Various Artists – Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack Recording

The soundtrack to an Ethan and Joel Coen film is always an interesting thing. This one is in support of the film about a couple days in the life of a struggling folk singer in the 1960s. It features music by T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, and Bob Dylan. Lead actor Oscar Isaac sings many of the songs himself with some help from co-stars Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake. The two Coen brothers along with Mumford produced the 14 track album. While this is not one of their better soundtracks (at least not up to the standard of O Brother Where Art Thou) it does feature some great moments. An old traditional roots songs “The Auld Triangle” sung by an ensemble including Mumford, Timberlake and Gabe Witcher is fantastic. Recorded during the era of The Times They Are A’Changin, you also get a previously unreleased version of “Farewell” by Bob Dylan. Isaac, who I did not know could sing, does a good job.

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