Vietnam Long Time Coming
Vietnam Long Time Coming
Label (Cat #): Columbia (CK 69723)
Format: CD
Country: USA
Release date (Original year): 1999 (1999)
01- Bruce Springsteen: SHUT OUT THE LIGHT
02- Soul Asylum: String Of Pearls
03- Shawn Colvin: Ricochet In Time
04- Richie Havens: Learn To Fly
05- Emmylou Harris: I Hear A Call
06- Ben Sidran: Bamboo
07- Ben Sidran: Going Home
08- Ben Sidran: A Different Drummer
09- Ben Sidran: 43 Miles
10- Ben Sidran: Swami Daddy-O
11- Ben Sidran: The Last Run


"Vietnam: Long Time Coming" is an award-winning 1999 documentary film chronicling a group of American and Vietnamese veterans, some of them disabled, on a bicycle trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. Half of this album consists of Ben Sidran's score for the film, a funk-rock collection. The other half is a miscellaneous selection of pop songs, all of which predate the album's production. Most notable among them are Emmylou Harris's "I Hear a Call" and Bruce Springsteen's Vietnam-themed "Shut Out The Light", which was the non-LP B-side of his "Born In The USA" single in 1984.