Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording)
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||Hang Me, Oh Hang Me||Oscar Isaac||3:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)||Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford||3:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Last Thing on My Mind (with Punch Brothers)||Stark Sands||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Five Hundred Miles||Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Please Mr. Kennedy||Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac & Adam Driver||1:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Green, Green Rocky Road||Oscar Isaac||3:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Death of Queen Jane||Oscar Isaac||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Roving Gambler (with John Cohen)||The Down Hill Strugglers||3:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Shoals of Herring (with Punch Brothers)||Oscar Isaac||1:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Auld Triangle||Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake & Gabe Witcher||2:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Storms Are on the Ocean||Nancy Blake||3:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)||Oscar Isaac||2:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Farewell (Studio Version)||Bob Dylan||2:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Green, Green Rocky Road||Dave Van Ronk||3:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
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.
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.
Perfect evocation of a great era in music...
I had the pleasure of attending an advance screening of this latest Coen Bros. masterwork in the SF Bay Area, after which T-Bone Burnett, Joel Coen and Oscar Issac did a Q&A. Mr. Burnett fielded a questions about the selection process for the songs; I wish I could, by rote memory, share his notes here, though I know I’d fail to capture the man’s passion for music, wisdom and wry quiet wit. Mr. Burnett is an American master. Along with two others, the brothers Coen, he has produced 14 tracks perfectly evoking the zeitgeist of that era when folk & protest songs voiced a generation’s outrage and collective yearning. I commend all involved, and salute Oscar Issac and all the performers for braving the rigors of singing live tracks on set.
I urge you to see the film *before* you listen to the tracks as each one underscores, advances and/or foils the Homeric journey across the winter of Llewyn Davis’s discontent. In a real sense, I feel I’d have been given major spoilers had I heard this album before viewing the film. Not everyone will feel that way, but consider it, please.
Bravo and well done to a team of masters!
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.