First off, know going in that if you go to see the new Johnny Depp "Lone Ranger" movie, which opened this week, you will NOT hear any of the 14 tracks on this new CD from Walt Disney Records. That's because these songs were INSPIRED BY the film. Yes, it says so clearly on the front cover. So this is not a soundtrack CD. It does not say so anywhere in the 12 page booklet enclosed (which really has no info except track info) but the press release from Disney says this this was the music that Director Gore Verbinski chose to play on the set during the filming to get the actors "in the mood". But he certainly picked some good songs and artists. Sara Watkins, Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine and Grace Potter to name a few. Williams' "Everything But The Truth" is probably my favorite while Shane MacGowan's take on the trad Irish pub song "Poor Paddy on the Railway", like any Pogues song. Dave Alvin sings about driving in the south on "Lonesome Whistle", which obviously has nothing to do with the Lone Ranger, but it's fun. One off the oddball inclusions, music-wise" is the closer: "Saddle The Wind" by John Grant (whose name is not familiar to me). It's a love song with lots of synthesizers for the backing. Speaking of odd - Iggy Pop does a straight-ahead version the old folk song "Sweet Betsy of Pike". Not bad either.
The 14 tracks run 51 minutes in length and, though none of these really have anything to do with plot of the film, just might introduce some moviegoers to these artists and the "Americana" genre.
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.