In his film Almost Famous, director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Singles) explores a subject near and dear to his heart: the rock 'n' roll of the '70s and the journalists who covered it. Crowe, a onetime rock journalist, has also assembled a soundtrack boasting an astonishing array of heavy hitters, including the Who ("Sparks"), Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Simple Man"), and Yes ("I've Seen All Good People"). Apparently Crowe was able to secure the Led Zeppelin track "That's the Way" -- quite a coup, as it's Zep's first soundtrack appearance ever -- by drawing on his own deep roots in the music industry. Even though the track listing features all big names, Crowe's known passion for music compelled him to dig deeper for material, so he treats listeners to David Bowie's live cover of the Velvet Underground's "I'm Waiting for the Man" and the Beach Boys' 1971 psychedelic nugget "Feel Flows." Also included is a Donovan-like instrumental from former Heart member -- and Crowe's wife -- Nancy Wilson ("Mr. Trumble") and "Fever Dog," a cock-rock stomper by Stillwater, the fictional band at the center of Almost Famous. With this soundtrack, Crowe once again merges his love for rock and the big screen into a seamless work that honors the past while adding to its legacy.
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Performance CreditsAllman Brothers Band Track Performer
Beach Boys Track Performer
David Bowie Track Performer
Clarence Carter Track Performer
Elton John Track Performer
Led Zeppelin Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Performer
Thunderclap Newman Track Performer
Todd Rundgren Track Performer
Seeds Track Performer
Simon & Garfunkel Track Performer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens) Track Performer
Rod Stewart Track Performer
Who Track Performer
Yes Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Track Performer
Stillwater Track Performer
Technical CreditsJon Anderson Composer
Chris Squire Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens) Composer
Marcus Daniel Composer
Elmore James Composer
Marshall Sehorn Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Cameron Crowe Producer
Danny Bramson Producer
William Armstrong Composer
Wilbur Terrell Composer
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ALMOST FAMOUS IS AN AWESOME MOVIE!!! GO SEE IT!!!
great soundtrack to follow up a great movie. I definately recomend to everyone
Almost Famous is one of the best movies. Its soundtrack is fabuloso, as well!! "Fever Dog" is a must-listen!!!!
This CD was absolutely amazing!! I especially enjoyed the Beach boy's Feel flows. It's a classic CD.
I think ''Almost Famous'' is the best movie ever, and the soundtrack is awesome too--the first time Led Zeppelin is ever on a soundtrack! Lynyrd Skynyrd is also one of the best!
Almost Famous was one of the best movies I've ever seen. It was wonderfully scripted and the acting was amazing. It was funny but also intelligent, and took an in depth look at the trials and tribulations of a rock-band and the fans who love them.
THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!! AND THE SOUNDTRACK ROCKS TOO!!! IF U HAVEN'T SEEN IT GO AND SEE IT OK.
Absolutely awesome - it is as good as the soundtrack of ''Forest Gump'' as well as ''Casino''. Worth having one in your collection.