Live album of the benefit concert at the Town Hall in NYC for the Cohen’s folk film gets pressed to CD and Vinyl by Nonesuch
On January 13, 2015, New York City’s own Nonesuch Records will release “Inside Llewyn Davis Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis”, a live album which will showcase tracks from the one night only benefit concert held at the Town Hall in midtown Manhattan in September 2013 that celebrated the music of the Coen Brothers’ latest film, whose protagonist is a hard living folk singer. At the concert, Jack White and frontman for the Decemberists, Colin Meloy, joined Joan Baez, the Dave Rawlings Machine, Gillian Welch, The Avett Brothers as well as Patti Smith and others, for a raucous night of the type of Americana and folk that the Coen Brothers make their central subject in the movie, which is set in the 1960s Greenwhich Village scene. The concert was truly a one of a kind event, where stars from the movie including John Goodman, Carey Mulligan, Stark Sands performed several tunes onstage with the performers who recored new original material as well as innovative restructurings of classic folk tunes for the soundtrack. Justin Timberlake, who had a role in the film, did not attend or participate in anyway with the live album. Pitchfork noticed that although she was present onstage during the concert, Patti Smith is missing from the recording. Showtime made a documentary of the event, so you can still check her out through that.
We are glad to see Nonesuch Records releasing a recording of this once in a lifetime concert event, as it pays a further tribute to the soundtrack which was produced by T Bone Burnett, whose life story reads like the screenplay for the film, although the Cohen’s muse for the Oscar Isaac’s character is Dave Van Ronk, whose music served as the Cohen’s first material for putting together the soundtrack . Burnett was a touring guitarist in Bob Dylan’s band on the Rolling Thunder Revue and launched his solo career in 1980. He has produced artists such as John Mellencamp, Elton John and Counting Crows. Inside Llewyn Davis is not the first time Burnett has worked with the Cohen brothers; his soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou won four Grammys in 2002.
Nonesuch Records has also called New York City it’s home since its inception in 1964, during the time in which the film is set, which gives its release of the concert homage a particular poignancy; it seems as though the more New York City centric the entire process that gave rise to the live album was, the more authentic the release will be. A limited edition poster will come with the first 200 CD and Vinyl copies of the concert sold.
Check out the track listing.
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis” Disc one:
01 Punch Brothers: Tumbling Tumbleweed
02 Punch Brothers: Rye Whiskey
03 Gillian Welch: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
04 Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Way It Goes 05 Willie Watson: The Midnight Special
06 Dave Rawlings Machine: I Hear Them All/This Land Is Your Land
07 The Milk Carton Kids: New York
08 Secret Sisters: Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
09 Lake Street Dive: You Go Down Smooth
10 Elvis Costello, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver: Please Mr. Kennedy
11 Conor Oberst: Four Strong Winds
12 Conor Oberst: Man Named Truth
13 Colin Meloy: Blues Run the Game
14 Joan Baez, Colin Meloy, and Gillian Welch: Joe Hill
15 The Avett Brothers: All My Mistakes
16 The Avett Brothers: That’s How I Got to Memphis
17 The Avett Brothers: Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise
01 Jack White: Mama’s Angel Child
02 Jack White: Did You Hear John Hurt?
03 Jack White: We’re Going to Be Friends
04 Rhiannon Giddens: Waterboy
05 Rhiannon Giddens: ‘S iomadh rud tha dhith orm/Ciamar a ni mi ‘n dannsa direach
06 Oscar Isaac: Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
07 Oscar Isaac: Green, Green Rocky Road
08 Keb’ Mo’: Tomorrow Is a Long Time
09 Bob Neuwirth: Rock Salt and Nails
10 Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Marcus Mumford, Noam Pikelny, and Gabe Witcher: The Auld Triangle
11 Gillian Welch, Rhiannon Giddens, and Carey Mulligan: Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby
12 Elvis Costello and Joan Baez: Which Side Are You On?
13 Joan Baez: House of the Rising Sun
14 Marcus Mumford and Joan Baez: Give Me Cornbread When I’m Hungry
15 Marcus Mumford: I Was Young When I Left Home
16 Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford: Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)
17 Marcus Mumford and the Punch Brothers: Farewell