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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS / West Of Memphis: Voices Of Justice [2013]

West of Memphis: Voices For Justice is not really a soundtrack to the documentary film but more a companion album to help raise awareness of the legal system that still clamps a firm grasp on the 3 even though they've been released in the scummiest of American ways.
The album is effectively bookended with Henry Rollins & Johnny Depp reading Damien Echols' deathrow letters over Nick Cave & Warren Ellis' bleak underscore.  Other artists who lend their voices to the cause are Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder, Marilyn Manson, Patti Smith & Natalie Maines.  It's angry, hopeful, sad and most of all haunting, all of which reflects upon the film itself.  

4 bleak glimmers of hope out of 5

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