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TMWFTE soundtrack issued after 40 years

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on August 16, 2016

 

“I found my thrill”

 

To celebrate STUDIOCANAL’s 40th Anniversary 4K release, UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) will be releasing for the very first time in any format, the original movie soundtrack containing music by John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas fame (who composed specifically for the film), and Stomu Yamash’ta.

 

Back in 1976 when the Pan paperback of the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell To Earth was published, the back cover stated: Album available on RCA.

 

The reason that record never came to be is a whole other story, and one that is covered in the beautiful 48-page hardback book that accompanies this upcoming deluxe double disc release. A double CD is due on September 9th with the deluxe 2CD/2LP box set due November 18th.

 

Fans have attempted to compile their own version of the soundtrack over the years (Hi Bert and Ole), but have never managed to source everything.

 

However, due to the recent discovery of lost master tapes it is now possible to present the original recordings on CD and aforementioned dual format CD/Vinyl Deluxe Box. The box features a reproduction of the original UK poster and 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 temporary soundtrack whilst working on the film.

 

This UMC version makes available for the first time ever, all of the Stomu Yamash’ta and John Phillips compositions used in The Man Who Fell To Earth, along with many other of John Phillips’ pieces that didn't make the final cut of the film.

 

Here’s the full tracklisting:

 

The Man Who Fell To Earth (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

 

CD 1

01 - Poker Dice by Stomu Yamash'ta

02 - Blueberry Hill (Single Version) by Gordon Jenkins Orchestra And Choir and Louis Armstrong

03 - Jazz II by John Phillips

04 - The Planets, Op. 32 Venus, The Bringer Of Peace by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst

05 - Boys From The South by John Phillips

06 - 33 1/3 by Stomu Yamash'ta

07 - Rhumba Boogie by John Phillips

08 - Try To Remember by The The Kingston Trio

09 - Mandala by Stomu Yamash'ta

10 - America by John Phillips

11 - Wind Words by Stomu Yamash'ta

12 - Jazz by John Phillips

 

CD 2

01 - One Way by Stomu Yamash'ta

02 - Space Capsule by John Phillips

03 - Bluegrass Breakdown by John Phillips

04 - Desert Shack by John Phillips

05 - Memory Of Hiroshima by Stomu Yamash'ta

06 - Window by John Phillips

07 - Alberto by John Phillips

08 - The Planets, Op. 32 Mars,The Bringer Of War (Excerpt) by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst

09 - Liar, Liar by John Phillips

10 - Hello Mary Lou by John Phillips

11 - Silent Night by Queen's Hall Light Orchestra & Robert Farnon

12 - Love Is Coming Back by Genevieve Waite and John Phillips

13 - The Man Who Fell To Earth (Demo) by John Phillips

 

The vinyl version contains the Stomu Yamash'ta and John Phillips tracks only.

 

Among the tracks in the film that didn’t make this soundtrack release are:

 

Enfantillages Pittoresques - Composed by Eric Satie - Performed by Frank Glazer

A Fool Such As I & Make The World Go Away - Both performed by Jim Reeves

Blue Bayou - Performed by Roy Orbison

True Love - Performed by Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

Stardust - Performed by Artie Shaw

Solo Whale - Recorded by Frank Watlington

 

We’re sure somebody out there will be able to point to more that we haven't mentioned?

 

#TMWFTEsoundtrack  #TheManWhoFellToEarth  #TMWFTE  #TJNewton  

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    16 August 2016
    TMWFTE soundtrack issued after 40 years

     

    “I found my thrill”

     

    To celebrate STUDIOCANAL’s 40th Anniversary 4K release, UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) will be releasing for the very first time in any format, the original movie soundtrack containing music by John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas fame (who composed specifically for the film), and Stomu Yamash’ta.

     

    Back in 1976 when the Pan paperback of the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell To Earth was published, the back cover stated: Album available on RCA.

     

    The reason that record never came to be is a whole other story, and one that is covered in the beautiful 48-page hardback book that accompanies this upcoming deluxe double disc release. A double CD is due on September 9th with the deluxe 2CD/2LP box set due November 18th.

     

    Fans have attempted to compile their own version of the soundtrack over the years (Hi Bert and Ole), but have never managed to source everything.

     

    However, due to the recent discovery of lost master tapes it is now possible to present the original recordings on CD and aforementioned dual format CD/Vinyl Deluxe Box. The box features a reproduction of the original UK poster and 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 temporary soundtrack whilst working on the film.

     

    This UMC version makes available for the first time ever, all of the Stomu Yamash’ta and John Phillips compositions used in The Man Who Fell To Earth, along with many other of John Phillips’ pieces that didn't make the final cut of the film.

     

    Here’s the full tracklisting:

     

    The Man Who Fell To Earth (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

     

    CD 1

    01 - Poker Dice by Stomu Yamash'ta

    02 - Blueberry Hill (Single Version) by Gordon Jenkins Orchestra And Choir and Louis Armstrong

    03 - Jazz II by John Phillips

    04 - The Planets, Op. 32 Venus, The Bringer Of Peace by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst

    05 - Boys From The South by John Phillips

    06 - 33 1/3 by Stomu Yamash'ta

    07 - Rhumba Boogie by John Phillips

    08 - Try To Remember by The The Kingston Trio

    09 - Mandala by Stomu Yamash'ta

    10 - America by John Phillips

    11 - Wind Words by Stomu Yamash'ta

    12 - Jazz by John Phillips

     

    CD 2

    01 - One Way by Stomu Yamash'ta

    02 - Space Capsule by John Phillips

    03 - Bluegrass Breakdown by John Phillips

    04 - Desert Shack by John Phillips

    05 - Memory Of Hiroshima by Stomu Yamash'ta

    06 - Window by John Phillips

    07 - Alberto by John Phillips

    08 - The Planets, Op. 32 Mars,The Bringer Of War (Excerpt) by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst

    09 - Liar, Liar by John Phillips

    10 - Hello Mary Lou by John Phillips

    11 - Silent Night by Queen's Hall Light Orchestra & Robert Farnon

    12 - Love Is Coming Back by Genevieve Waite and John Phillips

    13 - The Man Who Fell To Earth (Demo) by John Phillips

     

    The vinyl version contains the Stomu Yamash'ta and John Phillips tracks only.

     

    Among the tracks in the film that didn’t make this soundtrack release are:

     

    Enfantillages Pittoresques - Composed by Eric Satie - Performed by Frank Glazer

    A Fool Such As I & Make The World Go Away - Both performed by Jim Reeves

    Blue Bayou - Performed by Roy Orbison

    True Love - Performed by Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

    Stardust - Performed by Artie Shaw

    Solo Whale - Recorded by Frank Watlington

     

    We’re sure somebody out there will be able to point to more that we haven't mentioned?

     

    #TMWFTEsoundtrack  #TheManWhoFellToEarth  #TMWFTE  #TJNewton