Nicolas Roeg and David Bowie’s science-fiction cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, which stars Bowie as an alien, debuted in 1976. Now, 40 years later, the soundtrack will be made commercially available for the very first time when the film returns to England theaters in September.
Bowie was originally supposed to handle the score, but Roeg decided to enlist John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, with contributions from Japanese composer Stomu Yamash’ta and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. However, several songs that Bowie wrote for The Man Who Fell to Earth ended up on his 1977 album Low.
The 2xCD is able to be released on Sept. 9 due to the recent discovery of lost master tapes, according to NME. A 2xLP deluxe box set that includes a 48-page hardcover book explaining why the soundtrack was never released, in addition to film set photos and notes from the film’s editor Graeme Clifford, will be released on Nov. 18.
Find The Man Who Fell to Earth’s tracklist below.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Tracklist:
1. Stomu Yamashta – Poker Dice
2. Louis Armstrong – Blueberry Hill
3. John Phillips – Jazz II
4. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Venus: The Bringer Of Peace
5. John Phillips – Boys From The South
6. Stomu Yamashta – 33 1/3
7. John Phillips – Rhumbha Boogie
8. The Kingston Trio – Try to Remember
9. Stomu Yamashta – Mandala
10. John Phillips – America
11. Stomu Yamashta – Wind Words
12. John Phillips – Jazz
1. Stomu Yamashta – One Way
2. John Phillips – Space Capsule
3. John Phillips – Bluegrass Breakdown
4. John Phillips – Desert Shack
5. Stomu Yamashta – Memory Of Hiroshima
6. John Phillips – Window
7. John Phillips – Alberto
8. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Mars: The Bringer Of War (Excerpt)
9. John Phillips – Liar, Liar
10. John Phillips – Hello Mary Lou
11. Robert Farnon – Silent Night
12. Genevieve Waite – Love Is Coming Back
13. John Phillips – The Man Who Fell To Earth (Demo)