After 30 Years, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Will Finally Get an Official Soundtrack

If you’ve ever looked for an official soundtrack to John Hughes’ 1985 classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you’ve come up empty. The reason? There never was one. Hughes didn’t think anyone would care, so he refused to offer one. This greatly pissed off both the studio and the record label with the rights to such a project.

Thirty years after this miscalculation, things will be corrected later this year. From Salon:

Tim Greiving, an arts journalist who specializes in film music, told Salon that La-La Land Records, which specializes in movie soundtracks and scores, struck a deal with Paramount Pictures to release an authorized “Ferris Bueller” soundtrack, with songs and score, later this year. The track list is not yet finalized.

Greiving said Hughes’s son James, the film’s music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, composer Ira Newborn, and editor Paul Hirsch were all interviewed for the liner notes, which Greiving has been commissioned to write.

Better late than never, right?

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