No doubt, you've seen Harry Dean Stanton in at least one of his 250 films. But have you heard him sing?
The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored
in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a documentary
directed by Sophie Huber, that has been screened at
over 50 festivals, both internationally and in the US
(including its stateside premiere at SXSW in 2013.) It
documents the iconic actor in his intimate moments and
features film clips, as well as Stanton performing his
own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.
The film explores Stanton's enigmatic outlook on his
life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes
scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard,
Deborah Harry, Kris Kristofferson, and others.
Omnivore Recordings is pleased to bring Stanton's
musical talents to light with the soundtrack to this
This release contains the two tracks from Omnivore's
Record Store Day 7 picture disc, "Tennessee Whiskey," a
cover of the 1983 George Jones hit, and a new version of
"Canción Mixteca," the Mexican folk song Stanton originally
recorded with Ry Cooder for 1984's Paris, Texas (winner
of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and
directed by Wenders). This full-length soundtrack features
other classic covers, like "Blue Bayou," "Danny Boy," and
"Help Me Make It Through The Night," written by Stanton
friend (and contributor to the film) Kris Kristofferson.
Just as Harry Dean Stanton marries images and music,
Partly Fiction will appeal to fans of not only Stanton,
but all film and music. This release is a representative
portrait of one of the world's greatest artists, a familiar
face and a distinctive voice.
1. Blue Bayou
2. Everybody's Talkin'
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. Canción Mixteca
5. When I Get My Rewards
6. Promised Land
7. He'll Have To Go
8. Help Me Make It Through The Night
9. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
10. Tennessee Whiskey
11. Hands On The Wheel
12. Danny Boy