This year is the 40th anniversary since the film that David Bowie had his first starring role in, “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” was released. What better way to celebrate this milestone than with the long-awaited release of the film’s soundtrack?
The 1976 fantasy/drama directed by Nicolas Roeg will be returning to English theaters on September 9, along with the release of its two-disc soundtrack in stores on the same day.
The soundtrack was supposed to be released back when the film came out, but due to certain circumstances it never was. According to NME, upon recently uncovering tapes that were apparently “lost,” the soundtrack featuring Stomu Yamash’ta and John Philips, who was a songwriter for The Mamas And The Papas, can now be reissued for a release coinciding with the film.
A special soundtrack box set will also be available at a later date that’ll include both vinyl and CDs, a 48-page book talking about why the soundtrack was never released, which also features an essay about the film by journalist Paolo Hewitt, and notes from the film’s editor Graeme Clifford.
Find the full track listing of the two-disc soundtrack on David Bowie’s Facebook page.