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The Civil Wars Team with T Bone Burnett for A Place at the Table Soundtrack

February 13, 2013  |  1:00pm
The Civil Wars Team with T Bone Burnett for <i>A Place at the Table</i> Soundtrack

The Civil Wars are set to appear on the soundtrack of the forthcoming film, A Place at the Table, a documentary from Food, Inc. producers that explores American food and hunger issues. The soundtrack—which will feature 14 new, original tracks from The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett—is set for a Feb. 26 release through Sensibility Music.

“We met T Bone in New York City at the Americana Awards nomination announcements a couple of years ago,” John Paul White said in a press release. “Turns out Rosanne Cash, the sweetheart, had turned him onto the music. He expressed a desire to work together, which was quickly reciprocated.”

The documentary is set for a March 1 release. A press release for the documentary notes that the band and Burnett are offering 100 percent of the label’s net profits and producer/artist royalties to the Participant Foundation, an organization that “exists to support programs that support a sustainable and peaceful world.”

“Being a part of A Place At The Table opened my eyes to an epidemic that is happening in our country right now—underneath many of our noses,” Joy Williams said. “It’s happening to our neighbors, to our friends, to children. It’s a silent battle that can be won, if we as a nation set our minds to ending it. Linking arms with T Bone Burnett to create music for such a timely and important film as this was an honor.”

The band released a new single from the soundtrack today, titled “Long Time Gone.” Take a listen in the player below.

As previously reported, The Civil Wars unexpectedly canceled several tour dates last year, citing “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition” as a touring entity. Many speculated this meant a break-up for the band, but these new studio tracks could prove otherwise.

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