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Label: New West (Record Label)
Album: Crazy Heart [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Hold on You
2)    Hello Trouble
3)    My Baby's Gone
4)    Somebody Else
5)    I Don't Know
6)    Fallin & Flyin'
7)    I Don't Know
8)    Once a Gambler
9)    Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
10)    Fallin' & Flyin'
11)    Gone, Gone, Gone
12)    If I Needed You
13)    Reflecting Light
14)    Live Forever
15)    Brand New Angel
16)    Weary Kind, The (Theme from Crazy Heart)
 

Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff
Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti
-hero Bad Blake, a broken-down, hard-living country music
singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years
on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. As
he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard
way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.

Jeff Bridges has been nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Actor
in a Leading Role’ - which follows his own Golden Globe win -
while co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal has been nominated for Best
Actress in a Supporting Role.

The ‘Crazy Heart’ Soundtrack produced by T-Bone Burnett (10X
Grammy Award Winner and Producer of the multi- platinum
soundtracks ‘Walk The Line’ and ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’)
includes original music performed by the film stars Jeff Bridges
and Colin Farrell, and Texas-bred troubadour Ryan Bingham, co-
writer (with Burnett) and performer of the standout closing
song “The Weary Kind” (The theme from Crazy Heart) which draws
upon Bad Blake’s emotional journey as an alcoholic seeking sobriety,
this track has also been nominated for the 'Best Original Song'
Oscar, having already won the equivalent Golden Globe Award.

• “The Wrestler for country music” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Tracks:
1. Hold On You – Jeff Bridges
2. Hello Trouble – Buck Owens
3. My Baby’s Gone – The Louvin Brothers
4. Somebody Else – Jeff Bridges
5. I Don’t Know – Ryan Bingham
6. Fallin’ & Flyin’ – Jeff Bridges
7. I Don’t Know – Jeff Bridges
8. Once A Gambler – Lightnin’ Hopkins
9. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way – Waylon Jennings
10. Fallin’ & Flyin’ – Collin Farrell & Jeff Bridges
11. Gone, Gone, Gone – Colin Farrell
12. If I Needed You – Townes Van Zandt
13. Reflecting Light – Sam Phillips
14. Live Forever – Robert Duvall
15. Brand New Angel – Jeff Bridges
16. The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart) – Ryan Bingham


Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixers: Jason Wormer; Mike Piersante.
  • Recording information: Electro Magnetic Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Stepbridge Studios, Santa Fe, NM; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Editor: Jason Wormer.
  • Photographer: Lorey Sebastian.
  • The soundtrack for Crazy Heart was produced by T Bone Burnett and contains 16 songs from the film starring Jeff Bridges. The movie is dedicated to Stephen Bruton, the legendary Texas musician, and a lifelong friend of Burnett's, wrote or co-wrote most of the original music performed by Bridges and Ryan Bingham. Bruton died from cancer shortly after finishing the project. While officially based on a book by Thomas Cobb, the film took just as much of its inspiration from the life of Bruton, who lived the life that Bridges' Bad Blake did for over three decades. Musically it's the performances by Bridges that are the most arresting here. He can deliver a rollicking honky tonk song ("Somebody Else"), a lost-on-the-highway-of-life road song ( the punchy blues rocker "Fallin and Flyin'"), a love song ("Hold on You"), or a weeper (the Greg Brown-penned "Brand New Angel") with the requisite amount of bravado and grit, and tenderness of a seasoned country artist. Bingham, a songwriter and relative newcomer, proves himself a worthy counterpart in his performances --especially on the film's theme song, "The Weary Kind." The soundtrack also gifts the listener with a worldweary a capella performance of Billy Joe Shaver's "Live Forever," by Robert Duvall, and a hardcore trucker anthem in "Gone Gone Gone," by Colin Farrell! There's also a killer duet version of "Fallin & Flyin'" by Farrell and Bridges. The rest of the set is filled out with cuts by Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, the Louvin Brothers, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Sam Phillips -- the female songwriter, not the Sun Records founder. The original tunes are played by a cast including Burnett, Bruton, Greg Leisz, Jay Bellerose, Buddy Miller, Dennis Crouch, Joel Guzman, Thomas Canning, and Patrick Warren. The catalog material is well-chosen and not obvious, adding much to the listening experience. [There is also a deluxe edition that contains seven more cuts by various other artists sequenced in the order they appeared in the film providing the full soundtrack.] ~ Thom Jurek

Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]leshed out with choice modern and vintage offerings from Lucinda Williams, Kitty Wells and Tejano pioneer Linda Mendoza."

Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "[R]elative newcomer Ryan Bingham is the soundtrack's real scene-stealer..."

Billboard (p.33) - "'Fallin' & Flyin' finds Bridges and Farrell joining forces for an effortlessly tuneful honky-tonk gem..."

Format:CD (0 Disc); Stereo
Country:USA
Other Information:NW6181
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:15 February, 2010

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