V/A, Coal Miner’s Daughter [OST] (1980)
I saw the film a while ago now, maybe ten years back, something like that – and what a great biopic, surely one of the best. The soundtrack is a new acquisition, a fairly beat-up second-hander, but it plays well enough. Cover’s a bit grubby, but so what. It’s the music that matters. And this music matters. I have plenty of Loretta Lynn’s music – but these covers by the film’s lead actress Sissy Spacek (with songs too by Levon Helm, who plays a role in the film and by actress Beverly D’Angelo, also a very fine singer) are spot on. It’s all as good as the original stuff, or close enough. And what a run of songs, what very fine music. Must watch the film again one day soon. Good film. Worth seeing if you haven’t. Really loving this soundtrack – it’s bringing it all back, the way a good soundtrack should.
Sample Track: There He Goes
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