14 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers famously teamed up for the soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Now they celebrate early-‘60s folk music in Greenwich Village with a biopic loosely based on folk hero Dave Van Ronk, who was overshadowed by famous friends like Bob Dylan. Filled with traditional tunes from the era as well as new original material, this hootenanny of folk, blues, and bluegrass prominently features Oscar Isaac in the title role (yes, that’s his voice and guitar), as well as Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, The Punch Brothers, and others. Notable exceptions are vintage Dylan himself on “Farewell” and Van Ronk on the closing version of “Green, Green Rocky Road.” Fans will no doubt want to hear an unplugged Timberlake (who has a role in the movie), but he’s singing amongst other singers. Isaac, on the other hand, can be heard alone several times, convincingly singing and playing arrangements he and Burnett worked on. While the Coen brothers' movies aren’t necessarily based in reality, the music here faithfully follows the original template.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers famously teamed up for the soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Now they celebrate early-‘60s folk music in Greenwich Village with a biopic loosely based on folk hero Dave Van Ronk, who was overshadowed by famous friends like Bob Dylan. Filled with traditional tunes from the era as well as new original material, this hootenanny of folk, blues, and bluegrass prominently features Oscar Isaac in the title role (yes, that’s his voice and guitar), as well as Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, The Punch Brothers, and others. Notable exceptions are vintage Dylan himself on “Farewell” and Van Ronk on the closing version of “Green, Green Rocky Road.” Fans will no doubt want to hear an unplugged Timberlake (who has a role in the movie), but he’s singing amongst other singers. Isaac, on the other hand, can be heard alone several times, convincingly singing and playing arrangements he and Burnett worked on. While the Coen brothers' movies aren’t necessarily based in reality, the music here faithfully follows the original template.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
592 Ratings

592 Ratings

n2damystk ,

Soundtrack to documentary coming soon!

In response to the first few reviews. I watched the same documentary and was truly in awe. This is the soundtrack for the movie, period. I researched and found out that they are making an album that is from that documentary. It is due out in late January or February. Just thought you all would like to know.

Glyrob ,

Good album

If you have not been able to see the Showtime concert that has really great musicians and sound, it will be released as a 35 track recording sometime in 2014. Absolutely worth waiting for to purchase that album when it comes out.

Abbie Shull ,

Amazing!

This album is excellent, however it should be made clear that before this movie Oscar Issac was on broadway. He's not just 'convincingly singing' he's a pro.

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