Lost Horizon (1973)

Lost Horizon
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 1. Lost Horizon
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12. Lost Horizon (single version)

On this movie soundtrack, Shawn Phillips sang the title track.

Vinyl: Bell Records 1300 (March 17, 1973)
CD: Razor & Tie CD – #320 (August 19, 1997)

All selections: music by Burt Bacharach – lyrics by Hal David
Orchestration: Leo Shuken, Jack Hayes and Burt Bacharach
Recording Engineer: Larry Levine at A&M Studios
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
Movie Director: Charles Jarrott
Movie Writers: James Hilton (novel)   Larry Kramer (screenplay)

Plot summary: This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton’s Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La is a haven of peace and tranquility for world-weary diplomat Richard Conway. His ambitious brother, George, sees it as a prison from which he must escape, even if it means risking his life and bringing destruction to the ancient culture of Shangri-La.( Written by Marg Baskin )

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30 05 2008
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Title song reached number 63 on the pop charts
Album reached number 58 on the pop charts

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