Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

The soundtrack to Clint Eastwood's Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil brings to life the film's sordid tale and colorful cast of characters, making use of the music of Johnny Mercer to do the job. The album's roster boasts a wide variety of singers renowned for their interpretations of standards. Paula Cole gives an ominous treatment to "Autumn Leaves, and k.d. lang blesses "Skylark" with her trademark breathy stylings. Cassandra Wilson simply astounds in a smoldering, timeless take on "Days Of Wine And Roses," while Alison Kraus lends her fragile, endearing voice to "This Time The Dream's On Me." For good measure, the album features several tracks by stars perhaps better known for non-singing endeavors: Clint Eastwood himself jauntily tackles "Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive" and the film's star Kevin Spacey displays some impressive crooning on "That Old Black Magic."

01. K.D. Lang - Skylark (3:49)
02. Joe Williams - Too Marvelous For Words (3:40)
03. Paula Cole - Autumn Leaves (5:08)
04. Rosemary Clooney - Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) (4:11)
05. Brad Mehldau - Dream (5:09)
06. Cassandra Wilson - Days Of Wine And Roses (4:46)
07. Kevin Spacey - That Old Black Magic (3:32)
08. Alison Eastwood - Come Rain Or Come Shine (4:31)
09. Clint Eastwood - Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive (3:37)
10. Alison Krauss - This Time The Dream's On Me (3:46)
11. Kevin Mahogany - Laura (4:50)
12. Diana Krall - Midnight Sun (4:00)
13. Joshua Redman - I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande) (5:02)
14. Tony Bennett - I Wanna Be Around (2:09)

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