New from Universal Music France...
"Film music was an old lady who lived virtuously on her income. With Pop Music, she is now eighteen years old and has absolutely horrifying ways." So wrote Michel Audiard in 1968. To confirm his analysis, Cine Pop gathers an abrasive selection of jerks, shakes and psychedelic ballads written by well-known film music composers: François de Roubaix, Michel Magne, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier, Francis Lai, Claude Bolling, not to mention well-named André Popp, and Christophe for “La route de Salina”, a hippie road movie signed by Georges Lautner. Ciné Pop: a high-octane album to ignite our memories‘ dance floors.
For the first time on vinyl, sixteen iconic themes from the French Film Noir, some famous (Touchez pas au grisbi, Lift to scaffold, Razzia sur la chnouf), others to rediscover (Du grabuge chez les veuves, Le Crime ne paie pas). Between blues and bebop, it is an invitation to walk in the fifties Paris nights. Your guides: Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Georges Delerue, Art Blakey, Martial Solal and ... François de Roubaix, with two glowing titles from The Samurai.
Le Monde Musical De François Truffaut
October 2014 marks the thirty years since the passing of François Truffaut, one of the most famous French filmmakers. To commemorate this anniversary, the French Cinémathèque dedicate the first exhibition devoted to the filmmaker of Jules and Jim and The Last Metro. The 5 CD boxset Le Monde Musical De François Truffaut in the “Ecoutez le cinéma” series offers a musical journey with a song-loving filmmaker. Among two compositions of Georges Delerue and Bernard Herrmann, you will find Jeanne Moreau with Le Tourbillon, Alain Souchon with L’amour en fuite ... and Vincent Delerm with an original song, We imitate François Truffaut, especially recorded for this album.
La Métamorphose Des Cloportes
In the 50’s and 60’s it was fashionable for filmmakers to make a thriller in the Hollywood tradition of jazz (Lift to scaffold). In this case that was La Métamorphose Des Cloportes. Thanks to the resources offered by the producer Darryl Zanuck, Pierre Granier-Deferre could afford the services of the organist Jimmy Smith. All the pieces were improvised in one night by an excellent trio with Quentin Warren on electric guitar and Billy Hart on drums. The score composed by Jimmy Smith perfectly accompanies the film.
An identical reissue of the famous musical Anna. Music by Serge Gainsbourg, directed by Pierre Koralnik with Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy and Serge Gainsbourg in the lead roles.