John C. Reilly Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on LP
In the 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, John C. Reilly starred as the larger-than-life legendary musician and songwriter Dewey Cox. But behind the music is the up-and-down- and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n' roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 step-kids, stars in his own 70s TV variety show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to - and then kicks - every drug known to man...but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman - longtime backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer).
From the comedic minds of Judd Apatow (Talladega Nights, Anchorman) and director Jake Kasdan, a new music legend in Dewey Cox was born and now the songs of Cox's fabled career are brought together on one album: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The soundtrack features a sampling of Cox's greatest hits, spanning over five decades of his musical history. Once Apatow and Kasdan had conceived the ideas for a lifetime's worth of songs, album producer Michael Andrews tapped some of America's top tunesmiths, including Van Dyke Parks, Dan Bern, Mike Viola, Charlie Wadhams, Antonio Ortiz, and Marshall Crenshaw, to write the new classics. All 15 songs are performed by the Academy Award- nominated actor John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox.
Featured on the soundtrack that every Cox hound must own are 14 of his original songs. Included are such tracks as "Walk Hard," the hit that made him a star, the sexually suggestive "Let's Duet," the twangy "Guilty as Charged," the emotional ballad "A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)," even the touching and poignant protest song, "Let Me Hold You (Little Man)." In addition to the Cox-penned classics, also included is the heart-wrenching lounge disco interpretation of David Bowie's "Starman."