Cold Mountain (soundtrack)

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Cold Mountain
ColdMountainSoundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various
Released December 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
Genre Americana, folk
Length 62:59
Label DMZ/Columbia
Producer T Bone Burnett

Cold Mountain is the soundtrack for the Civil War film Cold Mountain (2003) starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger. The album was nominated for two Grammy Awards and was produced by T Bone Burnett. Two songs were nominated for Academy Awards: "You Will Be My Ain True Love", written by Sting, and "The Scarlet Tide", written by Burnett and Elvis Costello. Both songs were sung by Alison Krauss.

The music on the soundtrack consists of Americana, Appalachian music, roots music, and old country music to accompany the era of the movie. Jack White, of the rock band the White Stripes, performs five songs and appears as a troubadour in the movie.[1]

The song "Idumea" is an example of Sacred Harp music, also known as shape note because the notes printed on the sheet music bear shapes, such as squares and triangles, to show changes in pitch.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Production[edit]

Burnett worked for over a year on the soundtrack.[6] 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Wayfaring Stranger"   Traditional Jack White 4:25
2. "Like a Songbird That Has Fallen"   T Bone Burnett Reeltime Travelers 3:13
3. "I Wish My Baby Was Born"   Traditional Riley Baugus/Tim Eriksen/Tim O'Brien 3:09
4. "The Scarlet Tide"   Burnett/Elvis Costello Alison Krauss 2:59
5. "The Cuckoo"   Traditional Baugus/Eriksen 1:39
6. "Sitting on Top of the World"   Lonnie Chatmon/Walter Vinson White 3:48
7. "Am I Born to Die?"   Traditional Eriksen 2:32
8. "You Will Be My Ain True Love"   Sting Krauss 2:31
9. "I'm Going Home"   Traditional   2:18
10. "Never Far Away"   White White 3:40
11. "Chistmas Time Will Soon Be Over"   Traditional/White White 3:16
12. "Ruby With the Eyes That Sparkle"   Traditional Stuart Duncan/Dirk Powell 3:11
13. "Lady Margret"   Traditional Cassie Franklin 3:02
14. "Great High Mountain"   Traditional White 4:33
15. "Anthem"   Gabriel Yared Yared 3:24
16. "Ada Plays"   Yared Yared 3:18
17. "Ada and Inman"   Yared Yared 5:03
18. "Love Theme"   Yared Yared 3:40
19. "Idumea"   Traditional/Charles Wesley Sacred Harp Singers 3:18
Total length: 62:59[7]

Personnel[edit]

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. ^ Monger, Jams Christopher. "Cold Mountain Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, Randy (23 December 2003). "For a Timeless Song Style, A Chance at the Big Time". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Film in 2004 | BAFTA Awards". BAFTA. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "2004 World Soundtrack Awards". ASCAP. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Songwriters Hall of Fame - Sting Awards". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Stark, Phyllis (2003-04-05), "DMZ Ramps Up With A Diverse Release schedule". Billboard. 115 (14):34
  7. ^ "Cold Mountain". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Cold Mountain Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December 2016.