Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
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The haunting soundtrack to author Stephen King’s supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County collects songs written by famed heartland rocker John Mellencamp, featuring rural melodies with twangy guitars and fiddles. The performers include a who’s who of luminaries such as Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, and Sheryl Crow, and the whole package was produced by award-winning roots-rock mastermind T-Bone Burnett (whose curatory talent includes the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Big Lebowski). The soundtrack also incorporates spoken dialogue from the production, evoking the spooky atmosphere of an old-time radio drama.
Pretty good but not as good as the musical...
I really wish they would have gotten the musical cast to do the album... while I love Sheryl Crow and many of the other artists on the album, they just don't have the same gritty, sexy, tortured feel that the musical cast had. I still enjoy the songs, but I would have loved those Southern drawls to come through in the music, amongst other things.
Well, its different than most plays.
And its very interesting....
Theo and Weird Henry
John wrote a song entitled Theo and Weird Henry from his Big Daddy album. Very similar premise. This project has been going on for years. Music is good,story seems like it's lacking.