Saturday, May 18, 2013

Great Soundtrack - I'm Not There

In 2007, director Todd Haynes took Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Ben Whishaw, and Marcus Carl Franklin and transformed them into Bob Dylan for his film, I'm Not There. Each actor portrayed a different role or era, if you will, of Dylan's illustrious life. While each actor had their time on screen playing the music legend, many musicians had their time playing his songs for the films massive double soundtrack. Going through various phases of Dylan's career artists like Eddie Vedder, The Hold Steady, Karen O., Calexico, The Black Keys, Jeff Tweedy, The Swell Season, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Jim James, John Doe, and many others. The album only features Dylan once, with The Band performing "I'm Not There," from a 1967 live recording. The album, just like the film, pays homage to one of musics greatest living legends and icons.