing year at the movies, and it produced several excellent soundtrack compilations including Almost Famous, Dancer in the Dark, Wonder Boys, and High Fidelity. Even with such steep competition, the soundtrack album for O Brother, Where Art Thou? may be the best of the year. In order to capture the sound of Mississippi circa 1932, the Coens 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. Po Lazarus - James Carter and the Prisoners, Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock, You Are My Sunshine - Norman Blake, Down to the River to Pray - Alison Krauss, I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - the Soggy Bottom Boys Dan Tyminski, Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Chris Thomas King, I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - Norman Blake, Keep on the Sunny Side - the Whites, I'll Fly Away - Gillian Welch Alison Krauss, Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby - Emmylou Harris Alison Krauss Gillian Welch, In the Highways - the Peasall Sisters, I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) - the Cox Family, I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - John Hartford, O Death - Ralph Stanley, In the Jailhouse Now - the Soggy Bottom Boys Tim Blake Nelson, I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - the Soggy Bottom Boys, Indian War Whoop - John Hartford, Lonesome Valley - Fairfield Four, Angel Band - the Stanley Brothers the Clinch Mountain Boys