A Prairie Home Companion [New Line]

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Listening to the soundtrack to director Robert Altman's big screen adaptation of Garrison Keillor's near-mythical radio show is a lot like listening to Garrison Keillor's near-mythical radio show. Robin & Linda Williams wrap their gorgeous harmonies around the evening like a comforter, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band provides flawless accompaniment, Powdermilk Biscuits give shy people the courage to do what's needed, and Keillor provides the whole affair with the kind of laconic and literate homespun charm that must have made hanging out with Mark Twain such a joy. The inclusion of Hollywood into Lake Woebegone (Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reily and Lindsay Lohan) barely shakes the foundation of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Listening to the soundtrack to director Robert Altman's big screen adaptation of Garrison Keillor's near-mythical radio show is a lot like listening to Garrison Keillor's near-mythical radio show. Robin & Linda Williams wrap their gorgeous harmonies around the evening like a comforter, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band provides flawless accompaniment, Powdermilk Biscuits give shy people the courage to do what's needed, and Keillor provides the whole affair with the kind of laconic and literate homespun charm that must have made hanging out with Mark Twain such a joy. The inclusion of Hollywood into Lake Woebegone (Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reily and Lindsay Lohan) barely shakes the foundation of the long-running program; instead, each actor brings a little danger to the affair. Streep and Tomlin, appearing as the Johnson Sisters are more than harmonious on the old spiritual "Goodbye to Mama," Harrelson and Reily reverently adopt the characters of the perpetually grouchy cowboys Dusty and Lefty, and Lohan, in what could either be described as her most fearless or most uncomfortable performance to date, lends enough desperation to "Frankie & Johnny" that the audience is glued to the stage. Prairie Home Companion is an American institution and it's treated thusly on this fine collection of songs and skits. [The deluxe version of PHC
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Watertower Music
  • UPC: 794043906626
  • Catalog Number: 39066
  • Sales rank: 138,696

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tishomingo Blues (1:58)
  2. 2 Gold Watch & Chain (2:39)
  3. 3 Mudslide (3:06)
  4. 4 Let Your Light Shine on Me (2:50)
  5. 5 Coffeee Jingle (0:52)
  6. 6 Summitt Avenue Rag (2:44)
  7. 7 Guy's Shoes (0:42)
  8. 8 Whoop-I-Ti-Yi-Yo - John C. Reilly (2:32)
  9. 9 Coming Down from Red Lodge (1:55)
  10. 10 You Have Been a Friend to Me - L.Q. Jones (2:27)
  11. 11 Old Plank Road (2:50)
  12. 12 My Minnesota Home (The Old Folks at Home) (3:38)
  13. 13 A Bunch of Guys (2:01)
  14. 14 Slow Days of Summer (3:02)
  15. 15 Frankie & Johnny (2:05)
  16. 16 Waitin' for You (2:41)
  17. 17 Jens Jensen's Herring - Tim Russell (0:47)
  18. 18 Red River Valley (3:23)
  19. 19 Strappin' the Strings (2:27)
  20. 20 Goodbye to My Mama (3:28)
  21. 21 Bad Jokes - John C. Reilly (4:42)
  22. 22 The Day Is Short (3:13)
  23. 23 Atlanta Twilight (2:36)
  24. 24 Red River Valley/In the Sweet By and By (3:20)
  25. 25 Guy Noir (2:26)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Stephen Foster Composer
Robin & Linda Williams Composer
Pat Donohue Composer
Garrison Keillor Composer
Peter Ostroushko Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Richard Dworsky Composer
Kate MacKenzie Composer
Andy Stein Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Traditional Composer
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