The Man Who Fell to Earth soundtrack gets release date
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 August 2016
'The Man Who Fell to Earth' soundtrack will be released for the first time, 40 years after the movie was released
'The Man Who Fell to Earth' soundtrack is to be released for the very first time.
The original song from the 1976 cult classic of the same name starred the late David Bowie - who played an alien called Thomas Jerome Newton - and includes the music of former Mamas & the Papas frontman John Phillips and Japanese composer, Stomu Yamash'ta.
The track hadn't been released before because the original tapes were lost, but now it has been remastered and will be made available on CD, Vinyl and in a dual format Deluxe Box, which features a reproduction of the original theatrical poster and a 48-page hardback book with rare photos.
Meanwhile, the movie's editor, Graeme Clifford, has revealed that Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of The Moon' was the main inspiration fir the movie.
He said: "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."
It's widely known that Bowie's forthcoming musical 'Lazarus', which comes to London's King Cross Theatre on October 25 until January 22, was inspired by T.J Newton's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'.
The double CD will be released on September 9 and the double vinyl and deluxe 2 CD/2 LP Box Set on November 18.
'The Man Who Fell to Earth' tracklisting
Stomu Yamashta - Poker Dice
Louis Armstrong - Blueberry Hill
John Phillips - Jazz II
Bournemouth - Symphony Orchestra - Venus: The Bringer Of Peace
John Phillips - Boys From The South
Stomu Yamashta - 33 1/3
John Phillips - Rhumba Boogie
The Kingston Trio - Try To Remember
Stomu Yamashta - Mandala
John Phillips - America
Stomu Yamashta Wind Words
John Phillips Jazz
Stomu Yamashta - One Way
John Phillips - Space Capsule
John Phillips - Bluegrass Breakdown
John Phillips - Desert Shack
Stomu Yamashta - Memory Of Hiroshima
John Phillips - Window
John Phillips - Alberto
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Mars: The Bringer Of War
John Phillips - Liar, Liar
John Phillips - Hello Mary Lou
Robert Farnon - Silent Night
Genevieve Waite - Love Is Coming Back
John Phillips - The Man Who Fell To Earth