Return to Cold Mountain: Songs Inspired By the Film

Return to Cold Mountain: Songs Inspired By the Film

     
 

This Compendia Music release capitalizes O Brother-like on the success of the film Cold Mountain and its old-timey soundtrack, tapping a gang of bluegrass and folk artists for a run through material with a physical or historical connection to the Appalachian home of the mountain itself. Most of these songs are traditionals that can be categorized as…  See more details below

Overview

This Compendia Music release capitalizes O Brother-like on the success of the film Cold Mountain and its old-timey soundtrack, tapping a gang of bluegrass and folk artists for a run through material with a physical or historical connection to the Appalachian home of the mountain itself. Most of these songs are traditionals that can be categorized as perennials, oft-recorded and standard-bearing for the genre: "Shady Grove," "Old John Hardy," "Pretty Polly," and the like. However, the performances are solid throughout, heartfelt enough to bleed some resonance into the too-slick production. Fiddler Bruce Greene and dulcimer player Don Pedi do a very nice job with the instrumentals "Sandy River" and "Old Joe Clark," while the gentle vocals and plucked banjo notes of Laura Boosinger lend "Grove" a more hopeful tone than its usual fatalism. Other highlights include Jim Lauderdale's "Lorena," which suggests the warm reverence of country gospel, and the efficient, highly technical bluegrass guitar work of Larry Keel on "Black Mountain Rag." Return to Cold Mountain's song selection might not be exploratory enough for genre aficionados; however, listeners with a casual interest in bluegrass and old-timey music via Cold Mountain or even the O Brother landscape should find Return to Cold Mountain quite appealing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
Label:
Compendia
UPC:
0015095573520

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Lauderdale   Vocals
David Holt   Banjo,Vocals
Laura Boosinger   Banjo,Vocals
Don Lewis   Fiddle
Marty Lewis   Guitar
Craig Duncan and the Smoky Mountain Band   Dulcimer,Hammered Dulcimer
Bryan Sutton   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Bruce Greene   Fiddle
Don Pedi   Dulcimer
Malcolm Holcombe   Guitar,Vocals
Larry Keel   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Jenny Keel   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Steve McMurry   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Steven Heller   Bass
Michael Farr   Guitar,Vocals
Drew Heller   Guitar
Michael Farr   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Lawrence   Guitar,Vocals
Stephen Heller   Bass

Technical Credits

David Holt   Arranger
Daryl Hall   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Bil VornDick   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Tracy Wallner   Art Direction
Craig Havighurst   Liner Notes
Malcolm Holcombe   Composer
Ric Pepin   Executive Producer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
J.R. Baxter   Composer
Steven Heller   Engineer
Rev. H.D.L. Webster   Composer,Lyricist
Stephen Heller   Engineer

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