YOUR AUTUMN PLAYLIST #3: Blaze – “Gonzo Indie Country-Western Opera”
Blaze Soundtrack is available @ iTunes.
by Walter Price
Are you tired of running around looking for the perfect collection to add to your Autumn playlist? Fear not, Ethan Hawk has a new movie and the subsequent soundtrack, ‘BLAZE Original Cast Recording’, is just what your Autumn has ordered.
I can only count a few times I’ve heard and fallen in love with a soundtrack before ever laying eyes on its film. Perhaps Harold and Maude, Repo Man, and The Wall. I went on to idolize two of those films and I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to do the same with Blaze.
To catch you and I both up on what the film is about, here is a description excerpt from Light in the Attic Records, “The cornerstone of Blues and Country music is storytelling, but only the most able messengers can carry the words of another as their own. So goes the story of Texas singer/songwriter/poet Blaze Foley, whose vision has been kept alive by legendary artists like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, and John Prine. It’s in the spirit of this great musical tradition that writer/director Ethan Hawke and his cast and crew set out to create the first ever “Gonzo Indie Country-Western Opera” film, BLAZE.”
I grew up and worked in and around Austin most of my life. Yet, sadly, I hadn’t heard of Blaze Foley. Perhaps this is the precise reason Mr. Hawke (an Austin native) decided to get this story out. No doubt. And with a cast recording as powerful and beautiful as this film has, the catalog and legend of Foley will grow and be cemented even further into Texas music folklore.
- Let Me Ride in Your Big Cadillac – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Clay Pigeons – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Blaze & Sybil’s Lullaby – Ben Dickey & Alia Shawkat
- Sittin’ By The Road – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Oo-De-Lally – Ben Dickey & Alia Shawkat
- Pearly Gates – Ben Dickey & Alynda Segarra
- Should Have Been Home With You – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Picture Cards – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Marie – Charlie Sexton
- Cold, Cold World – Ben Dickey & Original Cast
- Drunken Angel – Alynda Segarra
Tracks to keep an ear out for: “Clay Pigeons”, “Pearly Gates”, “Marie”, and “Cold, Cold World”.
Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons
Ben Dickey – Clay Pigeons
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