Press Release from Music Box:
In collaboration with EMI Music Publishing, Gruppo Sugar and Musiques & Solutions, Music Box Records presents a 3-CD set featuring five French soundtracks composed between 1973 and 1983: Claude Bernard-Aubert’s L’Affaire Dominici (The Dominici Affair) composed by Alain Goraguer (Fantastic Planet), Robert Enrico’s Pile ou Face (Heads or Tails) composed by Lino Léonardi, Jean-Marie Périer’s Antoine et Sébastien composed by Jacques Dutronc and François Rauber, Jean Girault’s L’Intrépide composed by Raymond Lefèvre (The Troops of St. Tropez) and Alain Delon’s Le Battant (The Fighter) composed by Christian Dorisse and supervised by Michel Colombier.
This first box set Rare Soundtracks – Volume 1 puts the spotlight on iconic actors (Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Jacques Dutronc, Gérard Depardieu…), talented directors (Robert Enrico, Jean-Marie Périer, Jean Girault…) and brilliant screenwriters (Daniel Boulanger, Michel Audiard…). The five films presented here – mostly thrillers and comedies – may not be the most famous ones in their category, but they have the merit of highlighting a certain spirit, that of “quality” popular French cinema. Although they are not François de Roubaix, Michel Legrand or Philippe Sarde, they have been able like them to create very specific musical universes and to write melodies that deserve to be properly appreciated and valued.
The present 3-CD edition has been fully remastered from the session tapes and includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Nicolas Magenham.