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January 28, 2004


Village Voice

But the soundtrack's most astonishing offering is the superlatively joyful "I'm Going Home." The Sacred Harp Singers recorded this rapturous, two-minute a cappella choral piece at a Baptist church in Henagar, Alabama; Burnett says he "put out a call for everybody to meet at the Sand Mountain church and 80 or 90 people showed up from all over the country." Given Cold Mountain's Civil War-appropriate themes of death and hopelessness, this untentative burst of shape-note singing stands out in a forlorn landscape.

Posted by acapnews at January 28, 2004 9:05 AM


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