40 Years Later, 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' Soundtrack Set For First Ever Release
In 1976 David Bowie landed his first major role in a full-length film with the starring slot in Nicholas Roeg's cult sci-fi classic The Man Who Fell To Earth. Portraying a humanoid alien with ambitions of returning to his doomed home planet with water from Earth, Bowie proved to be just as magnetic on-screen as he was onstage. This year marks 40 laps around the red sun for The Man Who Fell To Earth, and it's being celebrated with screenings in the UK beginning September 9th.
The soundtrack, however, has never officially been released. But thanks to the recent discovery of the master tapes of John Phillips and Stomu Yamashta's score, it appears it will finally see the light of day. That score is now slated to be released for the first time ever as a 2xCD and 2xLP box set (complete with set photos and an essay explaining the release's delay) on the very same day of the film's reprisal. You can pre-order your copy of the box set today ahead of the official drop via uDiscover. Let's hope the celebration makes its way across the pond for stateside marvel.