Press Release from Music Box:
In collaboration with Universal Production Music France, EMI Music Publishing France and PM SA, Music Box Records presents a 3-CD set featuring six soundtracks composed between 1981 and 1992: Asphalte (Asphalt) (composed by Laurent Petitgirard), Balles perdues (Stray Bullets) (composed by Michel Portal), Papa est parti, maman aussi (Dad Is Gone, Mom Also) and Mademoiselle Fifi ou Histoire de rire (Miss Fifi) (both composed by Jean-Marie Sénia), Les Fauves (Wild Animals) (composed by Philippe Servain) and Bleu comme l'enfer (Blue Hell) (composed by Pierre Porte).
This sixth volume of the Rare Soundtracks boxset puts the spotlight on a wide variety of styles. The first disc features two remastered LP reissues dedicated to two ambitious, one-of-a-kind auteur films (the very pastoral score of Asphalte and the jazzy score of Balles perdues). The second disc is dedicated to Jean-Marie Sénia, a prolific composer for cinema and television in the 1980s and 1990s, featuring the premiere release of two scores (the romantic score of Papa est parti, maman aussi and the historical score of Mademoiselle Fifi). The third disc features two remastered LP reissues, focusing on a couple of electropop scores from two violent and stylized detective films of the '80s (the sensitive and energetic score of Les Fauves and the atmospheric thriller score of Bleu comme l'enfer).
This remastered 3-CD box set includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Nicolas Magenham, discussing the films and the scores. The release is limited to 350 units.