Think of the soundtrack for the documentary "A Place at the Table" as something of an appetizer.
Yes, there's new music from The Civil Wars in collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett. But there's not a lot - just a few original songs. The rest are instrumental swatches, which are beautifully done - and just a little bit heartbreaking - but leave you wanting something more satisfying.
That more robust Civil Wars album - the proper follow up to their surprise breakthrough "Barton Hollow" - could be on the way after difficulties late last year within the duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White. They attended the Grammy Awards together, where they shared a win with Burnett and Taylor Swift on their "The Hunger Games" collaboration "Safe & Sound."
The highlight here is the closer "Finding North," which captures the best of Williams and Whites' soaring vocals and deep emotional resonance they've become known for.