The Cinema of Georges Delerue
Music famous or rare, arcane and previously unreleased.
6CD long-box set
Release date: November 17th
Since the origins of the Universal France Ecoutez le cinéma!* collection, composer Georges Delerue has established himself as one of its most emblematic figures, with Contempt, Jules and Jim and Police Python 357, together with anthologies devoted to his work in HiFi alongside François Truffaut and Philippe de Broca. This new opus is a luxury long-box set which is exceptional in both form and content: six CDs; a forty-four page booklet; seven hours of music; a flurry of previously-unreleased compositions; and scores that are sometimes famous, sometimes rare, including some that are now available here for the very first time. To achieve this unusual project, Georges Delerue's family granted access to the composer's personal archives, revealing a whole chapter of his work that had previously remained hidden. From the Nouvelle Vague to Platoon, and from Maurice Pialat to Oliver Stone, the life of the man and the artist gradually builds into a tangible picture, thanks to a substantial track-listing. This set is a must, especially for every fan of the work of a man whom British filmmaker Ken Russell considered to be "the greatest film-music composer of all time."
*Ecoutez le cinema! = "Listen to the movies!"
CD 1-4: Feature-films, 1962-1992
CD 5: Short-films and theme-music
CD 6: Television
117 titles, 7 hours of music
Testimonials by Agnès Varda, Bernardo Bertolucci, Claude Miller, Dan Carlin, Howard Shore, Norman Jewison, Bruce Beresford and Pierre Schoendoerffer