Press Release from Music Box:
In collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, EMI Music Publishing, Sony ATV et Musiques & Solutions, Music Box Records presents a 3-CD set featuring six French soundtracks composed between 1975 and 1985: Ce cher Victor (Cher Victor) composed by Bernard Gérard, On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter (Jupiter's Thigh) composed by Georges Hatzinassios, Nuit d’or (Golden Night) composed by Pierre Jansen, Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre) composed by Michel Portal, L’Argent des autres (Other People’s Money) composed by Patrice Mestral and Parole de flic (Cop's Honour) composed by Pino Marchese.
"Let’s get down to business" ... This could be the motto of this third Rare Soundtracks box set. Indeed, even though the collection retains its legendary light-heartedness and flamboyancy (Philippe de Broca’s popular cinema or Alain Delon’s films from the 1980s), it ventures this time in an apparently harsher – but just as fascinating ‒ musical territory: contemporary scores by Patrice Mestral, Pierre Jansen and Michel Portal. Like the Yin and the Yang, these radically different musical styles provide a rich and comprehensive overview of what French film music had to offer in the 1970s and 1980s. Light or sepulchral, tenderly melancholic or wild, all these scores eventually take the same route: originality and/or rejection of wall-to-wall scoring.
Discs 1 and 2 have been remastered from the original master tapes and recording sessions. Disc 3 features the remastered vinyl presentations. This 3-CD boxset includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Nicolas Magenham. The release is limited to 300 units.