Valley of the Dolls - OST LP
Limited vinyl LP pressing released to coincide with the film''s 50th Anniversary. Originally released in 1967, the Valley Of The Dolls soundtrack won an Academy Award for Best Music (Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment). Valley of the Dolls is a drama based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Jacqueline Susann. It was directed by Mark Robson, produced by Robson and David Weisbart, and stars Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, and Susan Hayward. The soundtrack was released in 1967. Dionne Warwick sang the title track; however, her version is not on the soundtrack album, only on the actual film soundtrack. According to Susann, she wrote her own lyric for the film title track as she felt that Dory Previn''s lyric did not establish the story background. Warwick was signed to Scepter Records at the time and could not contractually appear on the soundtrack album. Therefore, a re-recorded version appears on the LP Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls. The film contains two versions of the theme song with different lyrics: one version plays over the opening credits, and the other, with the same lyrics as Warwick''s recorded version, is heard towards the end of the film.