BY: JOEY REAMS
Almost Famous caught the attention of rock fans worldwide as it tells a story about a young music journalist, William Miller, following his favorite band around and joining them on their antics while trying to write a story for the publication he works for. Now, for the film’s 20th anniversary, the soundtrack has been reissued as a mammoth new boxset made up of 102 tracks, including a 13-disc boxset, two six-LP editions, and a five-CD super deluxe set. A few artists on this massive soundtrack include Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, The Who, and Fleetwood Mac. Several unreleased songs will be included, such as Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” and On top of that, the boxset will also have all the music from the film’s fictional rock group, Stillwater. Finally, the boxset will also include numerous collectibles, including a 40-page photo book, backstage passes, Lester Bang’s Creem business card, replica ticket stubs, and William Miller’s Rolling Stone cover story on Stillwater. You can buy and order all the different versions here, and you can listen to the 102-track digital version below.
“We are extremely proud to revisit Almost Famous, a very special bounty of goodness,” director Cameron Crowe said in a statement. “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!”