The soundtracks by Greenwich Village scenester and session guitarist Langhorne (his oversize tamborine inspired Dylan to write "Mr Tamborine Man") was, at times, an unbearably lovely needlepoint of ever-so-gently pyschedelicised instrumental Americana. Hillbilly figures morph into modular ragas and echoes of gamelan ring hypnotically. Four stars.
Danny Eccleston. Mojo Magazine. 2004
Predating the high plains melancholy of Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack by more than a decade, Bruce Langhorne's gorgeous, spectral soundtrack for Peter Fonda's cult 1971 western The Hired Hand was recorded in 1969. The likes of fiddle, dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, harmonica and drum, augmented by an ancient, tube-based Echoplex and the wooden mouthpiece of a recorder, create a haunting soundscape that may clock in at under 24 minutes, but lingers in the mind's ear long after the music's over. Astonishingly for such a seminal figure, it is also his first-ever solo release.
Tim Cumming. The Guardian 2004