Various Artists - Forrest Gump - The Soundtrack (2xLP Vinyl)

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Forrest Gump (1994) is one of the most successful films ever made, winning Tom Hanks his second successive Best Actor Oscar (he won the previous year for Philadelphia) as well as claiming the Best Picture Oscar and many other awards and nominations, including several for music. A unique fable of American life from the 1950s to the 80s, the film blends comedy, drama, war, romance and groundbreaking special effects into a social and political portrait of the passing years, all seen through the eyes of the intellectually challenged but immensely likeable Forrest Gump. The soundtrack is a double album featuring 31 classic pop tunes plus a suite from Alan Silvestri's rich orchestral music, represented more completely on the companion score album. Opening with Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog", this is a fine anthology of three decades of American music, taking in everything from Joan Baez's "Blowin' In The Wind" to Aretha Franklin's "Respect", The Mammas and The Papas' "California Dreamin'" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson". Here also is Scott McKenzie with "San Francisco", plus Jefferson Airplane, the Supremes, Lynyrd Skynrd and many more


What a fantastic soundtrack!! So many hits!! Timeless classic, i'm only young and in my mid 20's and I love nearly every track on this record, its fantastic! and a really great homage to the movie!

By: Michelle

Disc: 1
1 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
2 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy
3 (I Don't Know Why) But I Do - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
4 Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
5 Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
6 Blowin' In the Wind - Joan Baez
7 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
9 Respect - Aretha Franklin
Disc: 2
1 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
2 Sloop John B. - The Beach Boys
3 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
4 For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
5 What the World Needs Now Is Love - Jackie DeShannon
6 Break On Through (To the Other Side) - The Doors
7 Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
8 Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane
Disc: 3
1 Let's Get Together - The Youngbloods
2 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie
3 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) - The Byrds
4 Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) - The 5th Dimension
5 Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
6 Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
7 Stoned Love - The Supremes
8 Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - B.J. Thomas
9 Mr. President (Have Pity On the Working Man) - Randy Newman
Disc: 4
1 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
2 It Keeps You Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
3 I've Got to Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight & The Pips
4 On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
5 Against the Wind - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
6 Forrest Gump Suite - Alan Silvestri

Record Label: Epic / Sony

Catalogue Number: 19439942481