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“Get Low” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, by Various Artists
The movie “Get Low” has been making the rounds at film festivals since December and is just now in limited release. It stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it captures every Oscar and Grammy Award it is sure to be nominated for.
The film is set in Tennessee in the 1930s and touts astounding visuals of the Depression-era Appalachians. But the music is absolutely stunning.
Contemporary artists such as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and The SteelDrivers bluegrass band sound amazing alongside period radio music from Bix Beiderbecke, The Ink Spots, Paul Whiteman and Gene Austin.
The soundtrack sets a mood that will be almost impossible to ignore, and will last long after the legendary tale of an aging hermit who comes to town to die — or, as he says, “get low” in his grave — ends.
The best movie soundtracks I’ve ever heard were for “The Man From Snowy River,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and maybe “Crazy Heart.” But the soundtrack from “Get Low” will easily take its place among, to me, the greats.
Overall Rating: 9
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