Added on Thursday, December 09, 2021
A&M Records presents the soundtrack for the 1971 comedy Harold and Maude. The album contains nine original songs performed by Cat Stevens, and additional dialogue and instrumental music from the film
A&M Records presents the soundtrack for the 1971 comedy Harold and Maude. The album contains nine original songs performed by Cat Stevens, and additional dialogue and instrumental music from the film.
The soundtrack is available digitally and physically (on CD and vinyl)
Harold and Maude is directed by Hal Ashby with Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner and Ellen Geer.
In the Farrelly Brothers’ hit comedy There’s Something About Mary (1998), the title character, played by Cameron Diaz, calls Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude “the greatest love story of our time.” The line clearly shows how much Bobby and Peter Farrelly think of Ashby’s work. The irony, of course, is that most fans of the Farrelleys’ movies — Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, Shallow Hal — will not know what to make of a beast like Harold and Maude. For while the Farrellys crank out fodder for the mainstream, Ashby does none of the sort. He lives in the cult, where films try to break the rules, and Harold and Maude is no exception. Storytelling conventions need not apply, as Ashby explores existential themes of life, love and death set to Cat Stevens’ carefree soundtrack in Entertainment Weekly‘s choice for the #4 Cult Film of All Time. It’s easily one of the most unique films you’ll ever see. ( - Film Spectrum - )