Album of the Year? Music's Best cover Dylan on the "I'm Not There" soundtrack

This one could be truly great - like once every four or five years great. Imagine it - the best people in the business doing the songs of Bob Dylan. It's almost like the 30th Anniversary Concert all over again! The media blitz surrounding the Dylan movie is getting pretty intense. The music though is all true: This 2CD soundtrack goes on sale on October 30th. The wait won't be long! For the first time - the track listing is here:

The "I'm Not There" soundtrack - Album of the Year?

Disc 1
1. Eddie Vedder and the Million Dollar Bashers: "All Along the Watchtower"
2. Sonic Youth: "I'm Not There"
3. Jim James and Calexico: "Goin' to Acapulco"
4. Richie Havens: "Tombstone Blues"
5. Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Ballad of a Thin Man"
6. Cat Power: "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again"
7. John Doe: "Pressing On"
8. Yo La Tengo: "Fourth Time Around"
9. Iron and Wine and Calexico: "Dark Eyes"
10. Karen O and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Highway 61 Revisited"
11. Roger McGuinn and Calexico: "One More Cup of Coffee"
12. Mason Jennings: "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
13. Los Lobos: "Billy"
14. Jeff Tweedy: "Simple Twist of Fate"
15. Mark Lanegan: "The Man in the Long Black Coat"
16. Willie Nelson and Calexico: "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)"

Disc 2
1. Mira Billotte: "As I Went Out One Morning"
2. Stephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo: "Can't Leave Her Behind"
3. Sufjan Stevens: "Ring Them Bells"
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico: "Just Like a Woman"
5. Jack Johnson: "Mama You've Been on My Mind"
6. Yo La Tengo: "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
7. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova: "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
8. The Hold Steady: "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window"
9. Ramblin' Jack Elliott: "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
10. The Black Keys: "Wicked Messenger"
11. Tom Verlaine and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Cold Irons Bound"
12. Mason Jennings: "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
13. Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Maggie's Farm"
14. Marcus Carl Franklin: "When the Ship Comes In"
15. Bob Forrest: "Moonshiner"
16. John Doe: "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"
17. Antony and the Johnsons: "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
18. Bob Dylan: "I'm Not There"


Rodrigo Perez said…
It's not the album of the year, by far, but it is decent.

A review of the soundtrack, the movie and the music used in the movie (different from the soundtrack) are here.
Unknown said…
it's unfair that Frank Black (Black Francis, or whatever he's calling himself now!) did not get to do a song on that soundtrack. just unfair.
Anonymous said…
With the tracks released for promotion until now, I must say I prefer the original(s). The worst I've heard so far is Stevens' 'Ring Them Bells', which has become sugar coated and pocorn soft and sentimental in tone and arrangement, so unlike the raw passion, intensity and brilliant frasing of the original album track. 'All along the Watchtower' falls completely flat i.m.o. Looking forward to hear Willie Nelson do 'Senor'. :)
love, Ursie
Ryan Spaulding said…
I couldn't agree more on the Stevens cover of Ring Them Bells, Ursie. What a let down! - But the rest of the album has so much promise! Tweedy's pretty great. I agree with D... I would love to hear Frank play a Dylan song here! (Just think Honeycomb or Fast Man, Raider Man.)

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