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Francis LaiUn Homme Et Une Femme (aka A Man & A Woman) (remastered edition) ... CD
Saravah/Sony (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – an archetypal album from French composer Francis Lai, and a record that set the tone for countless other imitations to come – yet which is still the best! The groove here is really unique – a spare blend of bossa influences, jazzy organ lines, and wordless vocals that are sung beautifully by French singers Nicole Croisille and Pierre Barouh – and although a mainstream success, the record was the initial force behind the legendary Saravah imprint that Barouh would form later, to record a wide range of groundbreaking work in a variety of genres. But history aside, the music here is plenty – and from the very first note the whole soundtrack grabs you with a sense of warmth and sentiment that defy description – modes never heard before in the soundtrack world, and which really broke the mold from Hollywood conventions! Titles include the seminal bossa number "Samba Saravah", plus "A Man & A Woman", "Today It's You", "In Our Shadow", "At 200 MPH", and "Stronger Than Us". Japanese pressing is done with the original French cover art – and also features some great photos inside the booklet! CD
(Features new remastering for 2016 – in mono.)

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Piero PiccioniI Tre Volti (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Legend (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
An unusual soundtrack for a very unusual film – one that features the lovely Soraya in three different stories, each of which seem to get a different musical treatment in the hands of Piero Piccioni! Some numbers are moody and mellow – maybe more conventionally romantic, and handled by Piccioni with these beautifully swirling strings – but some of the others are nicely playful, and evoke qualities that would show up even more strongly in some of his later 60s work, with some nicely groovy touches. The whole thing's got the sense of class you'd expect from the image on the title – and tracks include the lovely "Bossa Nova On The Sand", plus "Amanti Celebri", "Nebulosa", "Gondola", "Latin Lover", "Lost Life", and "Waltz A La Ravel". CD features 11 bonus tracks too – including a nice bossa number, a jazzy track, and even one with some cool harpsichord! CD

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✨✧ Antoine Duhamel/Anna KarinaPierrot Le Fou/Weekend ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most playful soundtracks ever penned for a film by Jean-Luc Godard – a really lovely batch of music scored by Antoine Duhamel, and featuring a bit of vocals from Anna Karina! The main instrumental score is almost tongue-in-cheek at times – kind of a Godardian parody of more dramatic film scoring modes – stretched out beautifully by Duhamel with styles that are quite vibrant, but which also poke some holes at more conventional modes. The tunes always hint at some warmth or emotion, but quickly move into another direction – much like the characters in the film – and even the few jazzier numbers have an unsettling feel that ties them to the rest of the work. Anna Karina sings on the tracks "Ma Ligne De Chance", "Jamais Je Ne T'Ai Dit Que Je T'Aimerai Toujours", and "Mic Et Mac" – and other titles include "Ferdinand", "Pierrot", "Soiree Perdue", "Sans Lendemain", and "Twist Pour Jean-Luc". CD also includes 7 more groovy tracks from the film Week-End – titles that include "Footit Et Chocolat", "Lamento", "Alice Au Pays Des Syllogismes", and "Elle Et Lui". CD

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