After 40 Years The Man Fell To Earth Original Soundtrack Remastered & Released for the Very First Time!
A film as enigmatic as Nicholas Roeg's 1976 cult classic The Man Who Fell To Earth is always going to conjure up mysteries in its wake and one of the biggest has always has been the fate of the film's soundtrack. To celebrate StudioCanal's 40th Anniversary 4K release, UMC will be releasing for the very first time in any format the original movie soundtrack, containing seminal pieces by Stomu Yamash'ta and John Phillips, who composed specifically for the film.
The film itself reached cult status due to David Bowie's outstanding performance as Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien that finds himself stranded on Earth. Bowie was always drawn to the character long after he portrayed him and the continuing story of T.J. Newton will be told in Bowie's Lazarus play. At the time The Man Who Fell To Earth confirmed that director Roeg and the book's author Walter Tevis, were on the cutting edge of their respective fields and many critics have said that the film contains Bowie's finest acting work.
The soundtrack has always been highly celebrated and long sought after by fans but until now unavailable as a body of work: it can now finally be acknowledged in its own right. 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 double vinyl. 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!
- Stomu Yamash'ta - Poker Dice
- John Phillips - Jazz II
- John Phillips - Boys From The South
- Stomu Yamash'ta - 33 1/3
- John Phillips - Rhumba Boogie
- Stomu Yamash'ta - Mandala
- John Phillips - America
- John Phillips - Jazz
- Stomu Yamash'ta - One Way
- John Phillips - Space Capsule
- John Phillips - Bluegrass Breakdown
- John Phillips - Desert Shack
- Stomu Yamash'ta - Memory Of Hiroshima
- John Phillips - Window
- John Phillips - Alberto
- John Phillips - Liar, Liar
- John Phillips - Hello Mary Lou
- John Phillips - The Man Who Fell To Earth