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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE PICASSO SUMMER-69-One of Michel's most addictive pieces, fast moving, catchy and tuneful in elite fashion. A winner, yet so straightforward.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I don't know how many people here have gotten it, but I cannot say enough good things about Legrand's THE MOUNTAIN MEN. Lovely, sweeping main theme and exciting action cues.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I don't know how many people here have gotten it, but I cannot say enough good things about Legrand's THE MOUNTAIN MEN. Lovely, sweeping main theme and exciting action cues.

Yes this was a surprise for me. Really like it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

PIECES OF DREAMS-70- Michel's very pretty ballad LITTLE BOY BLUE, sung on the soundtrack by PEGGY LEE, and done by many other singers over the years.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

SUMMER OF 42-71- Possibly Michel's most famous music, a lilting pretty theme that sticks with you long after hearing it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

YENTL-83- Michel delivers a string of very pretty songs in this musical.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Happy Birthday to Michel!! 82 years old today.

One of my fave albums is the "Concert Legrand" (the one with the running shoes on the cover) that has some tracks not available elsewhere (correct me if I'm wrong).

What makes this a beautiful album are tracks #4 "Wonder where I'll be tomorrow" from 'Sheila Levine...', #5 & 8 from the film 'Cage without a Key', track #9 "Fickle Fingers" (a nice jazz piece), and track #10 "Petite musique d'amour".

It's easy to overlook a lot of these hidden gems while enjoying many of his top 10 album/film scores.

This is the album that is great to get a non fan turned on to his other scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE HUNTER-80- Beautiful end theme by MICHEL.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NATE AND HAYES- 84- TREVOR JONES- A wonderful majestic beautiful score from Trevor.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE DARK CRYSTAL-83- TREVOR JONES - Another fantastic majestic beautiful score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

PICNIC-55-GEORGE DUNING-Beautiful mellow main theme.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Score Whore   (Member)

I would classify a beautiful soundtrack as one that you could play at a dinner party as background music, that there would be no changes in the general mood of the score that would cause a guest to question your choice. In that respect, quite a few John Barry scores would be beautiful soundtracks from start to finish, as would THE JOY LUCK CLUB. A lot of the scores listed here, whilst having beautiful tracks, are not beautiful from start to finish. If you were lucky, your dinner party guest might ask what the music is, and could they get a copy!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sure, good point, some scores will play the main beautiful score often through the film with cues in between that would not be defined as beautiful; Then there are scores which for the most part are beautiful [the blue lagoon-80-for one] but even these scores will have segments that are not define as beautiful. It wouldn't be good film scoring if it were. Unless you have a film where there is absolutely no conflict, now that would be rare. Then you have scores where the main theme or themes are played only once or twice and the rest of the score would not be considered beautiful[Friday the 13th, point in hand]. I have listed a combo of all, so maybe the thread title should be BEAUTIFUL SOUNDTRACKS AND THEMES or BEAUTIFUL THEMES AND SOUNDTRACKS. thanks for your interest.I may very well take your advice, I often do when the advice is GOOD.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I Remember 2 beautiful soundtracks THE BLUE LAGOON AND SOMEWHERE IN TIME where non film music listeners did enjoy the scores for the most part. However during some pieces they were shall we say getting ants in their pants.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION-90- GEORGES DELERUE- What a beautiful score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE NATURAL-84- RANDY NEWMAN-A pleasant smooth score of beauty

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

[sorry for that mishap] In a rush I used the word films instead of the word scores yesterday morning- been corrected.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

AIRPORT-70-ALFRED NEWMAN- A very nice love theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD-65- ALFRED NEWMAN-A beautiful slow moving dirge like theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

DAY OF THE LOCUST-74- JOHN BARRY- Very pretty love theme in typical Barry's style- PAUL WILLIAMS on one of his lp's did a vocal rendition of this nice melody, it was called LONELY HEARTS.

 
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