Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical movie, Almost Famous, and its soundtrack are slowly turning into a cult in itself. As Rolling Stone points out, “the Almost Famous soundtrack was pressed on vinyl so few times that the original record is rare — a dream for every collector who just wants to light a candle and see their entire future.”
This might be just some of the reasons why Crowe has decided to expand the soundtrack into a limited-edition box set, out July 9th via UMe.
The film celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, which included a podcast, cast reunion, and an unearthing of Crowe’s archive. The upcoming box set marks the first-ever release of all the music featured in the film — from all 5 Led Zeppelin songs to the cast singalong of “Tiny Dancer.” The soundtrack also includes dialogue soundbites that many fans of the film are quite familiar with.
The “Uber Box” edition contains 103 tracks spread across 5 CDs, 7 LPs, and a 7-inch of Stillwater’s “Fever Dog.” It also includes William Miller’s Rolling Stone cover story on the band, a 40-page photo book, backstage passes, Lester Bang’s Creem business card, and more.
Crowe will also release the film in 4K Ultra HD in a limited-edition Steelbook, as well as a Blu-ray, out July 13th. “We are extremely proud to revisit Almost Famous with a very special bounty of goodness,” he 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!”