Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe


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Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was a semi-autobiographical account of Crowe’s own experiences with several of the biggest bands of the 1970s.

The film’s Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, featuring many iconic songs of the era as well as original music conceived for the film, is just as celebrated, and on July 6 it will be revisited in deluxe format via UMe.

“We are extremely proud to revisit ALMOST FAMOUS with a very special bounty of goodness,” said Cameron Crowe. “For the first time, we’ve created a Deluxe Soundtrack that features nearly every song from the film, along with Nancy Wilson’s wonderfully evocative score. We’re also thrilled to finally preserve both versions of the film, along with a collection of rare new bonus features, on these beautiful new 4K and Blu-ray releases as part of Paramount Presents. Long live physical media!”

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Peter Frampton served as the film’s technical advisor and helped compose some of the songs that Stillwater performed in the film. A press release notes that “Crowe found supremely qualified collaborators by drafting Wilson to compose the score and to team with Frampton to help write credible rock songs for Stillwater. For the new release of the soundtrack music, all of Wilson’s brilliant score music is included, along with 14 score outtakes that didn’t make the final film.”

As announced recently, the Almost Famous soundtrack will be available in a variety of editions, including the limited Uber Box, detailed in a news release as follows:

Five CDs, seven 180-gram black vinyl discs, and a brand new 7-inch for Stillwater’s “Fever Dog.” The expanded soundtrack includes songs from The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Who, and Yes, plus all the songs created for the film’s fictional aspiring rock group Stillwater, most written for the movie by Cameron Crowe, Heart’s Nancy Wilson and Grammy Award-winning guitarist, Peter Frampton.

The Uber Box includes bonus items such as a 40-page photo book and memoir housed in a film-prop-replica of William Miller’s high-school notebook complete with writings by Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson, along with cast and crew members; the first-ever complete William Miller cover story on Stillwater as a 1973 Rolling Stone newsprint; two replica ticket stubs from Stillwater’s San Diego and Cleveland concerts; and a Stillwater tour poster. Exclusively available only in the Uber Boxset is a Stillwater Cleveland concert poster and a backstage poster; six film-prop-replica backstage passes (some seen throughout the film); three film-prop-replica business cards for Dick Roswell (Stillwater road manager), Lester Bangs (Creem magazine), and Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone magazine); and three photo prints of cast members.

The 5-CD Super Deluxe:

The Almost Famous soundtrack is reissued as a super deluxe 5CD with 47 songs from the film including Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac & 6 Stillwater songs. Unreleased songs: “Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version)” with Elton John & cast, The Who’s “Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version)” & more. Includes film dialog, Stillwater demos & jams and original score tracks by Nancy Wilson plus William Miller cover story on Stillwater as a ’73 Rolling Stone newsprint, book, concert tickets & poster.

The 2-CD Deluxe:

Celebrating 20 years of the Academy Award winning film by Cameron Crowe, the Grammy® winning Almost Famous soundtrack is reissued as a deluxe 2CD with 35 songs from the film including Stillwater, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and many more. Unreleased songs: “Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version)” with Elton John & cast and the unique mix & edit for The Who’s “Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version).” Newly expanded artwork includes unreleased photos and an introduction by Cameron Crowe.

The 6-LP Super Deluxe:

The Grammy® Award winning Almost Famous soundtrack is reissued as a super deluxe 6LP 180-gram vinyl boxset with 47 songs from the film including Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac & 6 Stillwater songs. Unreleased songs: “Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version)” with Elton John & cast, The Who’s “Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version)” & more. Collectibles include a Stillwater poster, concert tickets, 40-page book & the William Miller cover story on Stillwater as a ’73 Rolling Stone newsprint.


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