I am by no means a fan of Pearl Jam, so the Eddie Vedder scored soundtrack, for Sean Penn’s (excellent) new film, Into The Wild, did nothing for me. But I did love the use of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” performed in the film by actors Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart, as a duet; an homage to John Prine’s and Bonnie Raitt’s quintessential rendition of the song.
As a side note, I distinctly remember listening to this version of the track, five or so times in a row, New Year’s Eve 2001, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I had heard the tune many times before, but it was then I realized it for what it was, a neo-americana classic. Essential.
MP3: John Prine/Bonnie Raitt :: Angel From Montgomery (live)
Amazon: A Tribute To Steve Goodman – Various Artists