Crazy Heart [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack for Crazy Heart contains all 23 tracks that appeared in the film, in the original sequence they appeared. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and contains 16 songs from the film starring Jeff Bridges. The movie is dedicated to Stephen Bruton -- a legendary Texas musician and lifelong friend of Burnett -- who wrote or co-wrote most of the original music performed by Bridges and Ryan Bingham here. He died from cancer shortly after finishing the project. While officially based on a book by songwriter Thomas Cobb, the film took just as much of its inspiration from the life of Bruton, who lived the life that Bridges' Bad Blake did for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack for Crazy Heart contains all 23 tracks that appeared in the film, in the original sequence they appeared. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and contains 16 songs from the film starring Jeff Bridges. The movie is dedicated to Stephen Bruton -- a legendary Texas musician and lifelong friend of Burnett -- who wrote or co-wrote most of the original music performed by Bridges and Ryan Bingham here. He died from cancer shortly after finishing the project. While officially based on a book by songwriter Thomas Cobb, the film took just as much of its inspiration from the life of Bruton, who lived the life that Bridges' Bad Blake did for over three decades. Musically it's the performances by Bridges that are the most arresting here. He can deliver a rollicking honky tonk song ("Somebody Else"), a lost-on-the-highway-of-life song (the punchy blues-rocker "Fallin' and Flyin'"), a love song ("Hold on You"), or a beer weeper (the Greg Brown-penned "Brand New Angel") with the requisite amount of bravado, grit, and tenderness of a seasoned country artist. Bingham, a songwriter and relative newcomer, proves himself a worthy counterpart in his performances -- especially on the film's theme song, "The Weary Kind." The soundtrack also gifts the listener a world-weary a cappella performance of Billy Joe Shaver's "Live Forever" by Robert Duvall and a hardcore trucker anthem in "Gone Gone Gone" by Colin Farrell! There's also a killer duet version of "Fallin' & Flyin'" by Farrell and Bridges. The rest of the set is filled out with cuts by Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, the Louvin Brothers, Lydia Mendoza, Kitty Wells, George Jones, Lucinda Williams, the Delmore Brothers, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Sam Phillips (the female songwriter, not the Sun Records founder). The original tunes are played by an alternating cast including Burnett, Bruton, Greg Leisz, Jay Bellerose, Buddy Miller, Dennis Crouch, Joel Guzman, Thomas Canning, and Patrick Warren. The catalog material is well chosen, not obvious, and adds much to the overall listening experiencing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/2010
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396618422
  • Catalog Number: 6184
  • Sales rank: 26,384

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold on You - Jeff Bridges (2:53)
  2. 2 Hello Trouble - Buck Owens (1:52)
  3. 3 My Baby's Gone - The Louvin Brothers (2:46)
  4. 4 Somebody Else - Stephen Bruton (4:38)
  5. 5 Somebody Else - Jeff Bridges (2:23)
  6. 6 I Don't Know - Ryan Bingham (3:02)
  7. 7 Wesley's Piano - Tom Canning (2:15)
  8. 8 Fallin & Flyin' - Jeff Bridges (4:55)
  9. 9 Searching (For Someone Like You) - Kitty Wells (2:55)
  10. 10 I Don't Know - Jeff Bridges (2:42)
  11. 11 Once A Gambler - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:39)
  12. 12 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings (3:26)
  13. 13 I Let The Freight Train Carry Me On - The Delmore Brothers (3:21)
  14. 14 Color Of The Blues - George Jones (0:50)
  15. 15 Joy - Lucinda Williams (3:48)
  16. 16 Fallin' & Flyin' - Colin Farrell (4:18)
  17. 17 Gone, Gone, Gone - Colin Farrell (2:39)
  18. 18 If I Needed You - Townes Van Zandt (3:26)
  19. 19 Reflecting Light - Sam Phillips (3:20)
  20. 20 Mal Hombre - Lydia Mendoza (3:30)
  21. 21 Live Forever - Robert Duvall (0:50)
  22. 22 Brand New Angel - Jeff Bridges (3:48)
  23. 23 The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart) - Ryan Bingham (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stephen Bruton Electric Guitar
T Bone Burnett Acoustic Guitar
Tom Canning Piano
Dennis Crouch Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Slap Bass
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Buddy Miller Electric Guitar
Patrick Warren Pump Organ
Jay Bellerose Drums
Ryan Bingham Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Corby Schaub Electric Guitar
Thomas Canning Piano
Joel Guzman Squeezebox
Elijah Ford Bass
Technical Credits
Waylon Jennings Composer
George Jones Composer
Lydia Mendoza Composer
Lucinda Williams Composer
Bob Neuwirth Composer
Sam Hopkins Composer
Billy Joe Shaver Composer
Jeff Bridges Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephen Bruton Composer
T Bone Burnett Composer
John Goodwin Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Eddy Shaver Composer
Lawton Williams Composer
Orville Couch Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Mike Piersante Engineer
Murphy Maddux Composer
Eddie McDuff Composer
Paul Ackling Guitar Techician
Jason Wormer Engineer
Hazel Houser Composer
Andrew Click Engineer
Ryan Bingham Composer
Sydney Nathan Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This is real country

    I am generally not a country music fan and would not have looked twice at this if I had not seen the movie. I do appreciate what I call "old fashion country", and this CD has plenty of that. I could do without a couple of the songs featured, but overall this is a great collection and Jeff Bridges is a pleasant surprise. If I were to buy it over again, I would skip the Deluxe Edition and instead go for the shorter soundtrack version.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great performances, and you don't have to like country to like this album!

    I bought this after listening to sound bites from the B&N website. I liked them enough to get the deluxe edition (which I strongly recommend over the basic version, as it has more music). Jeff Bridges certainly sounds like he's been doing this for a while, and has a surprisingly good voice. The other artists were also excellent, and this is a CD that can be played for commuting or for quiet reflection while relaxing at home. The one bonus track "Mal Hombre" had me looking up the wonderful Lydia Mendoza who worked so hard to make a living over half a century ago. Her voice is both powerful and haunting. I have more favorites on this album, but I think overall, it was very well done.

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