David Bowie’s “Man Who Fell To Earth” Soundtrack Finally Arrives
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David Bowie’s death has sparked a renewed interest in his illustrious career that spanned nearly five decades. For all of Bowie’s many musical accomplishments, the Thin White Duke was also a fine actor who made his film debut in Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 science fiction film, The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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To celebrate the cult film’s 40th anniversary, Universal Music Catalogue is releasing the movie’s soundtrack for the first time ever. It’s hard to believe that the soundtrack for a movie starring one of the most famous musician’s of all-time was never released, but better late than never for Bowie and sci-fi fans.
The double-CD soundtrack features the film’s score by John Phillips (of the Mamas & the Papas) and Japanese percussionist Stomu Yamash’ta, will be released on September 9, the same day as the film’s limited-run in English theaters to celebrate the anniversary of its original release.
In addition, a deluxe box set will come out on November 18, featuring a double-LP, film set photos, a new essay about the film by Paolo Hewitt, notes from the film’s editor Graeme Clifford and a 48-page hardcover book that will hopefully explain why the soundtrack never came out .