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Down From The Mountain Live Compilation, Live
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Country music reclaimed its traditional soul with the chart-topping triumph of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Down From The Mountain, the concert sequel, recorded (and filmed) at Nashville's venerable Ryman Auditorium, reunites Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss and Union Station and other O Brother standouts. With little duplication, the selection extends the film's revival of acoustic spirituals and Appalachian balladry, though the performances and pacing of the concert aren't quite as consistently compelling as the studio soundtrack. Among the highlights is a pair of originals by Welch and David Rawlings, the bluesy "Dear Someone" and the Everlyesque "I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll". Where O Brother interspersed archival recordings among the contemporary artistry, the concert finds Nashville gospel's Fairfield Four harmonising on the chain-gang chant of "Po' Lazarus", while the late John Hartford (in one of his final performances) renews the deadpan whimsy of "Big Rock Candy Mountain". --Don McLeese
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DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN is the companion to the hugely popular soundtrack. Recorded live in Nashville in May, 2000, the album features several of the songs made popular by O BROTHER, as well as many songs recorded by the artists from the soundtrack. While it lacks the variety of the first CD, DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN sports several songs that make it a fine album to own, regardless of whether they were on the O BROTHER album or not. Standouts include the Cox Family's "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown," Emmylou Harris's "Green Pastures," Gillian Welch's "I Want To Sing That Rock and Roll," and the Whites' "Sandy Land." DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN closes with Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss's duet of "I'll Fly Away." One of the album's best and most bittersweet moments is the late John Hartford's performance of "Big Rock Candy Mountain." Hartford died at age sixty three just a year after the recording was made.
While it isn't as long or enjoyable as the O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU soundtrack, DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN is an excellent companion to its prequel. If you enjoyed the soundtrack, you will love this album. Hopefully, DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN, which has already appeared on the country album charts, will do its share in the quest to repopularize bluegrass and traditional country music.
Ok , here is my one gripe ! Jerry Douglas should have had more stage time , but then as far as Jerry is concerned I am opinionated . By the way , lovers of Resonator Guitar should check out a cd entitled " The Great Dobro Sessions " featuring most of Americas great resonator players .
"Down from the Mountain," and it's difficult to pin down what exactly made them
so popular - and so good. But I think it really comes down to two things:
First, variety. "O Brother" and "Down from the Mountain" cover almost every
branch and tributary of early American music (besides jazz). In contrast to many of
the "O Brother" copycats, the selections aren't just country, and they aren't just
bluegrass. Instead, they run the early American gamut from folk, to bluegrass, to
country, to gospel, to blues.
Second, modern production values. Most of the "original" versions of these songs
were recorded by semi-professional musicians on primitive recording equipment.
As a result, they don't generally have the clarity, warmth, and richness of these
But, whatever the reason, "O Brother" and "Down from the Mountain" will remain
a treasured part of my collection. Every American should hear these masterpieces.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a cool movie no doubt.
I would have rated it higher -- had I not known that some artists in the movie have never been paid for their performance in it -- hundred of... Read more
I never thought I was a fan of this kind of music till the "Oh Brother" movie, but this "Down from the Mountain" performance has added to my new love. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003
I purchased this C.D. after "Oh Brother..." spent the whole week of my vacation in the C.D. player of my car. Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by A. Lewis
I want a Refund! I have been a Bluegrass fan for 50 years but this DVD is a sad representation of what was advertised. Read morePublished on March 14 2003
I bought this album along with O Brother Where Art Thou and in my opinion it's music far exceeds the former. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2003 by Charlie Andrews
"If you liked O Brother..." (even if you didn't - "Brother" seems to me the worst of the discs spawned from the movie), you'll like this live set from some of... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2002 by Steven D. Miller
If you are already a bluegrass fan, you'll probably like this mixture of bluegrass and old-time music. Read morePublished on May 26 2002 by Terry Gold
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