Soundtrack for 1971 cult alt.western, recorded in self-overdubbing style by former Dylan guitarist Langhorne

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Bruce Langhorne – The Hired Hand

Fear not if you missed the film in question: the austere soundtrack music that Langhorne produced for his friend Peter Fonda is mesmerising enough to stand alone. In fact, it’s spookily beautiful?the sound of the sometime Dylan sideman working through various haunting themes on a multitude of instruments: a 1920 Martin acoustic, a five-string banjo, a soprano recorder, an upright piano and an Appalachian dulcimer played with a steel bar. Fans of slow, Fahey-esque alt. Americana should apply within.