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THE UNPUBLISHED FILM MUSIC OF GEORGES DELERUE Vol. 2

Arranged and performed by Robert Lafond


Release: 06-2005 • CD OUT OF PRINT - AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

A second volume of newly recorded Georges Delerue's music never available before on disc, arranged by Robert Lafond using digital sampling techniques. The musical approach remains fully orchestral and quite faithful to the original soundtracks. All the selections found here were composed for movies produced outside the composer's native France, over a period of 22 years. 12-page booklet. 

 

 

WOMEN IN LOVE
01 Love Theme 3:40

 

THE DAY OF THE JACKAL
02 La Valse du Président 3:00

  

LOVE COMES QUIETLY aka ANGELA
03 Suite I 3:41
04 Suite II 3:55
05 The Great Waltz 3:52

  

THE ESCAPE ARTIST
06 Exercises in Escapism 3:34
07 A Sentimental Artist 3:17
08 Run For Your Life 2:20
09 End Titles 4:16

  

STONE PILLOW
10 Main Title 2:35
11 Suite 5:00

 

AMERICAN FRIENDS
12 Suite 4:53
13 End Title 3:07

TT 47:22 

 


Andrew Keech - Music from the Movies, UK, August 2005
This album is a beautiful companion to the Disques Cinemusique's first volume of unpublished George Delerue music. Like the first album, the label's team have produced a brilliant album, and like the first album the digital sampling is to such a standard as not to distract for the listening pleasure. For all those that appreciate Georges Delerue's passionate and symphonic scoring, this album is a must have.

ABOUT THE 2017 REMASTERED VERSION


The two volumes of UNPUBLISHED FILM MUSIC OF GEORGES DELERUE produced by Robert Lafond in 2004 and 2005 proved to be successful with film music fans who do not limit themselves to original versions. A new interpretation can only enrich our perception of a musical work. These two albums were all the more welcome as they tackled the little-known American repertoire of Georges Delerue (1925-1992). This is still partly the case in 2017.

 

Although Robert Lafond mainly used digital sampling techniques for these new recordings, he achieved an impressive degree of realism in the reconstruction of a symphony orchestra. He respects the melodic line of each work and brings out all the nuances of the harmonization. These remastered versions allow one to appreciate even more the excellence of Lafond’s work.

More than ever, Georges Delerue's legacy is a vibrant celebration of life, often reaching a peak in the expression of intense, often contrasting feelings. Thus, in the same piece melancholy and jubilation can be linked in the most natural way possible.

Originally, only the soundtrack to Mister Johnson came in the form of a short  concerto for piano and orchestra. We had the idea of extending this classical approach to other scores that lent themselves to such treatment. This resulted in the Volume 1 Concerto, of which each movement is devoted to the main theme of a different film. As a complement, the album opens with a solo redditon of Nobody Runs Forever main theme. 

On Volume 2, it‘s the lengthy The Escape Artist suite that stands out above all. It was the first score written by Delerue after his installation in the United States in the early 1980s. Evocative of the world of childhood, this music remains one of the most appreciated of his American period. The composer would use a similar music box theme in Joe Versus the Volcano, one of his last assignments.
 
The remastered versions of GEORGES DELERUE UNPUBLISHED FILM MUSIC albums arranged by Robert Lafond are available for download and streaming on most Internet music boutiques. For the best sound quality, we recommend as always 7digital which offers the FLAC 16-bit option.

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