The great Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” That’s good advice, but what do you do when time has passed you by and life comes at you fast? You rewind the clock, dive into the past, and try to make up for lost time. You pop in that old cassette mix tape and open your high school yearbook. In this specific case, you put together the long awaited Ferris Bueller’s Day Off soundtrack that the world has been waiting on for over three decades.
The 1986 classic American teen comedy film was littered with memorable tunes such as Yello’s “Oh Yeah,” Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen,” and a marching band version of “Twist and Shout.” But for one reason or another, the music was never compiled and released as a stand-alone soundtrack. Thirty years later, however, and just in time for the holiday season, that wrong is about to be righted.
On September 13 La-La Records will make the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off soundtrack available for the first time. The album features the film’s original score composed by Ira Newborn, as well as bonus tracks that are source cues and alternate score cues. As of now, just 5,000 copies are available through pre-order on the label’s website. A full track list of the album can be seen here.