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 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (THE LIGHT YEARS / THE TERRIBLE YEARS) (EXPANDED) (1989)
Music Composed and Conducted by Georges Delerue


The Limited 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition of 1500 units.
Newly remastered and expanded edition.
More than 2 hours of music, including 35 minutes of music never released before.
A full-color 16-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Gergely Hubai.

Ref: MBR-053
Release Date: September 8, 2014

In collaboration with TF1 Droits Audiovisuels and Colette Delerue, Music Box Records presents the epic Georges Delerue score La Révolution Française (The French Revolution). Shown in two parts upon its original release (The Light Years and The Terrible Years), this film by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron was made for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution and detailed the history of the conflict in six hours with an international cast such as Jean-François Balmer, Jane Seymour, Andrzej Seweryn, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Sam Neill, Claudia Cardinale, Peter Ustinov, François Cluzet and Christopher Lee! The film spans one of the longest and most complex scores by Georges Delerue. The colorful tapestry of the 20+ year history allowed the composer to create one of his most evocative scores ranging from his best-known romantic side to lush period pieces, choral majesty and disturbing strings suspense for the fall of Robespierre and friends.

The score is given a new, expanded release, including the full program of the original Polydor soundtracks with several bonuses. The new 2-CD not only improves the sound and contains over 35 minutes of previously unreleased music from the composer's archives, but also corrects the incorrectly reversed stereo channels of the original Polydor release. Even if you own the original LPs or the now out-of-print CD re-issue, the new release brings something new in all departments.

This deluxe limited 25th anniversary collector's edition is the most ambitious release of the label up to this point. The CD comes in a slipcase which also includes a 16-page full-color booklet with bilingual (French and English) liner notes by Gergely Hubai. The release is limited to 1500 units.



TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1 • FIRST PART: THE LIGHT YEARS (PREMIÈRE ÉPOQUE : LES ANNÉES LUMIÈRE)
1. Hymne à la Liberté (version orchestrale) (03:54)
2. Le lever du Roi (01:13)
3. Le hameau de la Reine (01:05)
4. Ouverture des États généraux (01:06)
5. Premier appel révolutionnaire (01:30)
6. À la Bastille (01:24)
7. Prise de la Bastille (04:20)
8. Fête des barricades (01:47)
9. Abolition des privilèges (02:05)
10. Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme (04:46)
11. La marche des femmes (03:47)
12. La Fête (02:31)
13. Appels et serment (01:42)
14. Mort de Mirabeau (00:57)
15. Fête au Champ de Mars (01:16)
16. Fersen et Marie-Antoinette (01:07)
17. La Reine et ses enfants (01:31)
18. L'ombre de la guerre (01:13)
19. Défaite des régiments français (02:27)
20. La Marseillaise (01:28)
21. Fin de la royauté (03:06)
22. Hymne à la Liberté (Performed by Jessye Norman) (03:52)
BONUS TRACKS:
23. Les années lumière (Générique) (00:35)
24. Mort de Louis-Joseph (01:45)
25. Acclamations du peuple (00:30)
26. Les festivités (00:48)
27. Le piège (02:04)
28. Marat dénonce le roi (02:24)
29. Le serment du Jeu de paume (01:01)
30. La Garde nationale / Chute de la monarchie (02:03)
31. Naissance d'un hymne (01:29)
32. Hymne à la Liberté (alternate orchestral version) (03:05)

Disc 1 Total Time • 65:13

DISC 2 • SECOND PART : THE TERRIBLE YEARS (DEUXIÈME ÉPOQUE : LES ANNÉES TERRIBLES)
1. Hymne à la Liberté (version orchestrale / orchestral version) (03:53)
2. Départ de la famille royale (01:09)
3. La Fayette (01:34)
4. Les Prussiens (01:07)
5. Français contre Prussiens (02:52)
6. Saint-Just (00:59)
7. La tristesse du Roi (02:15)
8. Le vote pour la mort du Roi (02:00)
9. La mort de Gabrielle (00:50)
10. Marat (02:20)
11. Le destin de Marie-Antoinette (02:28)
12. Les exécutions (01:49)
13. Folie et massacres (04:02)
14. Danton est de retour (01:38)
15. Le complot (02:18)
16. L'imprudence de Desmoulins (01:10)
17. Exécution de Danton et Desmoulins (03:54)
18. La folie de Robespierre (01:10)
19. Exécution de Robespierre (02:47)
20. Épilogue (01:04)
BONUS TRACKS:
21. Hymne à la Liberté (variation) (Performed by Jessye Norman) (03:01)
22. Marie-Antoinette dans sa prison (01:44)
23. Condamnations à mort (01:56)
24. Danton est accusé (02:13)
25. Robespierre et Saint-Just (01:23)
26. Destins séparés (01:32)
27. La Révolution dévore ses propres enfants (01:29)
28. Robespierre blessé (00:51)
29. Fête de l'Être suprême (00:36)
30. Les années terribles (Hymne à la Liberté) (01:48)
31. Hymne à la Liberté (demo) (Piano Solo performed by Georges Delerue) (03:27)

Disc 2 Total Time • 62:38

Total 2-CD Time • 127:51

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/1090-la-revolution-francaise.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

YEEES!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   italia57   (Member)

Wow!!!! Amazing set! Been looking for so much time! Epic music! I'll order asap from SAE!
Thanks a lot, MB-R!! Keep on going strong. guys!

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Release of the year if you ask me!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

...delighted to hear all the bonus tracks in glorious-sounding stereo !

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Looks gorgeous.
I don't buy everything by Delerue, but this one looks unmissable.

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Of course I ordered this one (my first and probably the last purchase at August)!
Magnum opus from great Delerue - I can't miss this one.
My prediction - this will be sold out VERY quick...
ps By the way, the price is little lower (17.42€) - little & pleasant surprise for those who lives outside of France I think?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

At 1500 units, I agree that this is probably going to be a quick sell out. Ordered!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

I have never bought a Delerue score before. I this a good introduction?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's a great score. If this had come out about 10 years ago, I would have been all over it. But as it is, I'm pleased with my old 2CD set from.....was it Prometheus? Can't remember the label off the top of my head.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

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te]I have never bought a Delerue score before. I this a good introduction?

As good as it gets. At my stage of life and collecting, I rarely buy anything EXCEPT Delerue...

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

It's a great score. If this had come out about 10 years ago, I would have been all over it. But as it is, I'm pleased with my old 2CD set from.....was it Prometheus? Can't remember the label off the top of my head.

It was Disques Cinémusique...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Release of the year if you ask me!

a welcome rerelease indeed BUT

Her Alibi is my release of the year !! wink

we may have a good surprise by the end of the year !

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Release of the year if you ask me!

a welcome rerelease indeed BUT

Her Alibi is my release of the year !! wink

we may have a good surprise by the end of the year !


Something... something... something good this way comes? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Release of the year if you ask me!

a welcome rerelease indeed BUT

Her Alibi is my release of the year !! wink

we may have a good surprise by the end of the year !


Something... something... something good this way comes? wink


something...

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Ok, we will wait.
(Of course I hope for 2 CD-set with both used & unused music - I missed original Horner release, so set with both score will be fantastic gift from Intrada/Disney).

But we need to return to Revolution! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

And ordered.
Never heard this score but since I love everything else I have by Delerue I've no doubt I'm going to enjoy this one. The whole package looks wonderful, Music Box have done a fabulous job with this one by the looks of it.

Now to wait for it to turn up.

I take it that its arranged with the original release track layout with the additional music a the bonus tracks.
Hopefully someone will be able to put these additional tracks back into their correct places?

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Of course I ordered this one (my first and probably the last purchase at August)!
Magnum opus from great Delerue - I can't miss this one.
My prediction - this will be sold out VERY quick...
ps By the way, the price is little lower (17.42€) - little & pleasant surprise for those who lives outside of France I think?


Indeed! This baby cost me all of 28.61$ US - and that includes shipping! I've been ordering most of my Music Box titles directly from them for a while now because:

- The price is always less than announced due to foreign buyers not paying the TVA (sales tax);

- And secondly because even when factoring in (the very expensive) shipping, I still pay less than I would at say SAE. Add to that the fact that barely four days pass by between the CDs being shipped out and my receiving them in Canada no less. eek

Music Box rules!

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2014 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

Yes, people outside European Union (EU) don't pay French VAT (sales tax). FYI, when you are registered on our website, you can see this price (tax free).

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2014 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Any updates about "selling speed"?
I hope it's a good selling title for your!

 
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