Vinyl Dynamite #52: A Couple Soundtracks
Today, for your listening pleasure, are a selection of tracks from the films After the Fox (1966) and O Lucky Man! (1973). Both were bargain bin finds that peaked my curiosity...
After the Fox (1966)
I haven't seen the After the Fox (1966), but I can pretty much predict what it'll be like, so I'm not in any rush. However, running across the soundtrack recently, I was a little intrigued to hear Peter Sellers sing alongside The Hollies, to a Burt Bacharach- Hal David number.
Turns out it's pretty awful. I know Sellers made several attempts at recordings; unfortunately, his talents were best conveyed on screen, if you get my drift.
"After the Fox" Sung by The Hollies and Peter Sellers
The much better instrumental version:
Additional track: "Italian Fuzz"
O Lucky Man! (1973)
O Lucky Man! is another film I haven't seen, but actually have been meaning to see it. I've heard good things. Its soundtrack is composed by former Animals keyboardist, Alan Price, and was pretty well received critically.
I'd describe Price's work here as a Harry Nilsson - Randy Newman - early solo McCartney combo. Truthfully, not as good as any of the above listed names, but a worthy imitation. For me, there are a few "meh" duds on here, but overall, a solid LP - well worth the two bucks I paid for this bargain bin find.
"O Lucky Man!"