1974 Soundtrack – Phantom Of The Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 American musical rock opera horror comedy film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and scored by and starring Paul Williams. In the film, a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, a record producer betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Betrayed, the composer dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer. It co-stars William Finley and Jessica Harper.

The story is a loosely adapted mixture of several classic European works: Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Faust by Goethe/Christopher Marlowe.

The film was a box office failure and received negative reviews; however it earned praise for its music, receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Over the years, the film has received much more positive reviews and has become a cult film.


1  The Juicy Fruits – Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye (Paul Williams) 3:36
2  Bill Finley – Faust (Paul Williams) 3:31
3  The Beach Bums – Upholstery (Paul Williams) 2:53
4  Jessica Harper – Special To Me (Phoenix Audition Song) (Paul Williams) 2:50
5  Paul Williams – Phantom’s Theme (Beauty & The Beast) (Paul Williams) 4:43
6  The Undead – Somebody Super Like You (Beef Construction Song) (Paul Williams) 4:33
7  Ray Kennedy – Life At Last (Paul Williams) 2:17
8  Jessica Harper – Old Souls (Paul Williams) 2:45
9  Paul Williams – Faust (Paul Williams) 5:08
10  Paul Williams – The Hell Of It (Paul Williams) 3:45



BassLeland Sklar
BassJim Hughart
BassMax Bennett
DrumsGary Mallaber
GuitarArt Munson
PianoCraig Doerge
PianoDave Garland
PianoMike Melvoin
Background VocalsJerry Whitman
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsKerry Chater
Background VocalsTom Bahler
Background VocalsRay Kennedy

Other Musicians

1 The Juicy Fruits – Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye

VocalsArchie Hahn

3 The Beach Bums – Upholstery

VocalsJeffrey Comanor

6 The Undead – Somebody Super Like You (Beef Construction Song)

VocalsHarold Oblong

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul Williams
Arranged By – Paul Williams
Recorded By – Tommy Vicari
Remix – Tommy Vicari
Supervised By (Music Supervision By) – Jules Chaikin, Michael Arciaga

Art Direction – Roland Young
Illustration (Cover) – Anthony Goldschmidt Graphic Design Ltd., John Alvin

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – PolyGram Group Canada Inc.
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Remixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Published By – Almo Music Corp.