Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Holy Grail of soundtracks

Improbably enough, one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time has actually never been released in any format - Cat Stevens's amazing soundtrack to cult classic Harold and Maude. Until now.

Straight from CameronCrowe.com:

"Vinyl Films Records is honored to announce the release of the Holy Grail of unreleased soundtracks, Harold and Maude. Thirty-six years after its initial release, every one of Cat Stevens’ masterful songs from the film are compiled in one incredible package. In addition to such classics as “Miles From Nowhere”, “Where Do The Children Play?” and “Trouble”, the album includes the two songs written specifically for Harold and Maude, “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out” and “Don’t Be Shy”, along with alternate versions of both Harold and Maude tracks.

"Over two years in the making, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Harold and Maude comes with an extensive 36-page full-color booklet filled with never-before-seen photographs and an oral history of the making of the film and the music, as told by the filmmakers and participants. Also included is a bonus 7” single with unreleased versions of “Don’t Be Shy” and “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out”, two suitable-for-framing posters, and much more!"

As if I wasn't 100% totally obsessed with all things Cameron Crowe already, this might just push it over the edge.

They're only printing 2,500 copies on limited edition vinyl - sure to be collector's items. To purchase, head here.

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