Limited Edition of 500 Copies
Disques Cinémusique (DCM163)
Release Date: April 15, 2015
Conducted by Raymond LeFevre
Association Philharmonique de Paris
|1.||Le rat d'Amérique||2:23|
|2.||Salto Monday (La fuite près du torrent)||1:38|
|4.||Playa de Chinchorros (Préméditation au meurtre)||2:18|
|5.||Draisine et cavaliers||1:32|
|7.||Charles fuyant la mine||1:32|
|8.||Révélation à Asuncion||1:27|
|9.||Le canon, Les Animas (Frontière Bolivie-Chili)||1:21|
|11.||Départ (Le train)||1:45|
|12.||Rencontre à Asuncion||1:56|
|13.||La mine et la benne||2:11|
|Total Album Time:||33:10|
While Le rat d'Amerique itself seems to have completely disappeared, its purely instrumental music has survived and continues to impress thanks to the LP record that was released in 1962, now a valuable collector's item. Here a mammoth, classical sounding symphony orchestra of 90 musicians blends perfectly with the traditional repertoire of Paraguay and Bolivia, giving the music a refreshing vitality. Composer Georges Garvarentz has obviously given the best of himself for this special project, one that must have been close to his heart.
The soundtrack was released on a 45 rpm EP and, still an uncommon practice at the time in Europe, on a 33 rpm LP album. Moreover, while only a monophonic version was the most common, the company Barclay pressed a small number of copies in true stereo. Of course, this rare version of Le rat d'Amerique is the only one that pays justice Garvarentz's powerful score. As our research to find a master tape recording proved unsuccessful, we have transferred the music from one of those precious stereo vinyl albums, sparing no effort to digitally restore it.
This limited edition of 500 comes with an 8-page booklet-folder featuring liner notes by DCM producer Clément Fontaine.
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