David Bowie's The Man Who Fell To Earth soundtrack will be released for the first time
David Bowie might be gone, but his rich cultural legacy lives on. This September, Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 science-fiction film The Man Who Fell To Earth (which stars Bowie as an alien who comes to Earth in search of water for his home planet) will return to theaters in England for its 30th anniversary, and the screenings will be accompanied by an official release of the film’s soundtrack, which was never released due to a misplacement of the master tapes.
Now that those tapes have finally been unearthed, The Man Who Fell To Earth‘s soundtrack will debut as a double CD on Sep. 9, with a deluxe vinyl box set to follow on Nov. 18. The deluxe edition will be accompanied by a 48-page hardcover book explaining the soundtrack’s complicated history, as well as a new essay about the film by Paolo Hewitt and notes from the film’s editor Graeme Clifford.
The soundtrack includes music by John Phillips and Stomu Yamash’ta. Although Bowie starred in the film, he did not contribute any songs to the soundtrack.