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Shepard & Dark

by Graham Reynolds Music

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Highway 01:19
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Kerouac 01:41
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Ruthless 00:54
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Photos 02:57
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Scarlett 01:22
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Jessica 03:00
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Recovering 01:46
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Balance 01:52
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Solitude 00:38
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Stream 01:00
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Destiny 02:49
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Openness 01:05
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Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960’s and, despite leading very different lives, remained close friends ever since. Shepard became a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Buried Child) and an Academy Award-nominated actor (The Right Stuff), while Dark was a homebody who supported himself with odd jobs.

Through the decades, they stayed bonded by family ties. Dark married an older woman named Scarlett and Shepard married her daughter. For years, the two couples lived together, until Shepard broke away for a relationship with Jessica Lange in 1983, leaving Johnny to help father his first son. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters.

Director Treva Wurmfeld began filming the two friends in 2010 during a period of transition and reflection for Shepard. At the time, he had quietly ended his relationship with Lange and agreed to publish his correspondence with Dark. The task required them to meet and sift through years of their shared history, stirring memories both good and bad. Wurmfeld observes the two men over a period of eighteen months and captures an indelible portrait of a complex male friendship rarely depicted on screen.

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released February 3, 2017

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Score Produced by Graham Reynolds

Recorded and Mixed by Buzz Moran and Graham Reynolds

Recorded at Red House Studio, Austin, TX

Album Mastered by Buzz Moran


Performed by:
Guitars - Adam Sultan, Kelly Doyle
Saxophones / Reeds - John Mills
All Other Instruments - Graham Reynolds

Featuring Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark
Produced by Amy Hobby
Executive Produced by Emily Wachtel and Treva Wurmfeld
Edited by Sandra Adair

Film Released on October 11, 2012

CD package design by Buzz Moran
CD cover image courtesy of Music Box Films, S&D logo by Matt Frost

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Graham Reynolds Music Austin, Texas

Austin-based composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs, and concert halls, with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Jeffrey Zeigler. Graham recently signed with London-based label Fire Records and released his score for Hitchcock’s silent classic, The Lodger, in October 2020. ... more

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