O Brother, Where Art Thou - Soundtrack - 2000 Blues Folk Bluegrass Gospel - Black Vinyl 2LP

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Lost Highway ‎– 088 170 069-1, Mercury ‎– 088 170 069-1, Island Def Jam Music Group ‎– 088 170 069-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo

The record is new but open (not sealed)

Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
Soundtrack, Country, Bluegrass





A1 James Carter & The Prisoners - Po Lazarus 4:31
A2 Harry McClintock - Big Rock Candy Mountain 2:16
A3 Norman Blake - You Are My Sunshine 4:28
A4 Alison Krauss - Down To The River To Pray 2:56
A5 Soggy Bottom Boys, The - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 3:10



B1 Chris Thomas King - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues 2:42
B2 Norman Blake - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 4:29
B3 Whites, The - Keep On The Sunny Side 3:34
B4 Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away 3:58
B5 Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch - Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby 1:58



C1 Sarah, Hannah and Leah Peasall - In The Highways 1:36
C2 Cox Family, The - I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) 3:14
C3 John Hartford - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 2:34
C4 Ralph Stanley - O Death 3:20
C5 Soggy Bottom Boys, The - In The Jailhouse Now 3:36



D1 Soggy Bottom Boys, The - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 4:17
D2 John Hartford - Indian War Whoop 1:30
D3 Fairfield Four - Lonesome Valley 4:07
D4 Stanley Brothers, The - Angel Band 2:16

Companies, etc.


Pressed By – United Record Pressing
Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
Copyright (c) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
Lacquer Cut At – Nashville Record Productions




Lacquer Cut By – Wes Garland
Producer – T Bone Burnett* (tracks: A3 to D3)




Music from the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.

This compilation ℗ 2000 & © 2003 UMG Recordings, Inc. Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Inc.
Motion Picture Artwork & Artwork Title © 2000 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution and Universal Pictures.
Photographs © 2000 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution and Universal Pictures.

088 170 069-1 STO1 appears on Lost Highway's cover sticker
088 170 069-1 appears on Labels and spine



Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Text): 0 088 170 069-1 8
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1): MRNR-021901 08817356-1[scratched out] LP01-A Re-3 WG/Nrp Ⓤ
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2): MRNR-02190-01 08817356-1[scratched out] LP01-B Re-3 WG/Nrp Ⓤ
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 3): MRNR-02191-01Ɔ Re-2 08817356-1[scratched out] LP02-C WG/Nrp Ⓤ
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 4): MRNR-02191-01 D Re-2 08817356-1[scratched out] LP02-D WG/Nrp

The best soundtracks are like movies for the ears, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? joins the likes of Saturday Night Fever and The Harder They Come as cinematic pinnacles of song. The music from the Coen brothers' Depression-era film taps into the source from which the purest strains of country, blues, bluegrass, folk, and gospel music flow.

Outstanding tracks are both vocal versions of "Man of Constant Sorrow," "Down In The River To Pray," "O Death," "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," and "I'll Fly Away," but you can listen to this from beginning to end

The 19 rustic tracks here are mountain music, primitive gospel, and the hobo vein of folk, the ancestors of bluegrass and country. You can feel the desperation, simplicity, and reverence of another era through performances by Ralph Stanley, Gillian Welch, Norman Blake, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, John Hartford, Chris Thomas King, the Fairfield Four, the Whites, the Cox Family, and others, along with a field recording of a chain gang ("Po Lazarus" by James Carter & the Prisoners), Harry McClintock`s 1928 hobo fantasy "Big Rock Candy Mountain," and the Stanley Brothers classic "Angel Band." Union Station takes on the musical identity of the three star characters onscreen, known as the Soggy Bottom Boys, and their stark, unvarnished renditions of "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" and "In the Jailhouse Now" are arresting. Ditto for Ralph Stanley, who raises the hairs on the back of the neck with his acapella mountain singing on "O Death," and the Fairfield Four on "Lonesome Valley." The emotional purity and grit of this soundtrack will take the buildup of the plaque of modern living and peel it right off.

Ralph Stanley - O Death

Bluegrass pioneer Dr. Ralph Stanley has been one of the guiding forces in traditional music since the early 20th century. Not only is he a fantastic force on the banjo but his high and lonesome sound of singing has been the definition of oldtime. Ralph is truly a link to the past I hope you enjoy this video of him performing the classic "O'Death" which he made famous in the film "O'Brother Where Art Thou".

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Mercury
Color Black