Buy it

Posted by · 7:25 pm · January 19th, 2010

Cover of the Crazy Heart motion picture soundtrackThe “Crazy Heart” deluxe edition soundtrack hit stores today along with a streamlined, standard version, and it’s a must own if you like the movie or this kind of music.  There are little treasures sprinkled throughout that you get for a couple extra bucks, like a modified instrumental version of “Somebody Else” from Stephen Bruton, the killer “Joy” from Lucinda Williams, some lovely accompanying tracks from George Jones, Kitty Wells, The Delmore Brothers and Lydia Mendoza.  Oh yeah, and Thomas Canning’s piano riff from the film.

I’ve been listening to Waylon Jenning’s “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” for a few weeks now, but I’m all over this.  In case you missed it last week, Ryan Bingham recently performed “The Weary Kind” on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Last year when I walked out of “Slumdog Millionaire,” one of the first things I asked was if the soundtrack was going to be released, because it was fantastic.  This after “Juno” had already covered similar terrain a year earlier.  “Crazy Heart” was obviously a no-brainer on that front, so the studio should have another hit on its hands (thanks especially to T Bone Burnett, of course, for putting it all together).  Someone give that music division a raise.

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  • 1 1-19-2010 at 8:27 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Loved this soundtrack. “Fallin’ & Flyin” was a big standout for me.

  • 2 1-19-2010 at 9:06 pm

    James D. said...

    Wow, Quentin just flat-out ruined his movie.

  • 3 1-19-2010 at 9:27 pm

    Adam said...

    Are you on Fox Searchlight’s payroll or are you dating Scott Cooper?

  • 4 1-19-2010 at 9:38 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Nope, I just love a movie. The last I heard from you, you were telling me predicting The Hangover to win the Globe was “crazy.”

  • 5 1-19-2010 at 9:39 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    James: ?

  • 6 1-19-2010 at 9:43 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Oh, I get it, I guess you’re watching Conan on the east coast.

  • 7 1-19-2010 at 9:57 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Yeah I saw it too and was quite shocked when Quentin mentioned that. I guess he doesn’t realize there are people are out there who haven’t seen the movie yet!

  • 8 1-19-2010 at 10:20 pm

    Adam said...

    1/100. Your average is improving, Kristopher.

  • 9 1-19-2010 at 10:21 pm

    Ben said...

    Crazy Heart is to Kris this year what Mickey Rourke was last year :).

  • 10 1-19-2010 at 10:28 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Adam: You haven’t been paying attention. It’s cool. And I’m sure you’ll add something constructive to the conversation one of these days. I have faith in you.

  • 11 1-19-2010 at 10:32 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    I haven’t seen the film yet, and I’m not sure I want to (I wasn’t even hot on it when it released 26 years ago and was called “Tender Mercies”), but I have really liked the songs released so far.

    And this from a non-country fan.

  • 12 1-19-2010 at 10:33 pm

    James D. said...

    Yeah Kris, east coast. I just thought, since you are promoting the DVD to primarily people who have not seen it, one of the film’s major plot twists wouldn’t be revealed like that. So strange.

  • 13 1-19-2010 at 10:42 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I didn’t even think about it at the time, but you’re totally right.

  • 14 1-20-2010 at 1:14 am

    BurmaShave said...

    Shit, well I’ll be back Sunday after I can finally see CRAZy HEART.

  • 15 1-20-2010 at 6:11 am

    One Movie, Five Views said...

    We reviewed Crazy Heart last week, and it was a great little film. The soundtrack was amazing, I’m actually listening to it right now. Hopefully Jeff Bridges gets the Oscar.

  • 16 1-20-2010 at 8:00 am

    Q-Mann said...

    Hey Kris, if I may go off topic for a moment…..when is your Best Shots of 2009 piece coming?

  • 17 1-20-2010 at 9:19 am

    Zan said...

    Saw this film yesterday. Bridges’ performance was one for the ages, and Gyllenhaal had a considerable emotional range; she was phenomenal.

    And like Robert Hamer, I’m an avowed opponent of country music, but “Fallin’ & Flyin'” and the rest of the soundtrack are so catchy that it’s hard not to be mesmerized. I really hope it wins a couple of Oscars.

  • 18 1-20-2010 at 9:37 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Agggggh! Did no one see this?? I’m glad people are excited but I’m getting asked, like, four times a day. It’ll come.

  • 19 1-20-2010 at 10:53 am

    The Z said...

    “Crazy Heart” is this generation’s “Tender Mercies,” right? At least that’s the vibe I’m getting from it and some of the stuff I’ve read about it.

    I’m not saying that as a knock, but rather just looking at the film and how it sits within Oscar history.

  • 20 1-23-2010 at 6:42 am

    Q-Mann said...

    Ha, wow. Totally missed that message. You’ve spoiled us sir. We’re chomping at the bit.