This sweet soundtrack was an essential part of Sam Mendes' film `Away We Go', and was a factor that really lifted the film to quite a height. Scottish singer songwriter Alexi Murdoch provides us with several folky/guitar strumming tracks that speak of love, the world and finding ones place in it. It borders occasionally on derivative, obviously strongly influenced by Iron and Wine, Nick Drake and the ilk, but it is done so very well and that this can be forgiven.
Mixed in with the folksiness are a few classic tracks from other artists - George Harrison with `What Is Life', Bob Dylan with `Meet Me In The Morning' and the Stranglers with the perennial `Golden Brown'. But the bulk of the album is Murdoch, and it is a delightful piece of music.
At the time of writing, Amazon do not have a track listing on the page, so here it is. All tracks are performed by Murdoch unless otherwise noted. I should also note that Breathe, Song For You, Wait, Blue Mind and Orange Sky all also feature on Murdoch's debut album, `Time Without Consequence'.
01 All My Days
02 Blue Mind
03 What Is Life (George Harrison)
04 Song For You
05 Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
06 Towards The Sun
07 Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan)
10 The Ragged Sea
11 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (The Velvet Underground)
12 Orange Sky
13 Crinan Wood