To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the motion picture Forrest Gump, SRCVinyl is proud to announce the first ever North American vinyl pressing of the soundtrack, which is available for pre-order now HERE. All 32-tracks have been placed across three vinyl LPs to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and platting at RTI. The album will be available on 180 Gram "All American" Red, White and Blue vinyl LPs, pressed at United Record Pressing in the USA. First pressings will be hand numbered and limited.
The 32-song soundtrack from the film was originally released on July 6, 1994. The soundtrack includes songs from Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Dog Night, The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas & the Papas, The Doobie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Seger, and Buffalo Springfield, among others. Music producer Joel Sill reflected on compiling the soundtrack: ''We wanted to have very recognizable material that would pinpoint time periods, yet we didn't want to interfere with what was happening cinematically.'' The two-disc album has a variety of music from the 1950s–1980s performed by American artists. According to Sill, this was due to Zemeckis' request, ''All the material in there is American. Bob (Zemeckis) felt strongly about it. He felt that Forrest wouldn't buy anything but American.''
Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack is one of the most successful movie soundtrack albums of all time. The album - like the film - instantly captured the heart of America, going into the top 10 of Billboard's Pop Album chart and shipping over 1 million units in its first few weeks of release. This timeless double album of American Classics has since been certified DIAMOND - selling over 6 million copies.
''The movie Forrest Gump is about time. A simple man's journey through complicated times. The coming-of-age of a generation and a country. And at the heart of the story is the music. Music that lives with us, always there to remind us of the people, the places, and the events of our time.'' - Robert Zemeckis & Eric Roth
Release Date: November 04, 2014
- 180 Gram Red A/B Disc, White C/D Disc, and Blue E/F Disc
- Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray then plated at RTI
- First pressing is on an 'All American' limited Edition and Hand Numbered 3 180 Gram colored vinyl LPs - Red, White and Blue
- Vinyl made in America at United Records Pressing Plant
- Triple Panel Gatefold jacket. Matte paper finish with Spot UV
- Three matte 11 x 11 full color inserts
A1 Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
A2 Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
A3 Clarence "Frogman" Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
A4 The Rooftop Singers - The Walk Right In
A5 Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
A6 Joan Baez - Blowin' In The Wind
A7 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
B1 The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
B2 Aretha Franklin - Respect
B3 Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
B4 The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
B5 The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
B6 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth
C1 Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love
C2 The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
C3 Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
C4 Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
C5 The Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
C6 Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
D1 The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
D2 The Fifth Dimension - Medley: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
D3 Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
D4 Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
D5 The Supremes - Stoned Love
E1 B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
E2 Randy Newman - Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
E3 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
E4 The Doobie Brothers - The It Keeps You Runnin'
E5 Gladys Knight & The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
F1 Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
F2 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
F3 Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump Suite