Thursday, April 3, 2008

Burt Bacharach - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969)

Not really a rarity or an album that's difficult to get, but it's the soundtrack to my all time favorite movie - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (Robert Redford). The film is only loosely based on historical fact, but it popularized the legends of these Western icons.
The film was directed by George Roy Hill and produced at 20th Century Fox by John Foreman from a screenplay by William Goldman. The music score was by Burt Bacharach and the cinematography by Conrad L. Hall. Along with Newman and Redford, the film stars Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars and Donnelly Rhodes.
The film won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical), Best Music, Song (Burt Bacharach and Hal David for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced. It was nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Sound".
Source: Wikipedia

Tracklist: 1. The Sundance Kid, 2. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (B.J. Thomas Vocal), 3. Not Goin' Home Anymore, 4. South American Getaway, 5. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Instrumental), 6. On a Bicycle Built For Joy (B.J. Thomas Vocal), 7. Come Touch the Sun, 8. The Old Fun City (N.Y. Sequence), 9. Not Goin' Home Anymore (Reprise).
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1 comment:

Top Cat said...

"South American Getaway" was in a JC Penny advertisement, I think.
Great stuff - thank-you.