The LP format is expected into stock on 18th November 2016
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Nic Roeg’s cult classic ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ (starring David Bowie) Universal will be releasing the complete soundtrack, available for the very first time, containing seminal pieces written for the film by John Phillips and Stomu Yamash’ta.
The film itself reached cult status due to Bowie’s outstanding performance, and confirmed the film’s director Nic Roeg, and book’s author Walter Tevis, as champions of their respective fields. The music, highly celebrated but until now unavailable as a body of work, can now finally be acknowledged in its own light.
Little is known, and much has been asked, as to why the soundtrack was never originally released, but due to lost tapes recently being uncovered it is now possible to present the original recordings, remastered on CD, Vinyl and in a dual format Deluxe Box. The Deluxe boxset features the 2CD & 2LP Vinyl components as well as poster, production stills and a coffee table book containing the story of the soundtrack.
Little is known, and much has been asked, as to why the soundtrack was never originally released. Due to lost tapes recently being uncovered it is now possible to present the original recordings, remastered on CD, Vinyl and in a dual format Deluxe Box featuring a 48 page hardback book with rare photos and a new essay about the film from Paolo Hewitt. The book also contains enlightening notes from the movie’s editor Graeme Clifford who reveals that he used Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon as a temp soundtrack whilst working on the film.
“On my original cut, I scored the entire movie to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. I think I used every single track on the album. The whole movie was Pink Floyd except for the one piece at the end, and it worked beautifully. The movie was made for that score! I don’t know if there was any serious attempt to get Dark Side Of The Moon cleared for our project but obviously, that never happened”
Alongside Stomu Yamash’ta, John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas fame composed and recorded much of the music for the film and the majority of Phillips’ compositions have been unavailable for 40 years. Finally, fans of this classic cult film can hear the soundtrack the way it was supposed to be heard.
2CD version is released 9th September.
2LP and box edition are released 18th November.
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