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 Posted:   Dec 7, 2021 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

Despite this looking like something that most on this board are gonna hate, there are probably a few who'd like this.

"50 years since its release, the original motion picture soundtrack for Hal Ashby’s 1971 classic cult film ‘Harold and Maude’, made up exclusively of songs by Cat Stevens, will be released on 11th February 2022 via Island / Cat-O-Log / UMC. The new edition of the soundtrack will combine Cat Stevens’ 9 original songs, as well as dialogue from the film, for the first time.

Hal Ashby’s 1971 film about the unlikely friendship-turned-love story of suicidal teenager Harold Chasen (played by Bud Cort) and 79 year old free spirit Maude (played by Ruth Gordon) is now widely praised as a bona-fide cult classic. Filled with dark humour and existential drama, the film represents the potentially glorious benefits that can arise from a balanced partnership between conservative pragmatism and colourful free-spirited idealism. It reveals the deep lying synergy that exists between seemingly opposing views and how, when united, they can flourish to their mutual advantage.

The movie’s success and cult status has in part been bolstered by its whimsical and poignant soundtrack, in which all songs are performed by Cat Stevens. Originally not wanting to release the soundtrack in fear of it being perceived as a ‘greatest hits’ album in the early days of his career, film director Hal Ashby had to do some convincing. Having listened to songs from landmark albums ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ whilst editing Harold and Maude, Ashby knew from the start that he wanted exclusively Stevens’ songs to sonically narrate his film, and after a significant campaign, Ashby won Stevens over and thus, the soundtrack was brought to life."

Tracklist

1. Don't Be Shy
2. Dialogue 1 (I Go To Funerals)
3. On The Road To Find Out
4. I Wish I Wish
5. Tchaikovsky's Concerto No.1 in B
6. Dialogue 2 (How Many Suicides)
7. Marching Band / Dialogue 3 (Harold Meets Maude)
8. Miles From Nowhere
9. Tea For The Tillerman
10. I Think I See The Light
11. Dialogue 4 (Sunflower)
12. Where Do The Children Play?
13. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort vocal)
14. Strauss' Blue Danube
15. Dialogue 5 (Somersaults)
16. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
17. Dialogue 6 (Harold Loves Maude)
18. Trouble
19. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (ending)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LRQ6D1F/?tag=imwan-20

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2021 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

Just pre-ordered. I've actually been hoping for this for years, since I found out about the limited edition version that came out I think as a result of Cameron Crowe's efforts and fandom of the soundtrack. Thanks for the alert!

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2021 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

I have little recollection of the film though I remember enjoying it for being offbeat and quirky. I have no recollection of the soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2021 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Hallelujah!!!!! It's getting a CD!!!

The limited edition that Cameron Crowe did a few years back was LP-only. frown

I just hope the dialogue is limited to the dialogue tracks. I can't imagine they would be idiotic enough to put dialogue over the songs themselves, the way some 90s soundtracks did.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2021 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

It blows my mind that people will pay 2x the price for the hissy, poppy, inferior audio of the LP edition.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Ahh, my Hippie Days are going to become rekindled again when I get this! This may be a dumb question, as I'm not familiar with the label's name, but come February, will there be another announcement here on the board? By that time I may well have forgotten about it. Or will it be available on the various sites such as SAE or Intrada?

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

Much appreciated heads-up - thanks! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Ahh, my Hippie Days are going to become rekindled again when I get this! This may be a dumb question, as I'm not familiar with the label's name, but come February, will there be another announcement here on the board? By that time I may well have forgotten about it. Or will it be available on the various sites such as SAE or Intrada?

You can preorder it at Amazon right now, that's what I did. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

A big 'Thank You', James Luckard, I just pre-ordered it! Now I have to find my old Bell-Bottoms.

 
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