Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Mighty Wind....The Album...original soundtrack to the movie

This mockumentary about the sixties folk scene revival has become a cult classic and is from the team that made "Waiting For Guffman" and "Best In Show". 

The songs are so evocative of the early 60s "Ivy League folk" era that one marvels at the fact that they're all newly written, especially for this project. Highlights include the hit "novelty song" that the Folksmen [Kingston Trio, Limeliters, etc.] can't seem to shake, "Old Joe's Place"; their earnest "authentic" rendition of the ridiculous "Never Did No Wanderin'" and then the whitewashing of that same song by the squeaky-clean New Main Street Singers [New Christy Minstrels]; two heartbreaking duets by Mitch and Mickey [Ian & Sylvia, the Farinas], "When You're Next To Me" and "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," beautifully performed by Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara (nominated for an Oscar)and a folk version of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up", this is highly recommended...


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