Anyone who saw the movie ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ will not only remember a great piece of film making but also the brilliant soundtrack that complimented it.
The soundtrack from the movie went on to become one of the top ten best selling soundtracks of all time, the number one selling soundtrack and the seventeenth biggest album of the twenty first century with more than nine million copies being sold.
It was also Grammy Album Of The Year for 2001.
Later the month Universal will celebrate this tenth anniversary with an expanded two CD set, ‘O Brother Where Art Thou- Deluxe Edition’ containing tracks not previously issued.
Artists featured include Alson Krauss, Gillian Welch, EmmyLou Harris, The Soggy Bottom Boys, The Whites, The Cox Family, Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley and a whole host more.
Along with the Album Of The Year honour when originally released the album also won Grammys for the track ‘I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow’ performed by Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen, and Pat Enright, and ‘O Death’ performed by Dr Ralph Stanley.
The original release brought bluegrass and roots music to a wider audience and on this Deluxe edition the first disc is complimented by a fourteen track bonus disc.
Twelve of these newly released songs were recorded during the original sessions but were not featured in the final cut of the movie.
If you loved the music featured in the movie then you’ll enjoy the expanded version and perhaps ponder as to why this second collection didn’t make it to the big screen.
It’s down home bluegrass at it’s very best.
O Brother Where Art Thou-Deluxe Edition Various Artists Universal Records