For the album, the band had mostly stripped away such alt-rock signposts as personalized lyrics, sinus-clearing guitars and thunderous bass and drums.The ghosts of the Pixies and Nirvana have been decisively exorcised.In this beautifully filmed musical feature, these artists are given the chance to pass through the portal that brought the world into the modern era.Engineer Nicholas Bergh has reassembled this recording system from original parts and it is now the only one left in the world.American Epic: The Sessions soundtrack features Alabama Shakes, The Americans, Ana Gabriel, Ashley Monroe, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Bettye Lavettte, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Frank Fairfield, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nas, Pokey La Farge, Raphael Saadiq, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Taj Mahal, Jack White, and Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.Features : 180g Vinyl / 3LP Set / 20-page photo booklet / Trifold jacket.They recorded more songs than any pre-war jug band and as a result, were key in developing the jug band tradition and format.
Produced by the band and Nigel Godrich, the album is widely cited as one of the greatest works of Radiohead’s–or any artist’s–catalogue and was the first Radiohead record to reach #1 in the UK and to be nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY.
Soundtrack – American Epic: The Sessions (3LP) This is the soundtrack to “THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS” directed by Bernard Mac Mahon.
In “THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS,” the team has reassembled the very first electrical sound recording system from the 1920s, and invited Jack White and T Bone Burnett to produce an album of recordings by twenty of today’s greatest artists.
His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman’s heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison.
Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience.