Forrest Gump (The Soundtrack) - Various Artists on Limited Edition 180g 3LP
32 American Classics on 3LPs!
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic 1994 motion picture Forrest Gump, SRC Vinyl released the first ever North American vinyl pressing of its equally compelling soundtrack in 2014. All 32-tracks have been pressed across three vinyl LPs to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and platting at RTI.
The soundtrack from the film was originally released on July 6, 1994 and includes songs from Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, 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, Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, and Buffalo Springfield, among many 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 three-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, shooting into the top 10 on Billboard's Pop Album chart and shipping over 1 million units in its first few weeks of release. This timeless 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