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Various Artists

Almost Famous - Original Soundtrack

Universal

Released: 9th July 2021

5xCD Boxset£134.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 9th July 2021
2xCD£11.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 9th July 2021
2xLP 180g Vinyl£40.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 9th July 2021


Iconic soundtrack for a modern classic, featuring unreleased music from a slew of big bands.
OST 2LP 180-GRAM BLACK VINYL ALL-RETAIL EDITION
5xCD BOXSET
2x Deluxe CD

Every song from the film has been cleared, except for 2 Black Sabbath songs, totaling 47 music tracks including exceptionally hard to clear acts like all 5 Led Zeppelin songs (unprecedented), Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, and Steely Dan to name a few. Including memorable film dialog sound bites between the songs, the first 3CDs in this expanded soundtrack edition totals over three and a half hours of rock ‘n’ roll greatness and over ninety-minutes more of extra music on CDs 4 & 5.

All 6 Stillwater songs will be “officially” released for the first time (technically they were released on a Cameron Crowe sanctioned bootleg vinyl edition) along with demos for the Stillwater songs by songwriters Nancy Wilson and Peter Frampton, Stillwater backstage jams and Nancy Wilson’s original score music.

Unreleased music includes:

The Who “Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version)” – a brand new mix matching the unique edit experienced in the film approved by The Who only for this expanded soundtrack reissue.

Elton John “Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version)” – Paramount gave us the film’s isolated audio tracks and we created a brand-new mix of the iconic Elton song “Tiny Dancer” recreating that poignant moment in the film where the cast sing along with the song on the tour bus. We’ve expanded the experience to feature as much of Elton’s song except where the cast members sing to maintain that emotional moment and this timeless classic by Elton. (awaiting Elton’s final approval)

Stillwater – “Something In The Air” – the original soundtrack featured the Thunderclap Newman recording, but this recording is never heard in the actual film. The song is featured during a hotel room scene where the film’s fictitious band Stillwater are playing the song acoustically to friends and this is the version that will be in the Uber and two Super Deluxes, while the Thunderclap Newman version will remain on configs featuring the OST.

Steely Dan “Reeling In The Years (Live)” – during the film this song is featured in the background while cast members are watching “The Midnight Special” TV performance by Steely Dan which has never been released on an album until now.

Jeff Bebe “Greenville Riff” (title not final) – Stillwater band member Jeff Bebe is seen in his hotel room jamming on an acoustic guitar for a few seconds, the full nearly 2 minute jam captured during filming will be included on this reissue.

Stillwater “Cover Of The Rolling Stone” – the moment Stillwater find out they will be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine they break out into an a cappella performance of this song.

Neil Young “Cortez The Killer (Live)” – in the film Cameron Crowe used a bootleg live recorrding of Neil Young’s live performance from the Paramount Theatre on March 13, 1999. Neil Young has graciously found his 8-track analog multi-track recording of the performance and newly mixed it for this boxset.

Stillwater Demos – Nancy Wilson recorded demos using her vocals for the 4 Stillwater songs she wrote as did Peter Frampton for the 2 Stillwater songs he wrote and all 7 demos (“Love Comes And Goes” has two demos) are released here for the first time.

Stillwater Backstage Jams – we’ve found 3 recordings by Stillwater performed during film shooting of acoustical recordings for Led Zeppelin’s “That’s The Way,” Neil Young’s “Down By The River” and their own “Fever Dog”.

Nancy Wilson Film Score – other than “Lucky Trumble” featured on the original OST – all of Nancy Wilson’s original score music has never been released officially until now including 14 recordings that didn’t make the final film all together totaling 37 minutes in complete length.

OST 2LP 180-GRAM BLACK VINYL ALL-RETAIL EDITION

Original soundtrack released officially on vinyl for the first time.
2-CD DELUXE EDITION

CD 1: OST
CD 2: Highlights from of the expanded soundtrack songs.
5CD SUPER DELUXE

CDs 1-3: 65 track expanded soundtrack: 47 songs, 18 film dialog snippets.
CD 4: 6 Stillwater songs, 7 Stillwater demos (5 recorded by Nancy Wilson, 2 recorded by Peter Frampton), 3 Stillwater backstage acoustical jams.
CD 5: 21 Nancy Wilson score tracks, 14 of which never were used in the film
William’s High School Notebook with 40 pages holds:
Unreleased photos and stories, memories and dedications from Cameron Crowe, cast members, Nancy Wilson and crew
Stillwater Fillmore East Poster: 24”x20”
Rolling Stone Newsprint – faithfully recreated 1973 Rolling Stone on newspaper featuring the cover edition with Stillwater and a brand new fully written article from William’s perspective about Stillwater that was recently completed by Rolling Stone magazine in conjunction with Cameron Crowe
2 x Replica Ticket Stubs (Cleveland and San Diego)
SUPER DELUXE 5CD - *Previously unreleased (US ONLY)
CD1
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks
The Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood
America – Simon & Garfunkel
“One Day You’ll Be Cool”
Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version) – The Who*
Search And Destroy – Iggy & The Stooges
“Rock N’ Roll It’s Over”
It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
“Don’t Take Drugs”
Teacher (U.S. Version) – Jethro Tull
“We Are Band Aids”
Roundabout – Yes
“Incendiary”
I’ve Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People – Yes
Feel Flows – The Beach Boys
“This Is Penny Lane”
River – Joni Mitchell
“Piggyback Ride”
Fever Dog – Stillwater
CD2
Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart
Small Time Blues (Acoustic) – The Hyatt Singers
Something In The Air – Stillwater & Cast*
Easy To Slip – Little Feat
“Rolling Stone Magazine”
Go All The Way – The Raspberries
Mr. Farmer – The Seeds
One Way Out (Live) – The Allman Brothers Band
“Don’t Forget The Rules”
Albert Flasher (Live) – The Guess Who
Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Just Make Us Look Cool”
Love Thing – Stillwater
That’s The Way – Led Zeppelin
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Future Games – Fleetwood Mac
Burn – Deep Purple
You Had To Be There – Stillwater
“I Am A Golden God”
Dear Jill – Blodwyn Pig
Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version) – Elton John and Cast*
CD 3
Looking At You – MC5
Reeling In The Years (Live) – Steely Dan*
Lucky Trumble – Nancy Wilson
Untitled – Jeff Bebe*
I’m Waiting For The Man (Live) – David Bowie
“Your Mom Kind Of Freaked Me Out”
“Please Welcome Stillwater!”
Love Comes And Goes – Stillwater
“You Gotta Take What You Can, When You Can”
The Wind – Cat Stevens
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Slip Away – Clarence Carter
Misty Mountain Hop – Led Zeppelin
Wishing Well – Free
“Cover Of The Rolling Stone”
Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – Elton John
Colour My World – Jefferson High School Band
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Cortez The Killer (Live) – Neil Young*
“You Made Friends With Them”
The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
“We All Know What You Did To Him”
Bron-Yr-Aur – Led Zeppelin
“What Do You Love About Music?”
Tangerine – Led Zeppelin
CD 4 - STILLWATER
Fever Dog
Love Thing
You Had To Be There
Hour Of Need
Chance Upon You
Love Comes And Goes
CD 4 - STILLWATER DEMOS
Love Comes And Goes (Early Version)*
Fever Dog*
Love Thing*
Chance Upon You*
Love Comes And Goes*
Hour Of Need*
You Had To Be There*
CD 4 - STILLWATER BACKSTAGE JAMS*
That’s The Way (Acoustic) – Larry Fellows & Ed Valencourt
Down By The River (Acoustic) – Larry Fellows & Ed Valencourt
Fever Dog (Acoustic) - Stillwater
CD 5 - Original Motion Picture Score
Prefunction*
Cabin By The River*
Lucky Trumble
Dapple Tree*
Cabin In The Air*
Dear Peggy*
Bye Bye Now*
CD 5 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE OUTTAKES*
Cabin (Outtake 1)
Moody
Morocco
Aurora
Mood Swing
The Teenager
Borealis
Strummy
Tiny Dancer Intro
Mando Swagger
Cabin (Outtake 2)
Love Stomp
Function
Aaron’s Real Room
DELUXE EDITION 2-CD - *Previously unreleased
CD1
America – Simon & Garfunkel
Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version) – The Who*
It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
I’ve Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People – Yes
Feel Flows – The Beach Boys
Fever Dog – Stillwater
Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart
Mr. Farmer – The Seeds
One Way Out (Live) – The Allman Brothers Band
Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
That’s The Way – Led Zeppelin
Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version) – Elton John and Cast*
Lucky Trumble – Nancy Wilson
I’m Waiting For The Man (Live) – David Bowie
The Wind – Cat Stevens
Slip Away – Clarence Carter
Something In The Way – Thunderclap Newman
CD2
The Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood
Search And Destroy – Iggy & The Stooges
Teacher (U.S. Version) – Jethro Tull
Roundabout – Yes
River – Joni Mitchell
Small Time Blues (Acoustic) – The Hyatt Singers
Go All The Way – The Raspberries
Albert Flasher (Live) – The Guess Who
Future Games – Fleetwood Mac
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Burn – Deep Purple
Dear Jill – Blodwyn Pig
Reeling In The Years (Live) – Steely Dan
Looking At You – MC5
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Love Comes And Goes – Stillwater
Love Thing – Stillwater
Hour Of Need - Stillwater
OST 2LP - *Previously unreleased
LP1 - SIDE A
America - Simon & Garfunkel
Sparks - The Who
It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - Todd Rundgren
I've Seen All Good People: Your Move - Yes
Feel Flows - The Beach Boys
LP1 - B
Fever Dog - Stillwater
Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart
Mr. Farmer - The Seeds
One Way Out (Live) - The Allman Brothers Band
LP2 - SIDE C
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
That's The Way - Led Zeppelin
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
LP2 - SIDE D
Lucky Trumble - Nancy Wilson
I'm Waiting For The Man (Live) - David Bowie
The Wind - Cat Stevens
Slip Away - Clarence Carter
Something In The Way - Thunderclap Newman