Fans of John Schlesinger‘s Oscar-winning Midnight Cowboy would do well to check out this piece When You Awake laid down last year discussing the “what could have been” in relation to the film’s official soundtrack. Both scored and supervised by composer John Barry, the film had lined up a number of potential tracks that, for varying reasons, were ultimately abandoned or didn’t make the final cut. Barry, for example, commissioned Bob Dylan to pen “Lay Lady Lay,” but the track wasn’t finished by the production deadline. Harry Nilsson’s “I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City,” was originally written for the film to replace Nilsson’s own cover of Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin‘” — a track the director had been using as placeholder as an example of what he was looking for — only deciding not to replace it at the last minute.
Also on the table was The Millennium’s “I Just Don’t Know To Say Goodbye,” a piece of pop perfection very much in line with the aural aesthetic of the film.
MP3: The Millennium :: I Just Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye