David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Soundtrack Remastered For 40th Anniversary
Trip out with a brand-new version of the cult 1975 film.
Since David Bowie’s death in January, fans have been revisiting his amazing body of work, which was immense and legendary. Now, through sheer good luck, devotees to the iconic singer’s cinematic legacy will be able to relive the strange sonic landscapes from Bowie’s cult sci-fi classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth.
NME reports that the soundtrack to the film—which features music by songwriter John Phillips (of folk-rockers The Mamas and The Papas) and work from Japanese prog rocker Stomu Yamash’ta—will be remastered and released for the first time since 1976.
NME noted the masters of soundtrack to the Nicolas Roeg-directed film haven’t been available in the years since it was released:
However, the master tapes were lost, meaning that the soundtrack has been unavailable since its original release. The tapes were recently uncovered, meaning the soundtrack can be reissued for its 40th anniversary to coincide with a new cinema release for the film.
Bowie, oddly enough, wasn’t on the soundtrack, though he starred in the movie as an alien who crashed on Earth as he tried to ferry water to his dying home world.
The soundtrack will be available on vinyl and CDs and the box set will come with a booklet which features an interview Graeme Clifford, who edited the movie.
The Man Who Fell to Earth soundtrack will be out on Sept. 9, 2016. The movie will also be re-released in theaters that day, but unfortunately that’s only good news for English Bowie fans—the re-up is only coming to theaters in the United Kingdom.