"Deadwood" Soundtrack 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,… Various Artists
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''Deadwood'' Soundtrack

Lyle Lovett | DO YOU LOVETT? Lyle is just one of the artists on the soundtrack
Image credit: Lyle Lovett: Michael Scott Evans/Retna
DO YOU LOVETT? Lyle is just one of the artists on the soundtrack
EW's GRADE
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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.)

Originally posted Feb 14, 2005 Published in issue #807 Feb 18, 2005 Order article reprints