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Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIMVarious Artists

Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack Recording


Nov 22, 2013 Various Artists Bookmark and Share

Inside Lleywn Davis, the latest film by the Coen brothers, is set in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. It has already scooped awards at the Cannes Film Festival and with T-Bone Burnett producing the soundtrack as well as a selection of A-list guests, this record is likely to have a similar impact.

The list is impressive. Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake, The Punch Brothers, and an exclusive, never before released track by Bob Dylanprobably the artist most synonymous with the time periodall feature and the result is predictably a smorgasbord of folk history.

Burnett’s soundtrack for the Coen brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou? was lauded for transporting the listener into another era, and this is no different. From the traditional folk cover of “The Last Thing on My Mind” (originally by Tom Paxton) sung by actor Stark Sands to the anti-war political charge of “Please Mr Kennedy,” featuring Timberlake, it rarely fails to capture the mood.

The Dylan song, “Farewell,” will be a treat for fans of the man who emerged as the sound of Greenwich Village, but it is the newer arrangements and Burnett’s ear for what makes a great soundtrack that is most rewarding here. (

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May 29th 2019

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