Had this been a comedy the soundtrack may have contained music by the
Village People, Erasure and Ween, but the serious nature of the subject made that an impossibility. The collection of country flavoured songs is a mixture of tunes by well known artists as well as pieces of Gustavo Santaolalla’s film score. His soundscapes are somber, lonesome guitar and pedal steel passages invoking the vast landscape of the film, conveying the alienation of the cowboys, their surroundings and their forbidden love. Some of the names include Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Jackie Green, and The Gas Band. Teddy Thompson and Rufus Wainwright appear individually as well as together on their rendition of King Of The Road. The solemn mood is only alleviated by around track 7 with Steve Earle’s The Devil’s Right Hand.

5 / B
- PB

1 2 3 4 5 6
A - B - C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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