Dr. T & the Women

Dr. T & the Women

by Lyle Lovett
     
 
Renowned filmmaker Robert Altman has already cast Lyle Lovett as an actor in such films as The Player, Short Cuts, and Cookie's Fortune. For his ensemble comedy Dr. T and the Women, Altman calls on Lovett's musical rather than thespian skills, and the result is a lively musical score that swings from country to western swing to jazz and

Overview

Renowned filmmaker Robert Altman has already cast Lyle Lovett as an actor in such films as The Player, Short Cuts, and Cookie's Fortune. For his ensemble comedy Dr. T and the Women, Altman calls on Lovett's musical rather than thespian skills, and the result is a lively musical score that swings from country to western swing to jazz and back again. The bulk of this soundtrack disc features Lovett's stellar band on instrumentals written by Lovett in collaboration with pianist Matt Rollings and bassist Viktor Krauss. There's jaunty western swing (the jumping "Opening Credits"), jazzy piano swing (the gentle "Mall Women"), twangy country swing (the tear-in-your-beer "Golf Cart Love"), and the occasional spooky interlude ("The Crash"). On "The Wedding," Stuart Duncan's fiddle and Paul Franklin's steel guitar trade leads for a lively two-step. In addition to the instrumental score, Lovett recycles three songs from his own albums: the mournful and lovely "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" and the rousing and witty "You've Been So Good Up to Now," both from the artist's 1992 album Joshua Judges Ruth; and a new, extended version of I Love Everybody's bluesy gospel vamp "Ain't It Somethin'." Elsewhere on Dr. T and the Women, Lovett demonstrates that he doesn't need lyrics to induce a Lone Star state of mind.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women continues the director's collaboration with Lyle Lovett; the film's soundtrack features 13 new instrumentals from Lovett & His Large Band, as well as the songs "She's Already Made Up Her Mind," "You Have Been So Good Up to Now," and a jazzy new version of "Ain't It Something." As always, Lovett's work is warm, literate, and engaging, making the score the perfect foil for Altman's tale of a Dallas-based gynecologist and the women in his personal and professional lives.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811238124
catalogNumber:
112381

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Performance Credits

Lyle Lovett   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Debra Byrd   Background Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
James Gilmer   Percussion
William "Bill" Greene   Background Vocals
John Hagen   Cello
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Dean Parks   Rhythm Guitar
Johnny Lee Schell   Electric Guitar
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Pat Bergeson   Electric Guitar
Ray Herdon   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Lyle Lovett   Composer,Producer
Matt Rollings   Composer
Billy Williams   Producer
Viktor Krauss   Composer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
John Richards   Engineer

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