Corresponding with the release of his new solo LP (The True False Identity), the Twenty Twenty compilation is a two-disc overview of the career of a man whose solo output has been criminally neglected … As the collection opens with the alien-invasion rocker "Humans From Earth", you realize early on that Burnett isn't easy to file into any category.
Though a majority of the songs are still based in the expected roots-rock style he's famous for producing, it's his more pop-oriented songs that work the best, even the joking pop cover of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", not sounding out of place on late-'80s Top 40 radio.
Burnett is so masterly in a whole range of musical fields, the prospect of interviewing him feels daunting: where do you start?
Meeting him at a Covent Garden hotel, we began by discussing his latest project with the Coens, Inside Llewyn Davis, a story of a struggling folk singer in New York's Greenwich Village in 1961 – just months before Dylan hit town and made the folk scene there fashionable.
) solo albums (eight if you count his Trap Door EP) between 19.
As great as critical acclaim is, one can’t make a living off it, as his solo career was not a great source of income.
The soundtrack he produced for their O Brother, Where Art Thou?