Dead Man Walking [Original Soundtrack] [1996]

Dead Man Walking [Original Soundtrack] [1996]

     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972476827
catalogNumber:
724768
Rank:
42717

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Producer,Engineer
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Composer
Ry Cooder   Producer
Steve Earle   Producer
Lyle Lovett   Producer
Bruce Springsteen   Producer
Suzanne Vega   Producer
Tom Waits   Producer
Billy Williams   Producer
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Kathleen Brennan   Producer
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Producer
Biff Dawes   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
John Jennings   Programming,Producer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
David Rubinson   Producer
Toby Scott   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Eddie Vedder   Composer
Nate Cunkel   Engineer
Tim Robbins   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
David Robbins   Producer,Executive Producer
Bob Dawson   Engineer

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