Release Date: Jan 19, 2010 The soundtrack for Crazy Heart was produced by T Bone Burnett and contains 16 songs from the film starring Jeff Bridges. The movie is dedicated to Stephen Bruton, the legendary Texas musician, and a lifelong friend of Burnett's, wrote or co-wrote most of the original music performed by Bridges and Ryan Bingham. Bruton died from cancer shortly after finishing the project. While officially based on a book by songwriter Hank Thompson, the film took just as much of its inspiration from the life of Bruton, who lived the life that Bridges' Bad Blake did for over three decades. Musically itвЂ™s the performances by Bridges that are the most arresting here. He can deliver a rollicking honky tonk song (вЂњSomebody ElseвЂ�), a lost-on-the-highway-of-life road song ( the punchy blues rocker "Fallin and FlyinвЂ™"), a love song (вЂњHold on YouвЂ�), or a weeper (the Greg Brown-penned "Brand New Angel") with the requisite amount of bravado and grit, and tenderness of a seasoned country artist. Bingham, a songwriter and relative newcomer, proves himself a worthy counterpart in his performances --especially on the film's theme song, "The Weary Kind." The soundtrack also gifts the listener with a worldweary a capella performance of Billy Joe ShaverвЂ™s вЂњLive Forever,вЂ� by Robert Duvall, and a hardcore trucker anthem in вЂњGone Gone Gone,вЂ� by Colin Farrell! ThereвЂ™s also a killer duet version of вЂњFallin & FlyinвЂ™вЂ� by Farrell and Bridges. The rest of the set is filled out with cuts by Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, the Louvin Brothers, LightninвЂ™ Hopkins, and Sam Phillips -- the female songwriter, not the Sun Records founder. The original tunes are played by a cast including Burnett, Bruton, Greg Leisz, Jay Bellerose, Buddy Miller, Dennis Crouch, Joel Guzman, Thomas Canning, and Patrick Warren. The catalog material is well-chosen and not obvious, adding much to the listening experience.
01.Jeff Bridges - Hold On You 02.Buck Owesn - Hello Trouble 03.The Louvin Brothers - My Babys Gone 04.Jeff Bridges - Somebody Else 05.Ryan Bingham - I Dont Know 06.Jeff Bridges - Fallin And Flying 07.Jeff Bridges - I Dont Know 08.Lightnin Hopkins - Once A Gambler 09.Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way 10.Colin Farrell And Jeff Bridges - Fallin And Flyin 11.Colin Farrell - Gone Gone Gone 12.Townes Van Zandt - If I Need You 13.Sam Philips - Reflecting Light 14.Robert Duvall - Live Forever 15.Jeff Bridges - Brand New Angel 16.Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)