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Almost Famous soundtrack

Almost Famous (2000)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 60044502792
Label: DreamWorks
Label number: DRMD 450279
Running time: 70m47s
Shipping date: September 12th, 2000
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  America - Simon & Garfunkel [3:37]
2.  Sparks - The Who [3:48]
3.  It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - Todd Rundgren [3:51]
4.  I've Seen All Good People - Yes [3:33]
5.  Feel Flows - The Beach Boys [4:44]
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Albert Flasher - The Guess Who
Bron-yr-aur - Led Zeppelin
Burn - Deep Purple
Cortez the Killer - Neil Young
Dear Jill - Blodwyn Pig
Easy to Slip - Little Feat
Everybody Knows this is Nowhere - Neil Young
Future Games - Fleetwood Mac
Go All the Way - The Raspberries
I'm Waiting For The Man - David Bowie
Looking at You - MC5
Misty Mountain - Led Zeppelin
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John (found on the CD "Honky Chateau")
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan
River - Joni Mitchell (found on the CD "Blue")
Roundabout - Yes
Search and Destroy - The Stooges
Small Time Blues - Pete Droge
Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Teacher - Jethro Tull
The Chipmunk - The Chipmunk Song
The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
Wishing Well - Free

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: As they introduce a record ("you gotta listen to tommy lee man") while flickin' through someone's record collection then the needle goes down and we see a record turning - what is that track playing?? Instrumental rock with tomorrow never knows (beatles) kind of guitarfx?? (from jak cobain in UK)
A: If you mean the album William got from his sister ("Listen to Tommy with a candle burning, and you'll see your future"), the track playing is The Who's "Sparks." (thanks to Kendra, Californiaadd more info
A: It is the live version of "Sparks" from the album Live at Leeds, which starts with "Amazing Journey" and goes into "sparks" on the album. (thanks to andy, michiganadd more info
A: No, it is the studio version from the album Tommy. The live version is played with a distorted electric guitar. As you'll hear the version in the movie is played on a acoustic guitar. (thanks to Benjamin, Stockholm, Swedenadd more info
A: The version that's in the movie is not from Tommy OR Live at Leeds!! Really annoying, I don't know where it's from. If you listen to when the electric guitar solo kicks in heavier (where we first see William aged 15 in class) you can clearly hear that it's neither the Tommy album version, or the concert performance of Tommy from Live at Leeds. (thanks to Phil, Irelandadd more info

Q: In the scene where William is young and in the locker room (while his peers are shaving), a Motown song is playing that sounds like Smokey Robinson... it's one of those songs that I know all the words to, but can't find the title or pinpoint the artist. Anyone know?  (from Natalie in San Francisco, CA)
A: "The Oogum Boogum Song" by Brenton Wood. (thanks to ellie, englandadd more info

Q: In the scene where Ms. Penny Lane was leaving on a plane, what's the song playing in the background? Was it a real song or just made for the movie?  (from Lirios in Philippines)
A: That was the original score by Nancy Wilson which STILL hasn't been released on CD. (thanks to Daniel, New Jerseyadd more info

Q: At the airport is that special mix of "Cortez the Killer." I can't seem to find that one. Anyone know? (from Matt in Canada)
A: info from Wiki (thanks to Rocke, Mesa, AZadd more info
A: The Wikipedia site makes reference to the electric version off the Zuma album. Anyone know where to find this acoustic mix? (thanks to Alistair, Nova Scotiaadd more info
A: The harmonica version you can get from e-mule the file named "100 Greatest Guitar Solos - 039 - Neil Young - Cortez the Killer". (thanks to Capanema, Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Braziladd more info
A: The harmonica version is NOT in the above referenced 100 Greatest Guitar Solos (And why would it be? There's no guitar solo in that version!). I found a live version from a 1996(!) bootleg of a charity event Neil played that sounds VERY much like the one used in the movie. Shame on you Cameron. ;) (thanks to staplekat, Davison, MIadd more info
A: Search for "Cortez The Killer acoustical" on any search site and you'll find it. (thanks to abefroman, AZadd more info
A: watch here (thanks to JuJu_Hound, Stetin, Polandadd more info
A: It's a collage of parts from this live rendition... click here. Hope you'll be satisfied now! (thanks to futuregista, Palermo, Sicily, Italyadd more info

Q: There's a song in the film, it sounds like it's sung by a woman and done acoustically. The only line I can remember is "...Gonna make a lot of money..." It's sung really softly. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.  (from Andy in Coventry, England)
A: I believe that is "River" by Joni Mitchell. (thanks to Surferspudz67, Downey, CA, USAadd more info

Q: What song is playing when William and the band are in a taxi/limo driving to New York (also when they find out he's been "deflowered")? (from Alyssa in Canada)
A: Concerning the first question: I am quite sure it's "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin. The other song I don't know. (thanks to majonese, Germanyadd more info
A: The de-flower song is Steely Dan's "Reeling in the Years." (thanks to Ubergoober, Philadelphiaadd more info
A: "Misty Mountain Hop" plays when the band gets to New York and Russell's girlfriend is walking up to him. Doesn't start playing til you see her. I can't think of the song playing while they were in the limo but this wasn't it. (thanks to bugzy79, youngstown, ohioadd more info

Q: When Stillwater is playing on stage, there is a song with the beginning lyrics "Doctor, Doctor" and just the lead singer is playing softly on the piano. Could you please tell me the name of that song? (from Alex in Texas)
A: The song is a Stillwater song called "Love Comes, Love Goes." Hope you have luck finding it, as I didn't. (thanks to Lena, Sydney Ausadd more info
A: If you bought the bootleg edition (director's cut) of the movie, it came with a Stillwater CD featuring five or six songs that were featured in the film. My uncle has the CD. I don't know if that was a short term promotional thing or if they are still included. (thanks to Josh, Kansasadd more info
A: "Love Comes, Love Goes"... Try punching in "Stillwater" on Limewire or another info-sharing program and you should find all 6 songs recorded by Stillwater (Billy Crudup, Jason Lee and the rest...). Alternatively try contacting the Production company as there is a rumour they have the actual CD's of Stillwater for sale. Or try eBay. (thanks to Luke, Townsville, Australiaadd more info
A: The video for this song is on youtube under "Stillwater" (thanks to jeff enslow, aloha, oregon, usaadd more info
A: The song is actually called "Love Comes and Goes," and it was penned by Nancy Wilson. On the DVD, it's an easter egg, and you can hear her sing it in her "man-voice" as Cameron referred to it (I can't give a link because it's on the DVD.) (thanks to Cynaera, Elko, NVadd more info

Q: What song do they sing in the hotel when they are all sitting around each other on couches? (from Ben in Richmond, VA)
A: I think you mean "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman. (thanks to majonese, Germanyadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Penny Lane is dancing around and dragging her feet in the gym while William is watching? (from Phelixx in California)
A: I think it's "The Wind" by Cat Stevens, as far as I remember. (thanks to Arnoldo, Valpara√≠so, Chileadd more info
A: "Wild Wild World" by Cat Stevens (thanks to necromancer, karamaadd more info
A: No, not "Wild World." It's "The Wind" and yes, by Cat Stevens. (thanks to Polly, Boca Raton FLadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when the band leaves the airport terminal? All I know is that it has harmonica in it. (from Linz in west virginia)
A: "Cortez The Killer" by Neil Young. This is a harmonic version I would love to have but can't find. A good cover of this is done by The Church. (thanks to Brenoboy, Australiaadd more info
A: Somebody above already posted this info, but just to clarify: it's the version off of Neil Young and Crazy Horse's album "Zuma." (thanks to Lyns, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.add more info
A: It's NOT the version off Zuma (which is recorded with a full band). The track featured in the film is a live acoustic version. Google it. (thanks to PAB, UKadd more info
A: It can also be "Natural Beauty" by Neil Young (thanks to chris, wilmington, nc, usaadd more info
A: It's def Cortez the Killer (thanks to Danks, Dacksadd more info

Q: What song plays during the end credits where the background shows a hand flipping through all the polaroids taken, and they all happen to be pictures of Kate Hudson? (from Jackie in San Diego, CA)
A: "Feel Flows" by the Beach Boys (thanks to Molly, Oregonadd more info

Q: Sometime during the part where Patrick Fugit is trying to get his interview with Black Sabbath, either before or after and he's leaving the Sports Arena, there is an instrumental playing softly that I think Nancy Wilson wrote for the movie (not "Lucky Trumble"). Does anybody know if it's on the Almost Famous Bootleg DVD? Thanks. (from gloregina in San Francisco, CA)
A: This song is the same instrumental song playing when Penny Lane is leaving on the plane and William is watching from the airport. It's called "Cabin in the Sky" by Nancy Wilson. There is a different version called "Bicycle Kid" by Nancy Wilson also. (thanks to Capanema, Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Braziladd more info

Q: What song is heard when Penny and William are walking down the hotel hall in the scence "Something in the Air" where William looks in a room and a man is playing guitar and a woman is singing with him? (from Aimes in Canada)
A: It's called "Small Time Blues" by Pete Droge and Elaine Summers. (thanks to maged, egyptadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when William is in the hotel room with Penny Lane when he picks her up off the floor and dances with her to keep here awake? (from pepect in italy)
A: That would be "My Cherie Amore" by Stevie Wonder! (thanks to harold, chitownnnadd more info
A: "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" by Elton John. (thanks to Aria, San Fransiscoadd more info
A: It is actually "Colour My World" by Chicago ... also plays throughout graduation ceremony. (thanks to jeff enslow, aloha, oregon, usaadd more info
A: When he first picks her up it's "My Cherie Amour." "Color My World" is played at his commencement. (thanks to Alli, ohioadd more info
A: Actually it is "Colour My World" but it's not by Chicago, it's a cover. By whom? I'm not sure... I guess it was just made for the film. Sucks though 'cause I liked it. (thanks to Queen rocks, new yorkadd more info

Q: What is the acoustic song playing when William is getting on the bus and he is wearing those ridiculous shades? (from TGordon in lexington,virginia)
A: Luz de Dia - Enanitos Verdes (thanks to Flotapio, Italyadd more info
A: That is definitely not it. I'm also VERY curious, though. The scene is from the bootleg cut. I know it's something by Nancy Wilson, they were gonna use The Beach Boys' "Sloop John B," but this was better... (thanks to sammyboyo, Michiganadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the opening credits? (from skittles in san francisco)
A: The Who's "Teenage Wasteland" which is really called "Baba O'Reilly" (thanks to cruuumbs, British Columbiaadd more info

Q: What's the first song playing when the movie starts??? Sounds almost like the nephews of Donald Duck. (from clouds in pretoria, south africa)
A: Alvin and the chipmunks doing some christmas song... (thanks to candypants, VA add more info

Q: There is an instrumental (piano) theme throughout the movie (i.e. as Penny Lane is leaving on the plane and William is watching from the airport). This theme has such a powerful/passionate sound; I'm wondering if anyone knows the composer of the song or anything in general. I am NOT referring to "Lucky Trumble" by Nancy Wilson. Thanx. (from Jonny in MO)
A: It's called "Cabin in the Sky" by Nancy Wilson and it remains unreleased. I've searched everywhere trying to download it. (thanks to Jim, Texasadd more info
A: There is a different version called "Bicycle Kid" by Nancy Wilson. (thanks to Capanema, Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Braziladd more info

Q: What is the song playing when William and Penny Lane are in the bus together? The song is playing and no one speaks until Penny looks at Russell and says something to William. (from lzfan in Australia)
A: "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John (thanks to necromancer, karamaadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Russell gets out of the van to enter the party??? (from Bbo in Mexico)
A: "Nowhere" by Neil Young... (thanks to Period, Padd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Stillwater is getting on the airplane? (from tomtom in United States)
A: "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by Jimi Hendrix Experience (thanks to Nic, USAadd more info

Q: What's the second song playing in the movie when the little kid is brushing his hair in the bathroom and he's looking in the mirror? (from lb in can.)
A: Brenton Woods "Oogum Boogum" (thanks to Erin, Hillsboro Ohioadd more info

Q: What is the Jimmy Page instrumental we hear during the phone call at the end of the movie between Russell and Penny? The song plays as Penny gives Russell the wrong address and the scene advances to where Russell gets out of the cab at the wrong place. (from flybynight in St.Louis,Mo.)
A: It's Led Zeppelin and the song is called "Bron-Yr-Aur." Beautiful instrumental.. (thanks to Ziraili, Oslo, Norwayadd more info

Q: I previously asked what is the song playing when William is in the hotel room with Penny Lane when he picks her up off the floor and dances with her to keep her awake, before the doctors use a stomach pump on her. Unfortunately the two answers to my question are not correct. I hope someone can give some right information. The song starts with a piano solo and lasts during the following images of commencement. (from pepect in italy)
A: "Colour My World" originally by Chicago, but I think this is an acoustic version, by only James Pankow the lead singer. (thanks to musicjunkie322, englandadd more info
A: James Pankow wrote it and is the trombone player for Chicago. The lead singer for "Colour My World" was Terry Kath. The song in the movie is stripped down and apparently played to make it sound like it is performed by a high school band at graduation. (thanks to Rock, LAadd more info
A: The song IS "My Cherie Amour" - Stevie Wonder... the only song that plays in that scene yo. (thanks to Mandi, Auburn, Californiaadd more info
A: NO it's not. "My Cherie Amour" is only playing when she gets her stomach pumped, not when they're dancing. (thanks to Kim, Connecticut, USAadd more info

Q: Towards the end of the movie there is a scene where the band is in their old tour bus. The sign says "No More Airplanes Tour." What is the Zeppelin song playing? Something about "...she was my love she was my queen..." (from Cynthia in El Paso, TX)
A: The song is "Tangerine" by Led Zeppelin. It's a very lovely song. (thanks to kiki, Missouriadd more info

Q: What's the song Anita plays for her mom and brother on the record player that she claims "explains why she is leaving home"? (from Tyler in thief river falls M.N)
A: "America" by Simon and Garfunkel (thanks to cyc, milwaukee wisconsinadd more info

Q: While trying to get in for the first time to write about Black Sabbath, William instead gets in with Stillwater. What is the song playing in the background right then? I catch half of a lyric about " take your horse..." (from Rare Essence in Cary, North Carolina)
A: "I've Seen All Good People" by Yes, I think. (thanks to joe, Chapel Hill, NCadd more info
A: A.k.a. "Your Move." (thanks to Anthony, Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when William introduces Penny and Russell?  (from kelly in CT)
A: "River" by Joni Mitchell (thanks to Bree Zee, Texasadd more info
A: "A River" by Joni Mitchell. I believe it was chosen because deep down Russel views Penny as an escape. A cool escape from the pressures of rock n roll. A return to security, simplicity and safety. Sometimes saving yourself in a cold and forceful river is easier than facing the pressures and adversities of real life. (thanks to tinkgymnast, new yorkadd more info

Q: What is the instrumental song playing towards the end of the movie when Russell calls Penny? It continues until Russell gets out of the cab and is walking up to William's front door. (from Cyn in New York)
A: It sounds like Yes or Led Zeppelin. (thanks to Daisy, NYadd more info
A: Sounds like acoustic score by Nancy Wilson which was only made for the movie. I don't have it and I've been searching for it a long time. (thanks to Normahl, Austriaadd more info
A: It is indeed Led Zeppelin. The song is called "Bron-Yr-Aur." I searched around for a long long time myself before I found the answer. (thanks to Ziraili, Oslo, Norwayadd more info
A: "Tangerine" by Led Zepplin plays first until a movie-made, amazing, instrumental of "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John fades in... (thanks to Tricia, New York, New Yorkadd more info

Q: What is the song towards the end of the movie when William enters his room and lays on his bed and then it goes to Russell and Jeff talking about their relationship? (from Morgan in Ohio)
A: "The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin (thanks to LJ, Venice Beach, CAadd more info

Q: What is the song that the band is singing in a circle before they go on stage? It's when Russell tells William that his mom freaked him out. (from cruzdude in Santa Cruz)
A: It's actually what "Pearl Jam" does before they go on stage, Cameron Crowe toured with them for Rolling Stone (thanks to Frank, Buffalo, NYadd more info

Q: What is the song playing at the end of the movie in the last scene before the credits? (from kellloc in Mackenzie, B.C, Canada)
A: "Tangerine" by Led Zeppelin (thanks to Sunshine, Los Angeles, CAadd more info

Q: I had previously asked about the guitar instrumental music playing while Penny is on the phone with Russell continuing until Russell walks up to William's door. I thank the person who answered "Tiny Dancer," but that is not correct. "flybynight" asks the same question, also stating that it is a Jimmy Page song. Is this correct? and if so, what is the title? (from Cyn in New York)
A: It's Led Zeppelin and the song is called "Bron-Yr-Aur." Beautiful instrumental.. (thanks to Ziraili, Oslo, Norwayadd more info

Q: What song is playing in the background when Penny and William are talking and William tells Penny (sort of accidentally) that she was sold to humble pie?
...from sadasd in md (answer sadasd's question)

Q: When Russell is jumping up and down after downing the beer with acid, what is the song playing at that moment? (from smiffy in peterborough,england)
A: The song playing at that moment is "Burn" by Deep Purple (thanks to jeff enslow, aloha, oregon, usaadd more info

Q: In what scene is "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd heard? (from joe in new york)
A: When the band is at the pool at a motel, and Penny is being thrown in. Russell talks to William, and utters the line "Here I am, telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to." (thanks to Russ, Leeds, UKadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Penny is playing with William's face right before Joni's "The River"? (from ryan in Woodstock ontario Canada)
A: "Feel Flows" performed by The Beach Boys :-) (thanks to Melissa, Torontoadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when William is in the bedroom with the girls and they are dancing around? The only lyrics I can make out are "...myself to the world..." (from layla in california)
A: Albert Flasher - The Guess Who.. :) (thanks to rhi, Londonadd more info
A: It's actually "Reelin' in the Years" by Steely Dan (thanks to manda, toronto, canadaadd more info
A: The song is by Nancy Wilson, called "Lucky Trumble" (thanks to Mer! , Argentina, Buenos Airesadd more info
A: "Lucky Trumble" by Nancy Wilson.. view/hear it here. (thanks to Mer, Argentina, Buenos Airesadd more info

Q: What is the song that the band sings when Russell is electrocuted by the microphone?? (from Seth in Oakwood tx.)
A: The name of this song is "Love Thing" (thanks to jeff enslow, aloha, oregon, usaadd more info

Q: Towards the end of the movie, there is a song playing (with a harmonica) when the band is walking down the long hallway after the turbulent plane flight. The journalist throws up in the garbage during this scene. What is the name of that song/performer?  (from Dan in San Francisco, CA)
A: Cortez The Killer - I don't think it's on anything he released. (thanks to Jason, Coloradoadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Penny says it's all happening to William as they are saying goodbye after the first Black Sabbath concert as William's mom is signaling the family whistle? It's instrumental... (from Mar in Florida)
A: Been looking for this song for years. Guess it was made just for the movie and was never released. (thanks to dave, chicagoadd more info
A: the song is "Cabin in the Sky" (thanks to Mer, Argentina, Buenos Airesadd more info

Q: Is there a Badfinger song in the movie?
...from banzaizipper in Surrey, BC (answer banzaizipper's question)

Q: What is the song playing when his sister is about to leave with her boyfriend and she is saying goodbye to her mom and her brother outside? (from xoe0608 in dallas TX US)
A: "America" by Simon and Garfunkel (thanks to sammyboyo, Michiganadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when William tries to get in the stadium to interview BS and the doorman tells him that he's "not on the list"? (from Daniel in Buenos Aires, Argentina.)
A: The song in the background here is "The Teacher" by Jethro Tull. (thanks to jeff enslow, aloha, oregon, usaadd more info

Q: What song is the band playing when Russell gets shocked by the microphone? (from leon in south africa)
A: The name of this song is "Love Thing" (thanks to jeff enslow, aloha, oregon, usaadd more info

Q: What is the acoustic song playing during the deflowering scene with William and the 3 girls?
...from JP in Orlando (answer JP's question)

Q: Why is Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer", a song from his 1975 "Zuma" album, used in an event happening in 1973. Also, in 1969 when William inherits his sister's album, he looks at "Blue" by Joni Mitchell. It wasn't out yet in 1969. (from Pooka in Michigan)
A: Cameron Crowe explains in the commentary that these are deliberate mistakes... he felt the songs were so good he didn't care, he just wanted them to be featured. (thanks to Penny Lane, Englandadd more info

Q: I would like to know the song the band Stillwater sings in a circle before going on stage?
...from Jack in Gold Coast, Australia (answer Jack's question)

Q: What song is playing as Penny Lane gets on the airplane and William is watching through the window?
...from Dillon in Ohio (answer Dillon's question)

Q: There's this song that plays in the background to this interview Kate Hudson did for the movie.. the lyrics go something like "...I remember the face but not the girl..." Here is the interview. Anyone know which song this is? Thanks!
...from Far Rider in Karachi, Pakistan (answer Far Rider's question)

Q: What is the name of the song that is playing when William's sister picks him up to take him back home?
...from Carrie in Virginia, USA (answer Carrie's question)

Q: There is a song playing when Penny and William go outside after the first Stillwater concert they see together (where they meet) and Penny asks William to come to Morocco with him, and William says yes and when Penny asks him if he's sure, he says 'ask me again?' and says yes again. What song is this?
...from divamuffin in India (answer divamuffin's question)

Q: In one scene he walks past a room in a hotel and it looks like it was supposed to be Neil Young and a woman singing an acoustic song. What's the song they are singing? (from Jesse in Perrysville, IN)
A: the song is from Peter Droge - "Small Time Blues" (thanks to Mer, Argentina, Buenos Airesadd more info

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