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Rudolph Wurlitzer (as read by Will Oldham / D.V. DeVincentis) - Rudolph Wurlitzer (as read by Will Oldham / D.V. DeVincentis)

Rudolph Wurlitzer Slow Fade (as read by Will Oldham with D.V. DeVincentis) Artist Rudolph Wurlitzer (as read by Will Oldham / D.V. DeVincentis)
Title Slow Fade
Label Drag City

Drag City’s first foray into the wide world of audio books is a reading of Rudolph Wurlitzer’s 1984 Hollywood and elsewhere opus, ‘Slow Fade’, read by Will Oldham with DV DeVincentis.

In 1970-71, Wurlitzer worked on a script for Monte Hellman, which became the cult classic ‘Two-Lane Blacktop’. Following his experiences during Sam Peckinpah’s production of ‘Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid’ (which he also scripted), he withdrew from Hollywood for a time, writing the book ‘Quake’ before returning in the 80s for further film work with Alex Cox (‘Walker’), Robert Frank (‘Candy Mountain’) and Bernardo Bertolucci (‘Little Buddha’), among others.

Reading the text are Will Oldham, whose voice has been heard in the musical role of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for the past decade (and whose song, ‘I See A Darkness’, was recorded by the late great Johnny Cash) and in several movie roles, including Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Old Joy’; Harmony Korine’s ‘Julien Donkey-Boy’; and John Sayles’ ‘Matewan’.

Will is countered by his good friend DV DeVincentis, who has worked in Hollywood writing and producing films all of his adult life. The combination of these two voices, the ways they embody the ebb and flow of the narrative, give the reading of the book a truly fitting cinematic quality.

 

THIS IS A 5 CD SET

+ Format: 4CDsmall
Price: £15.99


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