Sling Blade: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Yeah, this is my favorite film. It has been since I first saw it back in '98 and the reason I picked up the soundtrack was because the music was just so memorable. Millsberg (Benton Arkansas in real life) bears a striking resemblence to my own home town of Hamburg Arkansas. The music just does such a great job of catching that small-town feeling. Atmospheric would be an understatement and hearing this album once is not enough. It's easy to see why Billy Bob chose Daniel Lanois to score the music for his film. I can't think of anyone who could've done a better job. The music was just such a crucial part of this movie.
This album plays great late at night. It's also good for driving home in the rain and it's a perfect companion for a broken heart. It's even great to play while waking up with a cup of coffee.
Aside from Lanois' score, there're some great stand-alones here. "Soul Dressing" by Booker T. and The M.G.'s is incredible as is "Lonely One" by Tim Gibbons. "Darlin" is sweet but "Smothered in Hugs" by Local H nearly moved me to tears. Ironically, that one is nowhere to be found in the film, but when you hear the lyrics, you'll understand why it's here. I'm not a huge fan of these guys, but this is a truly beautiful song.
Last but not least is "The Maker" which closes the film. This one by Daniel Lanois is a classic and could make the album worth owning alone. Honestly, I DID cry from this song and that itself is a rare occurence.Read more ›
However, I am pleased that "Asylum" made it to the album as well as "Shenandoah" and "Orange Kay". In all, I think this album is average without the vital track that SHOULD HAVE been included.
More than half of this cd features music by Lanois and while some of it's a bit on the rough side, tracks 1,2,3,6,7,8,13, and 14 are splendid. Emmylou Harris lovers will enjoy track #9, a track that is so enticing that it makes the listener crave another minute or two of her version of Shenandoah.
Track #14, 'The Maker', is a song that I've grown to love on this cd. I hope you will also find this cd to be the form of southern anguish I believe it is. You can almost hear the ghosts of the south calling out to you on a few of these songs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good. There's a lot of " atmospheric music", a few good songs including the wonderful Daniel Lanois song, The Maker.Published 21 months ago by fulene
I don't know why I had never heard of Daniel Lanois before I watched the movie "Sling Blade"....The song at the very end "The Maker" moved me very much... Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by wanda rae fite
I love the movie absolute classic. I decided to see if they had the soundtrack for it and what do you know here on Amazon. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Adam Adam
When I don't have time to sit down and watch the movie, the soundtrack in the background puts me right there. Love it!Published on November 2, 2010 by sue
Love the movie soundtrack. Hard to find in mint condition. Amazon had it available and shipped super fast.Published on February 10, 2007 by David Wayne Baines
I think the score is great. It has that mystical quality which matches the theme of the movie. The movie is one of the best and the sound track likewise.Published on October 18, 2005 by Goetz von Berlichingen