What a great treat! This is just like the show itself: comes out of nowhere, takes you for a wild ride and leaves you just grinning stupidly. An exhilarating compilation of blues, country, old Americana, a capella singing, atmospheric instrumental pieces, plus snippets of dialogue, including the Words of Wisdom from Al "Swedgin", surely the greatest and most complex villain to appear on our TV screens in ages. His little speech about "what life is" is just the thing you need when life gets you down- its uplifting effect is only compared to that of the pot of stew scene in Clint Eastwood's "Joe Kidd." Calamity Jane singing and cursing through "Row row row your boat" is another great moment.
My only tiny little complaint is that some excellent pieces are way too short- the title music, for example, but then there's no arguing with this soundtrack's flow. If you look at the song titles- some of which you may know, like The Circle by June Carter Cash, it may seem like a strange motley group, but the whole thing works like a snake charm- I find that every time I play the first track, I end up listening to the whole CD again and again.
Now, this is not for the faint hearted- if you don't like cuss words, look elsewhere. I don't quite get the complaints about the swearing on the show- this surely comes from the people who thought that the brutal and realistic rape scene in the Sopranos was "too unpleasant"- but hey, just be warned that this is not Nickleodeon TV.
Welcome to Deadwood!