Published Jul 13, 2011Producer T Bone Burnett sure knows how to put together a good compilation. While making a career of overseeing the soundtracks to such films as O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Cold Mountain, he's made some friends in high places, so it's no surprise that his upcoming charity comp is a star-studded one. Entitled T Bone Burnett Presents: The Speaking Clock Revue, the release will be out on October 18 via Shout! Factory.
Among the artists featured are Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Elton John, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Jeff Bridges, Gregg Allman and Karen Elson. The 11 tracks included on this disc were recorded live in October 2010 during a benefit concert Burnett held at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY.
Like that performance, proceeds from this disc go to the Participant Foundation, an organization that supports music and arts education in public schools.
The show featured a house band made up of players featured on Burnett's previous productions. Guitarist Marc Ribot was the musical director.
T Bone Burnett Presents: The Speaking Clock Revue:
1. Elvis Costello - "Jimmie Standing In The Rain"
2. Gregg Allman - "Midnight Rider"
3. Neko Case - "Hold On, Hold On"
4. Punch Brothers - "Rye Whiskey"
5. Jim James - "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)"
6. Karen Elson - "The Truth Is In The Dirt"
7. The Secret Sisters - "The One I Love Is Gone"
8. John Mellencamp - "Troubled Land"
9. Ralph Stanley - "Lift Him Up That's All"
10. Jeff Bridges - "Fallin' & Flyin'"
11. Elton John & Leon Russell - "Monkey Suit"