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Tim Winton: Dirt Music

Tim Winton: Dirt Music (ABC Classics 472 046-2)

Tim Winton: Dirt Music
Various Artists

ABC Classics 472 046-2 (2 CD, Australia, 2001)

This is the “soundtrack” to Tim Winton’s novel Dirt Music (Picador, 2001, ISBN 0-330-36323-9). The music was chosen by the author and Lucky Oceans. It includes both bluegrass and classical music and is embodied by a quote from the book: “Anything you could play on a verandah. You know, without electricity. Dirt music.”


CD 1: Bluegrass

  1. Keb’ Mo’: Every Morning (2.58)
  2. Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott: Long Time Gone (3.34)
  3. David Hyams: Watching the Wheels (2.25)
  4. Rory Block: Got to Have You Be My Man (2.21)
  5. Matt Taylor and the White Pointers: I Remember When I Was Young (4.26)
  6. Backsliders: Down by the Riverbed (5.09)
  7. Renee Geyer with Uncle Bill: I Scare Myself (4.26)
  8. Mud Crab Trio (Lucky Oceans and Alan & Stephen Pigram): I’ll Be Gone (3.52)
  9. Lucky Oceans: Irene Goodnight Variations (2.08)
  10. June Tabor: He Fades Away (4.27)
    from Against the Streams
  11. Broderick Smith: A River Runs Through My Heart (4.19)
  12. Lucky Oceans and the White Pointers: Look at the Moon (3.52)
  13. Lucky Oceans and the White Pointers: White Point Breakdown (2.00)
  14. Sensitive New Age Cowpersons: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (2.58)
  15. Eliza Carthy, John Reed and Tristan Glover: I Drew My Ship Into the Harbour / When the Boat Comes In (5.34)
    from The Reality Check
  16. Ten Cent Shooters: Kokomo Blues (3.58)
  17. Jim Fisher and the White Pointers: Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning (2.57)
  18. Lucky Oceans: One (1.02)
  19. Matt Taylor and the White Pointers: Nobody’s Fault But Mine (3.12)
  20. Chris Whitley: Dirt Floor (2.10)

Tracks 5, 8-9, 12-13 and 17-19 were specially recorded for this album.

CD 2: Classical

  1. Peter Sculthorpe: Djilile (4.33)
    Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn
  2. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5: III. Romanza (Lento) (10.56)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult
  3. Dimitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57: III. Scherzo (Allegretto) (3.24)
    Australia Ensemble
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion: Nr. 53: Befiehl Du Deine Wege (1.29)
    Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Kammerorchester Stuttgart, Karl Munchinger
  5. Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (7.40)
    Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ola Rudner