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O Brother Where Art Thou [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack)
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Bluegrass became pop music for a while when the soundtrack to this 2000 Coen Brothers film became one of the 10 top-selling soundtracks ever. Here's the complete T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack plus a CD with 14 more tracks, 12 of which are unissued recordings made during the original sessions for the film! Includes O Death Ralph Stanley; Down to the River to Pray Alison Krauss; Keep on the Sunny Side Whites; Big Rock Candy Mountain Van Dyke Parks; Angel Band Stanley Brothers; In the Jailhouse Now Soggy Bottom Boys; I Am Weary, Let Me Rest Cox Family; You Are My Sunshine Norman Blake; Hogfoot John Hartford, and more.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.39 x 5.59 x 0.55 inches; 4.44 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Lost Highway
- Item model number : 17923357
- Original Release Date : 2011
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Date First Available : September 12, 2010
- Label : Lost Highway
- ASIN : B0042KZJ5K
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,426 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The problem is with the size of the 1st of the 2 records in this set. When I first received it, the first record was slightly larger than the standard 12 inches that most 33 1/3 RPM long playing records are. This created a problem with my Pioneer PL-990 player as the side of the record would rub up against the stylus arm rest, preventing the record from spinning. The second record of this set is the correct size, and has no problems playing at all. After reading the reviews on Amazon's site, I saw nobody complaining about this problem. So I decided to exchange this for another.
However, the second album set I received had the exact same problem. I am now of the opinion that this is a problem with the manufacturing of the album. Instead of returning the album to Amazon.com, I am currently trying to contact Universal Music to try and determine if this is by design.
Best git on this here vinyl before, you know... it R.. U.. N.. N.. O.. F.. T.. and you can't find it no mo. It's a classic vinyl all bone a fide record lovers will cherish having in the collection. You'll be having sing-a-longs to The Man Of Constant Sorrow before you know it.
There. I've spoken my peace and counted to three.
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 it wouldn't still be in production after 16 years. (Wouldn't have won a Grammy either.)
The CD is also a great introduction into traditional or 'roots' country/bluegrass music. Want to more of the same style music? The enclosed 22 page booklet points you in the right direction.
For me, it was one of those instances where I told myself, "I love that album. I gotta get it." And "...gotta get it." turns into "someday".
And then one Sunday we sang "Down to the River to Pray" in church. That did it.
For those folks who appreciate gospel, folk, country, blue grass, etc.
And then there are those folks who bought the album, and then told themselves, "I gotta get the movie."
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Most of the music is from the 20s and 30s although they are more modern recordings of the various songs. The tracks were recorded in such a way as to make them seem authentic for the time, and give them the 'feel' of the period. This really appealed to me, although I can see that some others might not find it so enjoyable.
If you like Country music, you will probably recognise some of the artists, and you will almost certainly enjoy this album. Even if you are not a C & W fan, you may well still enjoy it.
However, my gripe is with the physical albums itself. There are 2 LPs and as such you would think they would come in a double sleeved jacket (one LP each)....but no. This goes beyond cheapness. Both LPs are sandwiched into 1 sleeve. One of the reasons (and there are many) people buy vinyl is because you usually get good quality jackets to house and protect the LPs.
also partner now has had constant sorrow for his ring tone for like 4 months now ! :D