JACK OF ALL TRADES

The White Stripes guitarist contributes three other cover versions to the film's soundtrack as well...

JACK WHITE is to contribute five tracks to the ’COLD MOUNTAIN’ film soundtrack, including two new songs ’NEVER FAR AWAY’ and ’CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE OVER’.

The White Stripes guitarist will also play the traditional ‘Wayfaring Stranger’, ‘Great High Mountain’ and a cover of legendary bluesman Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’ on the compilation.

As well as appearing on the soundtrack, White has a small role in the film as an itinerant singer and musician. ‘Cold Mountain’ – a Civil War-era drama and adaptation of Charles Frazier’s book – is set to open on December 25 in the US and stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger.

As reported on Billboard the album, released Stateside on December 16, will also feature songs from bluegrass artist Alison Krauss and pianist Gabriel Yared.

The tracklisting for ‘Cold Mountain’ is:

Jack White ‘Wayfaring Stranger’

Reeltime Travelers ’Like a Songbird That Has Fallen’

Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus & Tim O’Brien ’I Wish My Baby Was Born’

Alison Krauss ’The Scarlet Tide’

Tim Eriksen & Riley Baugus ’The Cuckoo’

Jack White ’Sittin’ on Top of the World’

Tim Eriksen ’Am I Born To Die?’

Alison Krauss ’You Will Be My Ain True Love’

Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church ’I’m Going Home’

Jack White ’Never Far Away’

Jack White ’Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over’

Stuart Duncan & Dirk Powell ’Ruby With the Eyes That Sparkle’

Cassie Franklin ’Lady Margaret’

Jack White ’Great High Mountain’

Gabriel Yared ’Anthem’

Gabriel Yared ‘Ada Plays’

Gabriel Yared ’Ada and Inman’

Gabriel Yared ’Love Theme’

Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church ’Idumea’