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Jesus’ Son – Original Soundtrack

Jesus' Son - Original Soundtrack Artist: Original Soundtrack
Album: Jesus’ Son
Release Date: June 27, 2000
Duration: 38:46
Genre: Stage & Screen, Religious
Styles: CCM, Contemporary Christian, Film Music, Soundtracks

The original soundtrack to Alison Maclean’s Jesus’ Son, the often hallucinatory tale of a young man’s tragi-comic journey from drug addiction to redemption in the ’70s, features an appropriately diverse mix of songs from Floyd Cramer, Joe Tex, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, and the Louvin Brothers. Joe Henry and Wilco’s equally trippy and rootsy contributions are especially impressive; Henry’s title track blends wah-wah guitars and shimmering vibes into a delicate yet compelling theme, while Wilco’s languid, poignant “She’s a Jar” ranks among their best work. Tommy Roe’s “Sweet Pea” adds a touch of cheerfully annoying bubblegum to the collection, which is balanced by Sgt. Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad of the Green Beret”‘s somewhat morbid patriotism. An expressive set of music on its own, Jesus’ Son’s soundtrack complements the film’s strange, moving tone perfectly.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Last Date / Floyd Cramer Floyd Cramer 2:29
The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) / Joe Tex Joe Tex 2:56
Yes, I’m Ready / Barbara Mason Barbara Mason 3:02
Unchain My Heart / Robert Sharp John Henry 3:12
A Lover’s Holiday / Beau / Lienti / Bob McRee / Cliff Thomas / Edward Thomas / Bill Walker Jo Benson / Jo Jo Benson / Peggy Scott 2:48
Sweet Pea / Tommy Roe Tommy Roe 2:13
Jesus’ Son / Joe Henry Joe Henry 2:36
She’s a Jar / Jay Bennett / Jeff Tweedy Wilco 4:42
(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone / Dave Kirby / Glenn Martin Doug Sahm 3:10
Indian Reservation / John D. Loudermilk Raiders 2:55
The Ballad of the Green Berets / Robert Moore / Barry Sadler Barry Sadler 2:28
The Family Who Prays / Charlie Louvin / Ira Louvin The Louvin Brothers 2:54
Airline to Heaven / Jay Bennett / Woody Guthrie / Jeff Tweedy Wilco 3:21
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