Soundtrack "Coal Miner's Daughter" LP (1980)
Details: This is a still sealed and promotional copy of the movie soundtrack to the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, a biographical film about country singer Loretta Lynn's rise to fame! It has a cut in the top left corner (front) but is still in plastic although the plastic is starting to wear. In mint condition/unplayed and unopened.
Description: Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, the legendary country singer who rose from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and changed the sound and style of country music forever.
"Coal Miner's Daughter," tells the true story of Lynn's life growing up in rural Kentucky "in a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler", while her father, Melvin "Ted" Webb, worked all night in the Van Lear coal mine. The song additionally discusses how she and her seven siblings lived off of a coal miner's salary ("Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay"), and that her father always made sure there was love in the Webb household.
Subsequent verses recall Lynn's other childhood experiences and hardships, such as her mother reading the Bible by a coal-oil light or having bloody fingers from constantly doing the laundry using an abrasive "warsh" board (this pronunciation was reflective of her Appalachian Kentucky roots), ordering shoes from a mail-order catalog, and working so hard every day that everyone slept because "they were tired."
In the song's final verse, the now-adult Lynn returns to her homestead, which has since been abandoned ("Not much left but the floor; nothing lives here anymore ..."). However, she remarks that the "memories of a coal miner's daughter" remain.
"Coal Miner's Daughter" was unlike anything Lynn had ever recorded previously. She had become known for her sassy back-talking songs, including "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" (an angry wife's warning to a hard-drinking husband not to come home drunk and intent on making love) and "Fist City" (wherein a married woman threatens her husband's would-be temptress). However, fans quickly reacted to the song with praise and turned the song into one of country music's iconic hits."
About the Movie:
"Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 American biographical musical film directed by Michael Apted from a screenplay written by Tom Rickman. It follows the story of country music singer Loretta Lynn from her early teen years in a poor family and getting married at 15 to her rise as one of the most successful country musicians. Based on Lynn's 1976 biography of the same name by George Vecsey, the film stars Sissy Spacek as Lynn. Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo, and Levon Helm are featured in supporting roles. Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, and Minnie Pearl make cameo appearances as themselves.
A film on Lynn's life was intended to be made since the release of the biography. Production for the film began in March 1979, and Lynn herself chose Spacek to portray her on-screen after seeing a photograph of her despite being unfamiliar with her films. The film's soundtrack featured all Lynn's hit singles which were all sung by Spacek as well as Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams" sung by D'Angelo. The soundtrack reached the top 40 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 and sold over 500,000 copies, thus being certified gold by the RIAA.
Coal Miner's Daughter was released theatrically on March 7, 1980, and grossed $67.18 million in North America against a budget of $15 million, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of 1980. It garnered critical acclaim and received seven nominations at the 53rd Academy Awards including for the Best Picture and winning Best Actress (for Spacek). At the 38th Golden Globe Awards, the film received four nominations and won two: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (for Spacek)."
Grade: M (sealed)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
1. Sissy Spacek - The Great Titanic
2. Levon Helm - Blue Moon of Kentucky
3. Sissy Spacek - There He Goes
4. I'm A Honky Tonk Girl
5. Funeral Guests - Amazing Grace
6. Beverly D'Angelo - Walking After Midnight
7. Beverly D'Angelo - Crazy
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
1. Sissy Spacek - I Fall To Pieces
2. Beverly D'Angelo - Sweet Dream
3. Sissy Spacek & Beverly D'Angelo - Back In Baby's Arms
4. Sissy Spacek - One's On The Way
5. Sissy Spacek - You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
6. Sissy Spacek - You're Lookin' At Country
7. Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter