Paul Glass / The Zombies

Bunny Lake Is Missing [Original Soundtrack]

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Arguably the oddest record in the Zombies' original discography, the Bunny Lake Is Missing soundtrack was released by RCA in conjunction with the Otto Preminger movie starring Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, and Keir Dullea. The Zombies, as taped at a television studio, are seen in the movie on a television screen in an extended and very important scene in a pub -- and their songs, especially "Just Out of Reach" and "Remember You," do add some subtle extra layers of tension to an already suspenseful movie. The group evidently had high hopes that their appearance in the film would be an important stepping stone, but it proved something of a dead end -- the soundtrack album containing their three songs, "Nothing's Changed," "Just Out of Reach," and "Remember You" (with Paul Glass composing the rest of the music), never sold in large numbers and was a good mid-level collectable item in the early '80s, with stereo copies far rarer and more choice. It's an interesting curio and in the period when their catalog was mostly out of print, the three songs here made it a nice addition to any collection of the band's music, but it isn't an essential acquisition.

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