North Country

North Country

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Overview

North Country

North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is a fictionalized account of a landmark 1984 sexual harassment case concerning a female miner in Minnesota. Director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) produced the film's soundtrack, a Bob Dylan-heavy companion to the region that's augmented by Amores Perros composer Gustavo Santaolalla's lush score. Caro had toyed with building the soundtrack around Bruce Springsteen, but found his first person, young male narrative style clashed with the film's character arc. Instead, she chose Dylan, a native Minnesotan whose work speaks a more universal language. That said, it's perplexing that she would choose a rendition of the film's namesake song by the instrumentally talented, yet vocally challenged Leo Kottke. Dylan himself contributes from his canon "Lay Lady Lay," "Sweetheart Like You," "Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)," as well as an atmospheric new piece "Tell Ol' Bill" that mirrors much of his late-'90s work. Also contributing to the Dylan love fest is Cat Power, whose piano-driven version of "Paths of Victory" is an album highlight.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969777725
catalogNumber: 97777

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anibal Kerpel   Keyboards
Gustavo Santaolalla   Percussion,Keyboards,Pipe,Ronroco
Michael Ward Bergeman   Accordion

Technical Credits

Mac Davis   Composer
Jackson Browne   Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer,Producer
Barry Beckett   Producer
David Bellamy   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Val Garay   Producer
Rick Hall   Producer
Anibal Kerpel   Programming,Engineer
Mark Knopfler   Producer
Gustavo Santaolalla   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Donna Weiss   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Waddy Wachtel   Composer,Producer
Glen Brunman   Soundtrack Executive Producer
LeRoy Marinell   Composer
Michael K. Loyd   Producer
Chan Marshall   Producer
Alan Peterman   Producer

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