Various Artists, ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ – Rolling Stone
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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Elvis Costello playing Satan – summoning his inner music-hall ham – is just one notable star turn in this soundtrack to Stephen King and John Mellencamp's musical. Based on a true story, the tale of Southern brothers and their grim family legacy is sung by Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, real-life feuding siblings Dave and Phil Alvin, and more. T Bone Burnett shapes the time-traveling roots music, which illuminates the story, along with King's libretto. But while a few songs stand apart (Case's wickedly sexy "That's Who I Am"), the set mostly makes you want to see the blood spilling onstage.


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