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Forrest Gump soundtrack to be reissued on vinyl for its 20th anniversary

on September 09, 2014, 8:22pm

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump, its chart-topping soundtrack will be reissued on vinyl for the first time ever in North America. Due out on November 4th, the remastered 32-track collection will span three LPs, each one boasting a patriotic shade of red, white, and blue.

The choice in vinyl color can be attributed to the music itself, which features American classics by Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Four Tops, among many others.

“All the material in there is American,” soundtrack producer Joel Sill told Rolling Stone of the song selection. “Bob [Zemeckis, the movie’s director] felt strongly about it. He felt that Forrest wouldn’t buy anything but American [music].”

Screenwriter Eric Roth further emphasized the importance of said music and its effect on the film’s overall narrative, adding: ”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.”

The Forrest Gump vinyl reissue will only be available for a limited time and each LP will be hand-numbered. Pre-orders are ongoing.

In related news, Forrest Gump was recently re-released to IMAX movie theaters. Below, revisit a few of the film’s great music-related scenes, followed by the full tracklist.

Forrest Gump Official Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
02. Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy
03. But I Do (I Don’t Know Why) – Clarence Henry
04. Walk Right In – The Rooftop Singers
05. Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
06. Blowin’ In The Wind – Joan Baez
07. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
08. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – Four Tops
09. Respect – Aretha Franklin
10. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan
11. Sloop John B – The Beach Boys
12. California Dreamin’ – Mamas & The Papas
13. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
14. What The World Needs Now Is Love – Jackie DeShannon
15. Break On Through (To The Other Side) – Doors
16. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
17. Volunteers – Jefferson Airplane
18. Let’s Get Together – The Youngbloods
19. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
20. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) – The Byrds
21. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In – The Fifth Dimension
22. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson
23. Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
24. Stoned Love – Supremes
25. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – B.J. Thomas
26. Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man) – Randy Newman
27. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
28. It Keeps You Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
29. I’ve Got To Use My Imagination – Gladys Knight / The Pips
30. On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
31. Against The Wind – Bob Seger
32. Forrest Gump Suite – Alan Silvestri

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