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Cold Mountain

Gabriel Yared Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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1. Wayfaring Stranger - Jack White
2. Like A Songbird That Has Fallen - Reeltime Travelers
3. I Wish My Baby Was Born - Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus & Tim O'Brien
4. The Scarlet Tide - Alison Krauss
5. The Cuckoo - Tim Eriksen & Riley Baugus
6. Sittin' On Top Of The World - Jack White
7. Am I Born To Die? - Tim Eriksen
8. You Will Be My Ain True Love - Alison Krauss
9. I'm Going Home - Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church
10. Never Far Away - Jack White
11. Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over - Jack White
12. Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle - Stuart Duncan & Dirk Powell
13. Lady Margret - Cassie Franklin
14. Great High Mountain - Jack White
15. Anthem - Gabriel Yared
16. Ada Plays - Gabriel Yared
17. Ada And Inman - Gabriel Yared
18. Love Theme - Gabriel Yared
19. Idumea - Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church
20. Idumea - Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church

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Director Anthony Minghella's take on Charles Frazier's bestselling novel is powered by wistful romanticism and a dramatic structure that's been compared to Homer's Odyssey. That latter creative tack parallels the Coens' O Brother, Where Art Thou in crucial ways, and is further enhanced by another T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack of Appalachian-inflected folk traditionals, sympathetic originals by diverse songwriters ( Elvis Costello and Sting), and a core of gritty performances (the White Stripe's Jack White and Alison Krauss) that rise above mere star appeal. White shows his traditional blues jones is no mere affectation on "Wayfaring Stranger" and a cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Sittin' On Top of the World," then makes a rewarding turn into the wistfully romantic with his original "Never Far Away." Krauss gives a haunting performance of Costello's "The Scarlet Tide," but doesn't fare as well with Sting's plaintive, Celtic-tinged "You Will Be My True Love." The soundtrack's evocative sense of time and place is further underscored by traditionals performed by a slate of other bluegrass/country-folk heavyweights and a powerful pair of gospelized, almost ethereal performances by the Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church. A few of Gabriel Yared's gentle orchestral cues (crucial to the film's characters and dramatic continuity) are essentially tacked on as the coda to the remaining collection of earthy Americana. Dark, dusty, and ever bittersweet, Burnett's musical archaeology here is something considerably more than merely "O Brother Redux." --Jerry McCulley

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Transports you back to Cold Mountain... Feb. 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Cold Mountain", an extraordinary piece of art in its own right, is greatly improved by its soundtrack. This wonderful soundtrack really creates the atmosphere of the South during the Civil War era. Fans of the accomplished Gabriel Yared (The English Patient, Message in a Bottle, Sylvia) will want to pick this one up as he composes the score. Numerous songs are provided by Jack White, Oscar-nominee Alison Krauss (who sings my favorite songs on the album), Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus, and more. Though I must warn you, this soundtrack is definitely not for everyone. Some of the songs work well with the film (11. Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over - Jack White), but definitely not on their own. In addition, many songs on here are bluegrass, country, and folk; genres that are often parodied and ridiculed by mainstream music fans. However, if you enjoyed any of the music in the film, this is the CD for you. Unlike many other soundtracks which shall remain nameless, every single piece of music in the film is included on the soundtrack in its full and complete form.
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4.) The Scarlet Tide - Alison Krauss
8.) You Will Be My Ain True Love - Alison Krauss
14. Great High Mountain - Jack White
15.-18.) All of Gabriel Yard's score
19.) Idumea - Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cold Mountain Soundtrack Dec 16 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As soundtracks go, the Cold Mountain soundtrack did a pretty good job of encompassing the music that's in the film while making it good to listen to as a CD. Not all soundtracks can say that.
I think that, in part, this comes from the strength of the old tunes that were used for this CD. Even in their watered-down, once-or-twice removed versions (i.e., except for the Sacred Harp songs, they are not being sung by people who have grown up with them and lived with them their whole lives, but by performers who sing them on stage), they shine through. I'm not a fan of Jack White's singing voice, but even he can't wreck "Wayfaring Stranger or "Great High Mountain."
Actually, most of White's songs were pretty good except for one he wrote himself: "Never Far Away." This was a truly mediocre song, sung in a very mediocre way, and the 3-note accompaniment to it reminded me of "Three Blind Mice." This song should have been left off of the album.
I enjoyed all of the other songs, especially those sung by Tim Eriksen and Cassie Franklin. "If fine lead crystal could sing, it would sound like Cassie Franklin," said someone who is familiar with her singing. I think this is a fine and accurate description of her voice. Tim Eriksen has a wonderful voice too, in my opinion, and I liked his rendition of "Am I born to die?" which also happens to be the tune, unharmonized, of "Idumea" which is featured last on the album.
Allison Kraus sounded far too tentative to my ears; I've heard her sing much more confidently on other albums and in person. I do wish that she had sung out more, so that her lovely voice would shine forth. It didn't on this album. Still, I liked her songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it July 19 2004
By Diana
Format:Audio CD
I loved this album--it was everything I expected it to be. The old songs were especially good. I knew when I saw the movie that I wanted to buy the album. It reminds me a lot of the 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' soundtrack. I think if you like that, you'll like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Haunting July 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
It appears that most, if not all, of the poor rated reviews are from users in Illinois. I too am from Illinois, but find the opposite. This soundtrack is riveting and very overwhelming. The style of music here is a step back into time using raw and untrained bluegrass. Many people interpret this as a failed attempt at a bluegrass soundtrack, but keep in mind that bluegrass does have many roots spread across the east, through the south and into the midwestern area giving different sounds to bluegrass.
If you enjoyed the movie, you will certainly enjoy the soundtrack!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Traditional - not all bluegrass June 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
There is not a better version of Wayfaring Stranger than the one sung here on this soundtrack by Jack White. It's so good that when I played it for my rock and roll son (16 years old), he flipped over it, then played it for his friends (who also loved it), and it became a sort of underground hit for many at his high school. Jack sings it so pure and so simple that I have to believe that this is what it probably sounded like in its original form in the 19th century.
But wait - that's not all! I Wish My Baby Was Born - another 19th century gem - is sung with such emotion that it will tear your heart out.
Then there is Cassie Franklin singing (yet again from the 19th century) Lady Margaret, another heartfelt and sorrowful song, this time sung in accapella.
Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle is an upbeat instrumental that's filled with bluegrass at its finest, as is The Cuckoo.
The other traditional tunes with Jack White, along with the more contemporary offerings featuring the Reeltime Travelers and Alison Krauss are all top notch. The Gabriel Yared numbers are the only real downfall of this disc, hence the four stars instead of five. Then again, it IS a soundtrack.
This collection does not claim to be bluegrass, or even country, as other reviewers feel it does. I don't even call it 'roots.' It's traditional music done in a traditional style, and is a fine collection of something one doesn't hear on the radio.
I had the pleasure of attending the Cold Mountain concert this past spring in Detroit (where Jack White made a special guest appearance - yes, he did an awesome job on Wayfaring Stranger!), and virtually all the above artists named (except Yared) performed there and helped create a truly magical night of traditional music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and Evocative
The mark of a great soundtrack is one that doesn't need the visual associations of the film to stand up as good music, and this one fits the bill. Read more
Published on June 8 2004 by B. Niedt
5.0 out of 5 stars Another T Bone Classic
Though not as good as the O Brother soundtrack, this CD is another classic. Alison Krauss will give you goose bumps on Scarlett Tide and Jack White will impress you with his... Read more
Published on May 20 2004 by Jason Homorody
4.0 out of 5 stars honestly bought because of jack white
but got more than I expected, this is a good soundtrack to listen to when just relaxing or when you really want to pay attention to the lyrics. Read more
Published on April 30 2004 by Mark McLaughlin
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect a Coen brothers soundtrack
Despite the impressive lineup of musicians, this album does not fully capture the spirit of the music. Read more
Published on April 23 2004 by Smitty Clemens
5.0 out of 5 stars Cold Mountain!
What a great soundtrack. This is such a great CD. Maybe not for Rock n Roll fans, and definately not for R & B lovers but if you are a fan of Bluegrass and other different kinds... Read more
Published on April 20 2004 by Ryne Williams
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull and somewhat offensive
Having been born a first generation Yankee with Southern roots, I of course was raised listening to the music of Bill Monroe and Earl and Scruggs. Read more
Published on April 9 2004 by S. Mack
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensitive, Heart-warming, Soul-searching Music
Playing this CD helps me recall the heart warming, sensitive and powerful scenes from the film and book, both of which left a huge impact on my psyche. Read more
Published on March 26 2004 by Erika Borsos
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning CD
This is a wonderful compilation of Bluegrass music. Anyone interested in that kind of music and anyone who likes the movie or lives nearby the actual site of the movie MUST buy... Read more
Published on March 16 2004 by Christoph Gassenschmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Soundtrack of the Year
The songs on this CD are just awe-inspiring. Allison Krauss has such a beautiful voice and brings depth to the tunes. Read more
Published on March 4 2004 by Donna Grayson
5.0 out of 5 stars Throughly enjoyable music
The music on this CD will be immensly enjoyed, if you like Blue Grass, Southern/Celtic songs, if you liked the movie, or if you're a Civil War buff. Read more
Published on March 1 2004 by Lamont G. Sible Jr.
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