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Ry Cooder

Paris, Texas

RGM-0850
Release Notes
  • Features Multi-Instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson in Addition to Cooder
  • Profoundly Sad but Leavened with Whimsy, Cooder’s Score Captures That Ineffable High, Lonesome Sound Better Than Any Recording in Recent Memory
  • Limited White Vinyl Pressing

Seldom has any artist captured that ineffable “high, lonesome sound” quite as beautifully as Ry Cooder did on his landmark soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ 1984 film Paris, Texas. Not quite blues, not quite bluegrass, not quite ambient, Cooder’s haunting, evocative score mirrors the existential journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as he wanders through the empty Texas prairie landscape in pursuit of his irretrievable past. With the able help of multi-instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson, Cooder crafts a soundscape (much of it based on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”) that is profoundly sad yet leavened with bits of humor and whimsy. Real Gone Music is proud to present this classic soundtrack in a white vinyl edition limited to 900 copies.