Light in the Attic Records, the local modern day Sub Pop of cool and obscure re-releases (Betty Davis anyone?) and cool up-and-coming Seattle bands (Saturday Knights and The Blakes), is re-releasing the Harold and Maude soundtrack on vinyl.
Described as "the Holy Grail" of unreleased soundtracks, this LP includes tons of extra goodies. While I am not a Cat Stevens fan, I am a fan of the obscure and rare (plus I also enjoy finding great vinyl records) and this puppy seems to be both.
The details from LITA's Web site:
Vinyl Films Records has just release the Holy Grail of unreleased soundtracks, Harold and Maude!
Thirty-six years after its initial release, every one of Cat Stevens' masterful songs from the film are compiled in one incredible package. In addition to such classics as "Miles From Nowhere", "Where Do The Children Play?" and "Trouble", the album includes the two songs written specifically for Harold and Maude, "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out" and "Don't Be Shy", along with alternate versions of both Harold and Maude tracks.
Over two years in the making, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Harold and Maude comes with an extensive 36-page full-color booklet filled with never-before-seen photographs and an oral history of the making of the film and the music, as told by the filmmakers and participants. Also included is a bonus 7" single with unreleased versions of "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out", two suitable-for-framing posters, and much more!
Available only on 2500 copies of Limited Edition Vinyl.
LP Package also includes –
– 2 foldout 18" x 24" posters
– Bonus 7" with previously unreleased tracks
1. Side One:
2. Don't Be Shy
3. On The Road To Find Out
4. I Wish, I Wish
5. Miles From Nowhere
6. Tea For The Tillerman
7. I Think I See The Light
1. Where Do The Children Play?
2. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
3. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (banjo instrumental)*
5. Don't Be Shy (alternate version)*
6. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (instrumental version)*
a) Don't Be Shy (demo version)*
b) If You want To Sing Out, Sing Out (alternate version)*
* previously unreleased
Here is the plot summary of the movie from imdb.com for those not familiar with the film.
Harold is a depressed, death-obsessed 20-year-old man-child who spends his free time attending funerals and committing suicide in front of his mother, but he does not die. At a funeral, Harold befriends Maude, a 79-year-old woman who has a zest for life. She and Harold spend much time together during which she exposes him to the wonders and possibilities of life. After rejecting his mother's three attempts to set him up with a potential wife, and committing fake suicide in front of all of them, Harold announces that he is to be married to Maude. However, Maude has a surprise for Harold that is to change his life forever.