There’s been a hole in the fabric of the film/music world for many, many, many years: late-great director Hal Ashby’s bizarre, romantic masterpiece Harold and Maude was blessed with a Cat Steven’s soundtrack (one that featured two songs written specifically for the film) that never truly saw the light of day. Yes, “Don’t Be Shy” and “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out” were released on the Footsteps in the Dark compilation in ’84, but besides that the original sound track of the film has gone unreleased.
Cameron Crowe (yes, that Cameron Crowe) has a little company called Vinyl Films and they’ve put together one of the better LP packages we’ve ever seen. Compiling the entire soundtrack, plus the most extensive interviews about the film, well, ever, Crowe has put together a fantastic package for this never-before released gem. It’s got posters, booklets, a limited edition 7-inch, and, best of all, a multi-colored record. And you can only get it from Light In The Attic.
The full details after the jump.
Vinyl Films Records has just release 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!
Available only on 2500 copies of Limited Edition Vinyl.
LP Package also includes -
- 2 foldout 18″ x 24″ posters
- Bonus 7″ with previously unreleased tracks
1. Side One:
2. Don’t Be Shy
3. On The Road To Find Out
4. I Wish, I Wish
5. Miles From Nowhere
6. Tea For The Tillerman
7. I Think I See The Light
1. Where Do The Children Play?
2. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
3. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (banjo instrumental)*
5. Don’t Be Shy (alternate version)*
6. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (instrumental version)*
a) Don’t Be Shy (demo version)*
b) If You want To Sing Out, Sing Out (alternate version)*