Wilson composed the score for the film as she previously had for other Crowe projects including “Jerry McGuire,” and the new expanded versions of the soundtrack give those instrumental pieces, some of them released here for the first time, new life.
Cameron Crowe already had nearly everything he needed when he set out to make his 2000 film “Almost Famous.” The movie about a 15-year-old journalist on the road for Rolling Stone magazine in the ’70s was based on the writer-director’s own life, after all.
And what he didn’t have — the rock ‘n’ roll sound of the movie’s rock band Stillwater — he knew where to get. Who better than his then-wife Nancy Wilson, the guitarist and singer in the hard-rocking band Heart, which rose to real-life fame around the same time as the fictional band of the film?
“Being partnered up with Cameron Crowe at the time, he’s got such a vision, particularly for this film,” Wilson says recently as “Almost Famous” arrived this month in splashy new versions of the film and soundtrack.
“The authenticity of the rock band experience, the road experience,” she says. “I, of course, was kind of well-versed in myself.”
Source:: Los Angeles Daily News