Les Choses De La Vie ... LP Philips/Transversales Disques (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
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Our favorite album ever from French soundtrack maestro PhilippeSarde – and maybe one of our favorite French soundtracks too! There's a really special quality to this music – as rich as some of Sarde's other scores, but maybe linked more towards the new wave of subtle expression that came about in French cinema after the nouvelle vague – that quality that you might hear in the music of Francis Lai at his most subtle moments, handled perfectly here. Tracks are relatively short – mostly spare variations on a sad, dreamy little melody that's played in the film as the car of the main character slowly crumbles in an accident – a death that begins the movie, which then tells the story backwards! The tune only features swells of strings and piano, but it's compelling enough to hear in a number of variations here – and mixed with a few other great melodies too, including one song sung by the film's stars Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider. Titles include "L'Accident Ralenti", "Prelude A L'Accident", "La Chanson D'Helene", and "La Mort". LP, Vinyl record album
A lost jazzy gem – featuring solo work by the great Stan Getz! The soundtrack is one of PhilippeSarde's greatest of the 70s – warm and mellow, with a dark edge that's fitting for the moody Georges Lautner film that accompanied it. But the real treat here is Getz – who solos with that freely exploratory tone that he brought to some of his best later recordings – a style started with the classic Sweet Rain, and brought into play on the Dynasty and Captain Marvel albums, both of which were some of his greatest work of later years. Tracks are shortish, and Getz plays with an urgency that's missing from many other 70s sides – and titles include "Solitude", "Valerie", "Dans Le Regard D'Alain Delon", "Paris Cinq Heures Du Matin", and "Tout Est Tranquille". CD also features 2 tracks from the soundtrack to the film Est-Ce Bien Raisonnable, from 1981. CD
A mix of modes, but a set that's got some great soundtrack work from the French scene – including tracks from Le Train, Deux Hommes Dans La Ville, Lese Choses De La Vie, and Max Et Les Ferrailleurs by PhilippeSarde – plus La Scoumoune and Les Anges by Francois De Roubaix, Les Violets Clos by Paul Misraki, Antoine Et Sebastien by Jacques Dutronc and Francois Rauber, and Traitement De Choc by Rene Koering and Alain Jessua. LP, Vinyl record album
PhilippeSarde's sophisticated score for the film La Guerre Du Feu – also known as Quest For Fire – music that's a fair bit more modern than the prehistoric setting of the movie! Most of the instrumentation is orchestral, but Sarde also allows plenty of space for spare, brooding moments too – passages that have an almost tribal quality at points, and an organically resonant approach at others. The recording has quite a high dynamic range – bursting from silence to fullness in a very short space – then slinking back into the shadows at the next moment! LP, Vinyl record album
Genius! Pure mad genius – and one of the best volumes in this always-great series! After 10 volumes, the folks at Easy Tempo have become incredibly well skilled at picking groovy soundtrack tunes – and this beautiful 20 track package is as much a delight for the ears as it is for the musically-driven mind. The range of grooves is incredible – with elements that include swinging Hammond organ, breezy wordless vocals, spare sax and reeds, cool vibes, and just about anything else the Italian soundtrack composers of the 60s and 70s could get their hands on! Titles include "Swing E Sesso" by Carlo Rustichelli, "On Ce Voit Ce Soir" by PhilippeSarde, "Allora Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai, "Tough Guys" by Carlo Pes, "Face To Face" by Stelvio Cipriani, "L'Isola Misteriosa" by Piero Piccioni, "Mary's Theme" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Qualcosa Piu Grande Di Noi" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Pupa Del Gangster" by Piero Umiliani. CD
Funky tunes and groovy tracks collide in this always-great series! This 10th volume pushes the envelope even further – mixing together tight jazzy numbers with other cuts that have a late 60s pop sound. Tracks include "Watermelon Man" by Monk Higgins, "Jukes Box Chez Saidani" by PhilippeSarde, "Funky Beat" by Claude Ciari, "Sock It My Way" by The Animated Egg, "Les Electroniciens" by Bruno Spoerri, "Rendez Vous With The Sun (part 2)" by Howard Wales, "Guru Vin" by Don Sebesky, "Madrid" by Collage, "What's Wrong With Grooving" by Letta Mbulu, "Skinny Dip" by New Visions, "Get Thy Bearings" by Donovan, "Aubergine Time" by Bernard Lubat, "Spooky" by Classic IV, and "Baby Batter" by Harvey Mandel. 18 tracks in all. CD