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Les onze mille verges / Tarot

Les onze mille verges / Tarot

Limited Edition of 500 Copies

Music Box Records (MBR-055)

Release Date: October 13, 2014

Format: CD

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1. LES ONZE MILLE VERGES: Batuccada Erotica 2:47
2. Florence et Nathalie 2:27
3. Duo des chattes 3:18
4. Tiens, serait-ce du boudin ? 0:45
5. Introduction au thème des 11000 verges 0:40
6. Alexine 3:22
7. Repas dans L'Orient-Express (based on J.S. Bach) 4:09
8. Natacha 3:37
9. Wanda et Nadège 3:14
10. Tristan de vinaigre 0:46
11. La valse de Tristan 0:52
12. Port Arthur 1:34
13. Haydin 1:28
14. Tristan de vinaigre 0:49
15. Strip-tease pour un Japonais 1:33
16. Batuccada Erotica (Bis) 1:42
17. Les 11000 verges 3:15
18. TAROT: Tarot (performed by Nanette Workman) 3:16
19. Incantation 2:52
20. Reading the Cards* 3:23
21. Blind Date* 1:20
22. Blind Faith* 1:30
23. Tarot (Part 2) (performed by Nanette Workman) 1:44
24. Breakdown 1:30
25. Blind Luck* 0:42
26. Tarot (Part 3)* 2:49
27. Hearing Aid* 2:25
28. Doggie Style* 3:06
29. Blind Terror* 3:05
30. Tarot (Finale) (performed by Nanette Workman) 4:01
31. Tarot (short version)* (performed by Nanette Workman) 2:06
32. Tarot (Finale) (alternate version)* (performed by Nanette Workman) 3:52
  Total Album Time: 73:59

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* Previously Unreleased

In collaboration with Gruppo Sugar and Les Éditions Djanik, Music Box Records announces the release of a new CD featuring two scores from French composer Michel Colombier. Though he wrote over 100 film scores, only a handful of Colombier scores had been released and we are happy to add two more titles to the expanding discography.

Adapted and directed by one-time filmmaker Eric Lipmann, Les Onze Mille Verges is an erotic film based on the pornographic picaresque written by Guillaume Apollinaire. Featuring a series of loosely connected sexual escapades, Colombier's music for the film is a colorful collection of musical vignettes showing his great talent at creating catchy hooks showing a wide range of influences from French impressionism to striptease big band: a purely rhythmical backing (brazilian drums, percussion), waltz with harp and harpsichord and romantic love themes for piano influenced by Schubert.

Directed by José María Forqué, Tarot is a 1973 Spanish thriller starring Sue "Lolita" Lyon as a young gold digger getting involved with an elderly blind man (played by Fernando Rey). Colombier's score for the film is anchored by the title song Tarot, performed by Canadian singer Nanette Workman. Apart from the song, the music is characterized by electronic experimentation and esoteric ambient sound design for the loveless romance of Angela and Albert.

The CD features over 75 minutes of music, including 25 minutes of previously unreleased music. Les Onze Mille Verges features a remastered recreation of the original LP program, previously issued by Pathé when the film came out. Selections from Tarot (only 5 cues) were previously released on the flipside of an EP—now this program is expanded to feature all the surviving psychedelic music, including several takes of the catchy title tune. The CD comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the films and the score.

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