Cantina Theme (Workin For The Law) - Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid - Original Soundtrack
Label: Columbia - CDCBS 32098 • Format: CD Album • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Soundtrack
Dylan himself appeared in the film as the character "Alias". The soundtrack consists mainly of instrumental music and was inspired by the movie itself, and included " Knockin' on Heaven's Door ", which became a trans-Atlantic Top 20 hit. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid scriptwriter Rudy Wurlitzer was a previous acquaintance of Dylan's, and asked him to provide a couple of songs for the movie.
The rest of the album's songs were recorded, as well as the outtakes "Sweet Armarillo" and "Rock Me Mama". Both tracks were rejected but eventually bootlegged. The Burbank sessions yielded a few spontaneous recordings, including a jam titled "Sweet Amarillo" and a simple, improvised song titled "Rock Me Mama".
Although neither were seriously considered for the soundtrack as they were born more out of leisure than actual workthey were eventually completed and recorded by the Nashville band Old Crow Medicine Show ; " Wagon Wheel " was released Cantina Theme (Workin For The Law) - Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid - Original Soundtrack and subsequently covered by many other artists, including Darius Rucker and Un Dia Más - Yuridia - Entre Mariposas Amarillo" was released in Most critics at the time responded unfavorably.
Robert Christgau graded it a "C" in Creemdescribed the album as "two middling Dylan songs, four good original Bobby voices, and Every Day - Jimmy McGriff - The Big Band lot of Schmylan music".
And it has all the earmarks of a deliberate courting of commercial disaster, a flirtation that is apparently part of an attempt to free himself from previously imposed obligations derived from his audience. Years later, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" endured as a popular favorite among critics and fans as well as a concert staple, with its inspirational tone and lyrics regarding impending death.
Some retrospective reviews see it as a spare, beautiful departure from form and a worthy effort as a whole fully in line with the thrust of the film. After Peckinpah completed his own cut of Pat Garrett and Billy the KidMGM re-cut the film without his input, removing several significant scenes and re-shuffling most of Dylan's music in the process. After years of minimal activity, Dylan had lost Columbia's patience, and when negotiations for a renewed contract began inthe label except for Clive Davis had little interest in being generous.
Davis had been a longtime supporter of Dylan's, but he had been the victim of a corporate coup. Dylan testified on Davis's behalf in a well-publicized civil trial held in July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the musical album. For the movie, see Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
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