Press Release from Music Box:
In collaboration with EMI Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music France, Music Box Records is pleased to present on the same album three original motion picture soundtracks composed by Michel Magne and mostly unreleased on CD: La Ronde (Circle of Love, 1964), La Chasse à l’homme (Male Hunt, 1964) and À cœur joie (Two Weeks in September, 1967).
Between Angélique, Marquise des Anges and Fantômas, La Ronde, directed by Roger Vadim (And God Created Woman, Barbarella), stars Jane Fonda and Maurice Ronet. Heard for the first time over the beautiful credits created by Maurice Binder, Michel Magne’s main theme plays the card of a supreme and optimistic elegance, overtly imitating Mozart’s style, especially his concertos for piano. The score also features some several dance pieces (a flamboyant polka, a playful tango and some delightful waltzes). As a bonus, two other scores composed by Michel Magne and both dated from the 1960s, are also presented here for the first time on CD: La Chasse à l’homme directed by Édouard Molinaro and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and À cœur joie directed by Serge Bourguignon and starring French film icon Brigitte Bardot.
This present edition features the same content as the original vinyl presentations and includes two original pop songs performed by Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour and one previously unreleased track for À cœur joie. The CD comes with an 8-page booklet with liner notes by Nicolas Magenham, discussing the films and the scores.