TVD Radar: Smokey and the Bandit OST reissue in stores 9/10

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Varèse Sarabande has announced the re-release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Smokey and the Bandit.

Widely available on vinyl for the first time in 25 years, the soundtrack to the classic Burt Reynolds film features massive hits from Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Reed, including “East Bound and Down” and “The Bandit.” Jerry also provides much of the instrumental score alongside celebrated musician and composer Bill Justis. The album additionally includes many memorable dialogue tracks taken right from the movie and featuring Reynolds, Reed, and Jackie Gleason. The soundtrack will release on September 10, and is available for pre-order today, July 20.

The film follows Bo “Bandit” Darville (Reynolds) and Cledus “Snowman” Snow (Reed), two bootleggers attempting to illegally transport 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta. While the Snowman drives the truck carrying the beer, the Bandit drives a Pontiac Trans Am to distract law enforcement (called blocking) and keep the attention off the Snowman. During their run, they are pursued by Texas county sheriff Buford T. Justice (Gleason). Smokey and the Bandit was the second highest-grossing domestic film of 1977, with $126 million against a budget of $4.3 million.

Jerry Reed was a celebrated Country music guitarist and a bonafide superstar of the stage and screen in the ’70s and ’80s. In 2017 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, an exclusive club with less than 150 members. Bill Justis was a pioneer rock and roll musician, composer and arranger best known for his 1957 Grammy® Hall of Fame song “Raunchy.” At Sun Records he recorded music for himself as well as arranged music for Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Charlie Rich, the latter of which he is credited with discovering.

TRACKLISTING
Side A:

1. The Legend – Jerry Reed and Bill Justis (2:09)
2. Incidental CB Dialogue – Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed (:28)
3. West Bound And Down – Jerry Reed and Bill Justis (2:45)
4. Foxy Lady – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:51)
5. Incidental CB Dialogue – Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed (:56)
6. Orange Blossom Special – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:40)
7. The Bandit – Jerry Reed and Bill Justis (3:00)
8. March Of The Rednecks – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:22)
9. If You Leave Me Tonight I’ll Cry – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:47)

Side B:
1. East Bound And Down – Jerry Reed and Bill Justis (4:42)
2. The Bandit – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:48)
3. And The Fight Played On! – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:22)
4. Ma Cousin Plays Steel – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (3:11)
5. Hot Pants Fuzz Parade – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (4:48)
6. Incidental CB Dialogue – Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason (1:05)
7. The Bandit (Reprise) – Bill Justis and Jerry Reed (2:11)

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