Crazy Heart (Soundtrack, Bonus Tracks)
by Various Artists
Released: Jan 2010
Label: New West Records
Crazy Heart is a character study following a Texas "outlaw" whose life is as cursed as his music is blessed. Jeff Bridges merges completely with a role that is partly based on contributing songwriter Stephen Bruton (a contemporary of Kris Kristofferson). On this soundtrack, the searing older numbers mesh seamlessly with the new tunes, and it says something that Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Bridges get the feeling and spirit just right. This shines from start to finish.