O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Music From A Film By Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) on 2LP
It has been over a decade and a half since one of the most unlikely success stories in music history occurred. That being the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers' critically acclaimed 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney which single handedly rocketed bluegrass, roots and even Americana music from the 20th Century into the new millennium.
Produced by 12-time Grammy Award and Academy Award-winner T Bone Burnett, the original O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack shot to No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Country charts and became a bona fide musical phenomenon, despite scant radio airplay. Most of the scenes in the film are set to powerful period songs which move the story along and give the movie its wonderful authentic feel.
Featuring musical contributions from the likes of Ralph Stanley, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Gillian Welch, along with Album of the Year honors, the album won Grammys for "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" performed by Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen and Pat Enright, and "O Death" by the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack stands as one of the 10 top-selling soundtracks of all time and the 17th biggest album of the 21st Century, with more than nine million albums sold.