A Prairie Home Companion [CD/DVD] [New Line]

A Prairie Home Companion [CD/DVD] [New Line]

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A Prairie Home Companion [CD/DVD] [New Line]

Listening to the soundtrack to director Robert Altman's big screen adaptation of Garrison Keillor's near-mythical radio show is a lot like listening to Garrison Keillor's near-mythical radio show. Robin & Linda Williams wrap their gorgeous harmonies around the evening like a comforter, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band provides flawless accompaniment, Powdermilk Biscuits give shy people the courage to do what's needed, and Keillor provides the whole affair with the kind of laconic and literate homespun charm that must have made hanging out with Mark Twain such a joy. The inclusion of Hollywood into Lake Woebegone (Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reily and Lindsay Lohan) barely shakes the foundation of the long-running program; instead, each actor brings a little danger to the affair. Streep and Tomlin, appearing as the Johnson Sisters are more than harmonious on the old spiritual "Goodbye to Mama," Harrelson and Reily reverently adopt the characters of the perpetually grouchy cowboys Dusty and Lefty, and Lohan, in what could either be described as her most fearless or most uncomfortable performance to date, lends enough desperation to "Frankie & Johnny" that the audience is glued to the stage. Prairie Home Companion is an American institution and it's treated thusly on this fine collection of songs and skits. [The deluxe version of PHC

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2006
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043906725
catalogNumber: 39067

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Tishomingo Blue
  2. Gold Watch & Chain
  3. Mudslide
  4. Let Your Light Shine on Me
  5. Coffee Jingle
  6. Summit Avenue Rag
  7. Guy's Shoes
  8. Whoop-I-Ti-Yi-Yo
  9. Soming Down from Red Lodge
  10. You Have Been a Friend to Me
  11. Old Plank Road
  12. My Minnesota Home (The Old Folks at Home)
  13. A Bunch of Guys
  14. Slow Days of Summer
  15. Frankie & Johnny
  16. Waitin' for You
  17. Jens Jensen's Herring
  18. Red River Valley
  19. Strappin' the Strings
  20. Goodbye to My Mama
  21. Bad Jokes
  22. The Day Is Short
  23. The Day Is Short
  24. Atlanta Twilight
  25. Red River Valley/In the Sweet By and By
  26. Guy Noir

Disc 2

  1. Tishomingo Blue
  2. Gold Watch & Chain
  3. Mudslide
  4. Let Your Light Shine on Me
  5. Coffee Jingle
  6. Summit Avenue Rag
  7. Guy's Shoes
  8. Shoop-I-Ti-Yi-Yo
  9. Coming Down from Red Lodge
  10. You Have Been a Friend to Me
  11. Old Plank Road
  12. My Minnesota Home
  13. A Bunch of Guys
  14. Slow Days of Summer
  15. Frankie & Johnny
  16. Waitin' for You
  17. Jens Jensen's Herring
  18. Red River Valley
  19. Strappin' the Strings
  20. Goodbye to My Mama
  21. Bad Jokes
  22. The Day Is Short
  23. Atlanta Twilight
  24. Red River Valley/In the Sweet By and By
  25. Guy Noir
  26. Bonus Material

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Prairie Home Companion [New Line] [Original Soundtrack] 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lindsay Lohans rendition of Frankie and Johnny curses this cd. Thats the reason I am not buying it. her voice is like nails on chalkboard...my god how they picked her for this is beyond me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One has to see the movie before they can critique the cd. All the music will then make sense.Miss Lohan was simply "acting" and the part called for a very bad rendition of Frankie and Johnnie. She delivered. It was very entertaining in the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I completely agree with the other reviewer, I enjoyed the movie so much until she started singing. Lohan is a blight on the whole album. The other songs are lots of fun though. Just skip that one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you had seen the movie you would know why she was signing the way she was. Watch the movie before listening to the CD it will make much more sense. Plus Lindsey really didn't sound that bad and if you think she did it's only a 2min song so suck it up :)