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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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The soundtrack to Judd Apatow and John C. Reilly's charming spoof of musical biopics (with an especially obvious nod to the Johnny Cash film WALK THE LINE) features the greatest hits of Dewey Cox, the film's dopy rock-&-roll hero. As in the movie, tracks such as "Take My Hand," "Guilty as Charged," and the title song were performed by Reilly, who's able to give the songs enough Sun-inspired twang and/or rock-icon attitude to make them believable as both musical parody and genuine pop artifact. Songwriting contributions from Marshall Crenshaw and Dan Bern, among others, also add to the lighthearted music's effectiveness.

What the critics say...

Entertainment Weekly (p.77) - "Star John C. Reilly acquits himself admirably on this set of rock pastiches, some co-written by Apatow himself." -- Grade: B+

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Walk Hard - John C. Reilly
  2. Take My Hand - John C. Reilly
  3. (Mama) You Got To Love Your Negro Man - John C. Reilly
  4. Life Without You (Is No Life At All) - John C. Reilly
  5. Let's Duet - John C. Reilly
  6. Darling - John C. Reilly
  7. (I Hate You) Big Daddy - John C. Reilly
  8. Guilty As Charged - John C. Reilly
  9. Dear Mr. President - John C. Reilly
  10. Let Me Hold You (Little Man) - John C. Reilly
  11. Royal Jelly - John C. Reilly
  12. Black Sheep - John C. Reilly
  13. Starman - John C. Reilly
  14. Beautiful Ride - John C. Reilly
  15. (Have You Heard the News) Dewey Cox Died - John C. Reilly
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2008
Columbia (USA)
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