Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. promotional copy of Harold and Maude by Cat Stevens, pressed on glow-in-the-dark vinyl.
Note: Only 50 copies were pressed on glow-in-the-dark vinyl; this pressing had a special cover and label that resembled a vintage Trademark of Quality label bootleg LP and was issued only as a promotional item. All copies sold in stores had the standard cover. There were eight different colored vinyl versions of this LP; this is the rarest variation.
About this copy: This copy of Harold and Maude is a 2007 U.S. Vinyl Films label pressing and is a soundtrack to the film of the same name that was released in 1971.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably unplayed.
This album should include the same contents as all of the other vinyl releases of this title:
- 36 page booklet
- two posters
- a bonus single with picture sleeve
This particular pressing, which was limited to just 50 copies, has a plain white cover with the title “Cat Stevens ‘Harold and Maude'” rubber-stamped on it and a rubber stamped Trademark of Quality logo on the back cover.
The loose bag wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. The words “GLOW IN THE DARK” have been written in blue marker on the wrap, probably by a record company employee. This can easily be removed by wiping it off with a paper towel.
A gorgeous copy of a very rare Cat Stevens LP.
Background: The cult film Harold and Maude was released in 1971, and the soundtrack to the film included some songs by Cat Stevens that were written especially for the film.
While no proper soundtrack was issued at the time, a Japanese LP was issued that included some of the material from the film, along with other Cat Stevens songs that were not used in the movie.
In 2007, a limited edition, vinyl-only pressing of 2500 copies was released that included, for the first time, all of Steven’s songs that were used in the film.
While most copies were black vinyl, the album was also pressed on eight different colors of colored vinyl, with the glow-in-the-dark version being the most limited.
Cat Stevens’ score for the 1971 cult classic Harold and Maude was more or less a compilation of highlights from his two 1970 albums, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman. The singer/songwriter’s introspective folk missives brimmed with coming of age romanticism and an earthy charm that complemented the film’s existentialist themes while offsetting its quirky black humor. Additionally, he added two newly written songs, the affirmational “Don’t Be Shy” and the eternally hummable “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out,” and stripped some of his existing material down to instrumental or alternate versions to serve as incidental music. Stevens’ songs are big part of Harold and Maude’s appeal and for many fans, songs like “On the Road to Find Out” and “Trouble” are eternally linked to the movie’s free-spirited narrative about the unlikely romance between a melancholic 19-year-old and a woman 60 years his senior.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Vinyl Films|
|Year of Release:||2007|