The Man Who Fell to Earth soundtrack gets release date

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 August 2016
The Man Who Fell to Earth LP

The Man Who Fell to Earth LP

'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

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