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Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

New West Records
January 19, 2010

“This soundtrack is a remarkable accomplishment—for Burnett, as further evidence of his striking abilities as a songwriter; for Bingham, as the fiery new head honcho in Americana today; and for Bridges, who proves that he’s not the Dude—he’s a country singer.” – PopMatters

“The actor dominates this soundtrack, not just in the number of tracks he sings but in the quality of his husky burr.” – Rolling Stone

Four-time Academy Award® nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is 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. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhall), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. 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.

Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes 16 songs from the film. A deluxe edition of the soundtrack featuring all 23 songs from the film, sequenced in their running order, is also available. The soundtrack was co-produced by 10-time Grammy® Award winner T Bone Burnett. Burnett, who co-produced the soundtrack with guitarist/songwriter Stephen Bruton, earned past Grammy Awards for his work on the 8-times Platinum release, O Brother Where Art Thou? and Platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line.

The film is dedicated to Bruton, a lifelong friend of Burnett who passed away in 2009. In a long and distinguished career, Bruton excelled as a musician, songwriter and producer. He played guitar with Kris Kristofferson since the early 70s, had songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash among others, and released five records as a solo artist, the last three for New West. Just before passing, Bruton was working on Crazy Heart both musically and in a consultation role for Bridges. Bruton was able to see the completion of the project before his death.

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