Title - 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri' (OST)
Artist - Carter Burwell
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri' tells the story of how months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move.
She paints three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police.
When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon - an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence - gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.
Now Varese Sarabande have released this brilliantly diverse soundtrack (November 17th, 2017), where the songs of Joan Baez, The Four Tops, and amongst others, Renee Fleming and the English Chamber Orchestra come together alongside the new compositions from Burwell.
1. 'Mildred Goes to War' (1:22)
2. 'The Deer' (2:06)
3. 'Buckskin Stallion Blues' (Performed by Townes Van Zandt) (2:59)
4. 'A Cough of Blood, A Dark Drive' (2:37)
5. 'I've Been Arrested' (:38)
6. 'Fruit Loops' (1:29)
7. 'His Master's Voice' (Performed by Monsters Of Folk) (4:49)
8. 'Billboards On Fire' (2:24)
9. 'Slippers' (1:19)
10. 'The Last Rose of Summer' (Performed by Renée Fleming, Jeffrey Tate & The English Chamber Orchestra) (4:51)
11. 'My Dear Anne' (2:35)
12. 'Walk Away Renee' (Performed by The Four Tops) (2:44)
13. 'Billboards Are Back' (1:24)
14. 'Collecting Samples' (1:15)
15. 'Sorry Welby' (1:43)
16. 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' (Performed by Joan Baez) (3:23)
17. 'Countermove' (1:56)
18. 'Can't Give Up Hope' (:30)
19. 'Buckskin Stallion Blues' (Performed by Amy Annelle) (3:21)
With the films' interpersonal dynamics being so intense, subtle, and constantly shifting that even Burwell has admitted he found it difficult to put his finger on a central concept, regardless, what comes forth on these 19 tracks is musical genius, my friends.
It opens with the relatively quick fire quintet of 'Mildred Goes to War', 'The Deer', a quite brilliant flashback 'Buckskin Stallion Blues' (performed by Townes Van Zandt, a man/musician taken from us way too soon), and then both the darkly twisting 'Cough of Blood, A Dark Drive', and finally the short, but oh so sweet 'I've Been Arrested'.
After the subtle fun of 'Fruit Loops', we next get 'His Master's Voice', performed by Monsters Of Folk ("Mohammed rolling dice with Christ at twilight. And they hear their master's voice, they run to do their chores
At master's calling. Their job tonight, re-write the bible. For a whole new generation of non-believers."). Consisting of Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes, Will Johnson from Centro-matic and M. Ward, solo artist and half of She & Him, the band was formed in 2004 and is now one of the largest (no pun intended) modern day Folk bands on the circuit.
As we next get tracks such as both 'Billboards On Fire' and 'Slippers', then comes a curve ball in the form of Renée Fleming, Jeffrey Tate & The English Chamber Orchestra's classical gem 'The Last Rose of Summer.' 'My Dear Anne' is then backed by the always-great-to-hear 'Walk Away Renee', performed by The Four Tops, and then comes the quick trio of 'Billboards Are Back,' 'Collecting Samples,' and 'Sorry Welby.'
'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' performed by Joan Baez is as delightful to hear now on this new soundtrack as it once was in theaters when it first came to light in 1971 on 'Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound'. The album then rounds out with both the pulse set within 'Countermove', the stirring, yet only :30 seconds long 'Can't Give Up Hope', and then a new indie retelling of 'Buckskin Stallion Blues' - this time brought to us by Amy Annelle).
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri' CD Purchase Link