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''Deadwood'' Soundtrack

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Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett: Michael Scott Evans/Retna

Deadwood

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
03/21/04
performer:
Keith Carradine, Timothy Olyphant, Robin Weigart, Powers Boothe, Kim Dickens, Anna Gunn, Paula Malcomson, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Robin Weigert
director:
Edward Bianchi, Davis Guggenheim
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

HBO’s dark, irreverent Western, Deadwood, draws on a diverse group of plainspoken Americana artists to fill its soundtrack, and many of them (Lyle Lovett, June Carter Cash, Mississippi John Hurt and bluesy duo Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee) supply the moral conscience for this lawless South Dakota town. Their songs memorably capture the uneasy hope of some of the critically acclaimed show’s central characters, several of whom show up — on a second version of the album — in explicit-language dialogue clips. (Hey, we said these folks were uneasy.)

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