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Le Conformiste / La Petite Fille en velours bleu

Le Conformiste / La Petite Fille en velours bleu

Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Music Box Records (MBR-022)

Release Date: February 5, 2013

Conducted by George Delerue

Format: CD

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1. LE CONFORMISTE: Générique début* 2:45
2. Hôtel Palais d'Orsay* 1:18
3. Les Clerici* 1:44
4. O.K. Bull 2:36
5. Couleurs de Paris 1:48
6. Violettes de Parme* 1:28
7. Foxtrot du Maestro Delerue* 2:09
8. Ester 2:05
9. Le Ministre* 1:13
10. Fiacre 1:58
11. Il Conformista 2:15
12. École de danse* 2:02
13. Tango di rabbia 1:42
14. Campagnola 2:27
15. Cinque su dieci 2:19
16. Gravita' estrema 0:57
17. Anna, Ester et Marcello* 2:14
18. Valzer del Conformista 2:53
19. LA PETITE FILLE EN VELOURS BLEU: Thème de Laura 2:09
20. La déposition 1:49
21. Danse des nostalgiques 1:14
22. Conrad et Francesca 0:49
23. Mike 1:40
24. Conrad et Laura 3:17
25. La mort de Macha 2:05
26. L'accident 1:48
27. Fête chez les Casarès 3:32
28. Le bar des alliés 1:26
29. La petite fille en velours bleu 1:50
  Total Album Time: 57:32

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Track Listing Legend:
* Previously Unreleased

58 minutes of music, including 35 minutes of music never-before released.

8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb.

MUSIC BOX RECORDS is pleased to present on the same CD two original motion picture soundtracks composed and conducted by Georges Delerue: The Conformist (1970) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and La Petite Fille en velours bleu (1978) directed by Alan Bridges.

This new expanded edition of The Conformist offers thirty-six minutes, including fifteen previously unreleased on any earlier version, enabling us to appreciate the extent of the composer's work and especially the heterogeneity of the material. Based on a main melancholy theme, he refers back to it right through the film with varied instrumentation and dissonant registers.

The score navigates between source music pieces whose the most of them are composed by Delerue himself and effective dramatic underscoring. It is the thematic and orchestral diversity that produces the score's originality. It moves from use of ondes Martenot, to shimmering instrumentation counterpoised with the lyrical quality of some tunes, to darker pieces. This expanded reissue gives listeners new insight into Georges Delerue's beautiful music score for Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece.

We have made every effort to improve the sound quality of the only existing 1/4" mono master tapes for The Conformist. Forty years later, this is the official expanded CD release of one of Georges Delerue's famous scores. As a bonus, this CD includes the never-before released soundtrack La Petite Fille en Velours Bleu and offers the complete short score composed by Georges Delerue for the film. This theme of a love triangle in a bourgeois milieu provided Delerue with a new opportunity to depict musically a behind-closed-doors ambience in the heavy atmosphere of the war years.

The tone is lighter and playful, offering succulent piano bar themes contrasting with darker musical passages. The main theme played beautifully by one of his lucky-mascot soloists (zither-player Monique Rollin) evokes the ritornellos of The Day of the Dolphin.

La Petite Fille en Velours Bleu is one of Delerue's little-known music soundtracks begging to be (re)discovered.

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