First time on CD for the soundtrack to the 1973 comedy starring Malcolm McDowell. Musical score composed by Alan Price for which he won the British Academy Award. Standard jewelcase.
After playing the haunting organ intro to the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun," Alan Price went solo and carved himself a niche (in England, at least) as a pop craftsman. For many, his most enduring contribution has been this soundtrack to Lindsay Anderson's allegorical 1973 film about a coffee salesman. Price's characteristic keyboard flourishes are all over tracks like "Pastoral" and "Arrival," while the biting wit of "Poor People" and "Sell Sell" never once overshadows the innate tunefulness of the songs. Even if you've never seen the movie, Price's delightful and memorable score is highly recommended. --Dan Epstein