Deadwood: Music from the HBO Original Series

Deadwood: Music from the HBO Original Series

     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The soundtrack to HBO's award-winning western series is as mischievous and grim as the town that serves as its namesake. Composer David Schwartz (Northern Exposure) provides the rousing title sequence with a theme that blends classic cowboy motifs with spooky bits of worldbeat flavor that reflect Deadwood's multi-culturalSee more details below

Overview

The soundtrack to HBO's award-winning western series is as mischievous and grim as the town that serves as its namesake. Composer David Schwartz (Northern Exposure) provides the rousing title sequence with a theme that blends classic cowboy motifs with spooky bits of worldbeat flavor that reflect Deadwood's multi-cultural locals and hellfire and brimstone proselytizing. Like The Sopranos, modern songs rarely occur before the closing credits, so the producers have integrated audio clips from some of the town's most creative and colorful orators -- mainly Al Swearangen whose electric vocabulary reflects the prefix of his last name -- to fill in the gaps. For the most part, Deadwood plays like a country-folk jukebox with a little piano blues thrown in for good measure, but there are notable highlights including Michael Hurley's amiable "Hog of the Forsaken," the late June Carter Cash's gorgeous and sparse rendition of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and Lyle Lovett's "Old Friend," a song that poignantly followed the death of one of the show's central figureheads Wild Bill Hickock. [The soundtrack is also available in a Clean Version

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Lost Highway
UPC:
0075021036727
catalogNumber:
000401202
Rank:
21263

Tracks

  1. No Law
  2. Theme from Deadwood  - David Schwartz
  3. In Life  - Ian McShane
  4. Hog of the Forsaken
  5. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  6. Go to Hell
  7. Old Friend  - Lyle Lovett
  8. Creek Lullaby  -  Margaret
  9. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  10. Iguazu
  11. Pardon My French  -  Swearengen
  12. Stars and Stripes Forever  - Jelly Roll Morton
  13. God and Man  - Sonny Terry
  14. Fallen From Grace  - Mark Lee Scott
  15. Native Funeral
  16. Who?, Wu?!  -  Swearengen
  17. Snake Baked a Hoecake  -  Mike, Peggy, Barbara, Penny Seeger & Children
  18. High Fever Blues
  19. Twisted Little Man
  20. Next Round's on the House  - Ian McShane
  21. Arriving in Deadwood
  22. Farther Along
  23. There's Blood  - Seth Bullock

Read More

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Bukka White   Composer
John Philip Sousa   Composer
Michael Hurley   Composer
Lyle Lovett   Composer
Michael Brook   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Richard Dodd   Mastering
Reinhold Heil   Composer
Gustavo Santaolalla   Composer
Alan Taylor   Direction
Johnny Klimek   Composer
Jody Worth   Composer
Ted Mann   Composer
Michael J. Sheehy   Composer
Karen Naff   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Mark Lee Scott   Composer
David Schwartz   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >