South of Heaven, West of Hell (album)

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South of Heaven, West of Hell
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 2001
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
ProducerPete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
Tomorrow's Sounds Today
South of Heaven, West of Hell
Population Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

South of Heaven, West of Hell is country singer Dwight Yoakam's 12th studio album, and the first soundtrack album to the motion picture of the same name in which he both starred and directed. Yoakam portrays a lawman in the early 1900s in the "wild west" of the Arizona Territory. Half of the tracks in the album are country music tracks. The other tracks are short snippets of straight dialog scenes from the film itself. There are many well-known co-stars in the movie, including Peter Fonda, Bridget Fonda, Paul Reubens, Billy Bob Thornton, Warren Zevon and Vince Vaughn. This was also Yoakam's only album for Warner Bros. after leaving Reprise.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Words" (Dwight Yoakam) - 5:21
  2. "[Old Friend]" performed by Joe Unger - :51
  3. "Who at the Door Is Standing" [with Bekka Bramlett] (M.B.C. Slade, A.B. Everett) - 2:31
  4. "[Good Afternoon]" performed by Vince Vaughn and Yoakam - :30
  5. "Tears for Two" (Yoakam, Holly Lamar) - 3:23
  6. "[Ma'am]" performed by Audrey Lowe and Luke Askew - :41
  7. "The Darkest Hour" (Traditional) - 3:28
  8. "[When You Was Shot]" performed by Natalie Canerday and Otto Felix - :15
  9. "The First Thing Smokin'" (Yoakam, Billy Gibbons) - 3:40
  10. "[How Long Was It?]" performed by Terry McIlvaine and Billy Bob Thornton - :10
  11. "What's Left of Me" (Yoakam, Mick Jagger) - 4:55
  12. "[All Anybody Can Do]" performed by Bridget Fonda - :07
  13. "Somewhere" (Yoakam) - 3:48
  14. "[A Lotta Good People]" performed by Bo Hopkins - :11
  15. "The Last Surrender" (Yoakam) - 2:44
  16. "[Show 'Em Your Badge]" performed by Yoakam, Joe Unger, and Terry McIlvaine - :23
  17. "No Future in Sight" (Yoakam) - 7:07
  18. "[Existence]" performed by Vince Vaughn and Yoakam - :40
  19. "It Is Well with My Soul" (Horatio Spafford, Philip Bliss) - 3:25
  20. "Words" [instrumental performed by Lee Thornburg] (Yoakam) - 4:47


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 59