Cold Mountain (soundtrack)

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Cold Mountain
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released December 16, 2003
Genre Country/Folk
Label Sony Music
Producer T Bone Burnett

Cold Mountain is the original soundtrack of the 2003 film Cold Mountain starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger. Musician Jack White, who performed five songs on the soundtrack, also had a role in the movie, where he acted and sang as the character Georgia. The soundtrack was produced by T Bone Burnett.

The album won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year in 2003. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The songs "Scarlet Tide", written by T-Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello, and "You Will Be My Ain True Love", written by Sting, were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in the same year. In 2005 both songs were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Songs from the soundtrack were showcased at a special live concert performed around the time of the film's release. Titled "The Words and Music of Cold Mountain - Royce Hall Special," the entire concert was videotaped and is available as an extra feature on the Cold Mountain DVD set. Performers included Jack White, Sting, Alison Krauss, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Anthony Minghella, T-Bone Burnett, and the Sacred Harp singers.

In the wake of the success of this album, Back Roads to Cold Mountain, a collection of Appalachian Folk songs compiled by ethnomusicologist John Cohen, was released in 2004.

Production[edit]

Burnett worked for over a year on the soundtrack.[1] Jack White, Sting, and Elvis Costello were commissioned to write tunes for the album. Musician and scholar Tim Eriksen served as consultant for the Sacred Harp portion of the film, and provided the singing voice for the character Stobrod.

Track listing[edit]

From the soundtrack of The Cold Mountain. It was performed by Jack White for the film, in which he played the character Georgia

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  1. "Wayfaring Stranger" - performed by Jack White – 4:25
  2. "Like A Songbird That Has Fallen" - Reeltime Travelers – 3:13
  3. "I Wish My Baby Was Born" - Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus and Tim O'Brien – 3:09
  4. "Scarlet Tide" - Alison Krauss – 2:59
  5. "The Cuckoo" - Tim Eriksen and Riley Baugus – 1:39
  6. "Sittin' on Top of the World" — performed by Jack White (Walter Vinson, Sam Chatmon) – 3:48
  7. "Am I Born To Die?" - Tim Eriksen – 2:32
  8. "You Will Be My Ain True Love" (composed by Sting) - Alison Krauss – 2:31
  9. "I'm Going Home" - Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church – 2:18
  10. "Never Far Away" - performed by Jack White – 3:40
  11. "Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over" - Jack White – 3:16
  12. "Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle" - Stuart Duncan and Dirk Powell – 3:11
  13. "Lady Margaret" - Cassie Franklin – 3:02
  14. "Great High Mountain" - Jack White – 4:33
  15. "Anthem" - Gabriel Yared – 3:24
  16. "Ada Plays" - Gabriel Yared – 3:18
  17. "Ada And Inman" - Gabriel Yared – 5:03
  18. "Love Theme" - Gabriel Yared – 3:40
  19. "Idumea" (1763 Methodist hymn, lyrics by Charles Wesley) - Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church – 3:18

Personnel (listed alphabetically)[edit]

  • Paul Ackling – Production Coordination
  • Heidi Andrade – Group Member
  • Roy Andrade – Group Member
  • Riley Baugus – Harmony Vocals
  • John Bell – Orchestration
  • Norman Blake – Mandolin, Arranger
  • Susan Bohling – Cor Anglais
  • Fernand Bos – Music Editor
  • Phil Bray – Photography
  • Nick Bucknall – Clarinet
  • Henry Burnett – Arranger
  • T Bone Burnett – Producer
  • Chad Carlson – Assistant Engineer
  • Simon Chamberlain – Piano
  • Keith Ciancia – Piano
  • John Cohen – Voices, Music Consultant
  • Dennis Crouch – Bass
  • Nancy Donald – Art Direction
  • Stuart Duncan – Fiddle, Violin
  • Tim Eriksen – Arranger, Harmony Vocals
  • Cassie Franklin – Harmony Vocals
  • Steve Genewick – Assistant Engineer
  • Brendan Gleeson – Harmony Vocals
  • David Gould – Assistant Engineer
  • Isobel Griffiths – Orchestra Contractor
  • David Hartley – Arranger
  • Roland Heap – Assistant Engineer
  • Emil Hellman – Assistant Engineer
  • Nick Ingman – Orchestration
  • Erick Jaskowiak – Assistant Engineer
  • Alan Jenkins – Editing
  • Alison Krauss – Engineer
  • Michael Lau Robles – Design
  • Rachel Levy – Soundtrack Coordination
  • Gavin Lurssen – Mastering
  • Mary Maurer – Art Direction
  • Jill Meyers – Music Consultant
  • Anthony Minghella – Arranger, Score Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer
  • Stephane Moucha – Transcription
  • Sydney Negley – Production Coordination
  • Bob Neuwirth – Associate Music Producer
  • Sam Okell – Assistant Engineer
  • Simon Osborne – Engineer
  • Charles Paakkari – Assistant Engineer
  • Mike Piersante – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dirk Powell – Banjo, Arranger
  • Harry Rabinowitz – Conductor
  • John Richards – Engineer, Mixing
  • Martha Scanlan – Group Member
  • David Schnaufer – Dulcimer
  • Ivy Skoff – Production Coordination
  • Thomas Sneed – Group Member
  • Randy Spendlove – Executive in Charge of Music
  • Ralph Stanley – Arranger
  • Sting – Arranger, Harmony
  • David Theodore – Oboe
  • Martin Tillman – Cello
  • Kevin Townend – Orchestration
  • Patrick Warren – Harmonium
  • Albert Watson – Photography
  • Kirsty Whalley – Editing
  • Cheryl White – Harmony
  • Jack White – Guitar, Arranger
  • Sandy Wilbur – Musicologist
  • Rolf Wilson – Violin
  • Gabriel Yared – Piano, Orchestration, Score Producer
Awards
Preceded by
The Hours
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
2003
Succeeded by
Diarios de motocicleta
(The Motorcycle Diaries)
Preceded by
Frida
World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack
2004
Succeeded by
War of the Worlds

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stark, Phyllis (2003-04-05), "DMZ Ramps Up With A Diverse Release schedule". Billboard. 115 (14):34