SLING BLADE (1996, Island Records)
"On Sling Blade, Daniel Lanois shows that he is moving beyond the feedback-drenched guitars that
graced Achtung Baby and For the Love of Wynona. Instead, Lanois moves on to a guitar sound that is more subdued,
but just as intense and deeply-textured. The soundtrack includes cameo performances by Booker T and the M.G.'s,
guitarist Tim Gibbons ("Lonely One"), as well as vocals by Emmylou Harris on "Shenandoah." But the hands-down highlight of the album is "Darlin'"
by Bambi Lee Savage. Ms. Savage's touching vocal performance is the emotional highlight of the film, as Karl connects in a personal relationship with a local woman."
Excerpt from Randy Krbechek's Metronews Music Reviews.