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Dead Man Walking: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
     

Dead Man Walking: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

 

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Although it is not strictly a soundtrack -- only four songs on the album were featured in the Tim Robbins film -- Dead Man Walking is nevertheless a fascinating listen. Robbins played a rough cut of his film to a number of musicians, asking them to contribute a song if they were intrigued by the story of a condemned prisoner on death row. Nearly every musician

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Although it is not strictly a soundtrack -- only four songs on the album were featured in the Tim Robbins film -- Dead Man Walking is nevertheless a fascinating listen. Robbins played a rough cut of his film to a number of musicians, asking them to contribute a song if they were intrigued by the story of a condemned prisoner on death row. Nearly every musician he approached contributed a song, and they are collected on Dead Man Walking. The star power of the album is impressive -- Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder, Lyle Lovett, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Steve Earle all are featured on the record -- but names alone wouldn't make Dead Man Walking a musical success. Fortunately, most of the musicians contribute first-rate material, such as Springsteen's spare, haunting title track, Waits' gallows humor, and the bizarrely appropriate teaming of Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn. Not only is the album an unusually constructed soundtrack, it is an unusually effective one, boasting almost no dead weight. It's one of those rare soundtracks that is as compelling as the film itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767666020
catalogNumber:
76660

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Guitar,Vocals
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Earle   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals
Lyle Lovett   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Springsteen   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Verlaine   Guitar
Tom Waits   Guitar,Vocals
Ralph Carney   Bass Clarinet,Hand Clapping
Larry Taylor   Bass,Guitar,Upright Bass
Tchad Blake   Bass
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Joachim Cooder   Dumbek,Drums,Tombak
James Luther Dickinson   Piano
Stuart Duncan   Background Vocals,Group Member
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
James Gadson   Drums
Joe Gore   Guitar
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
John Jennings   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Gene Libbea   Background Vocals,Group Member
Jerry Marotta   Percussion,Drums
Alan O'Bryant   Background Vocals,Group Member
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar
Tony Shanahan   Bass
Pete Thomas   Drum Loop
Eddie Vedder   Guitar,Vocals
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
Roland White   Mandolin,Background Vocals,Group Member
Gary Mallaber   Percussion,Drums
Jim Hanson   Bass
Dildar Hussain   Tabla
Daniela Federici   Keyboards
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan   Harmonium,Vocals
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan   Vocals
Harold Johnson   Background Vocals
Patrick Enright   Background Vocals,Group Member
David Robbins   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Producer,Engineer
Ry Cooder   Producer
Steve Earle   Producer,Liner Notes
Lyle Lovett   Producer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer,Producer
Suzanne Vega   Producer
Tom Waits   Producer
Billy Williams   Producer
John Densmore   Liner Notes
Ani DiFranco   Liner Notes
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Kathleen Brennan   Producer
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Composer,Producer
Maureen Crowe   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Biff Dawes   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
John Jennings   Programming,Producer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Adam Kasper   Producer,Engineer
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
David Rubinson   Producer
Toby Scott   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer
George Webb   Guitar Techician
Dawn Solér   Music Executive
Nate Cunkel   Engineer
Jeff Magid   Reissue Producer
Tim Robbins   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Author
J.D. Cash   Composer
L.C. Lovett   Composer
Jeff Sloan   Engineer
Susann McMahon   Liner Notes
Helen Prejean   Liner Notes
David Robbins   Producer,Executive Producer
Bob Dawson   Engineer

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