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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2014 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   italia57   (Member)

For the record, Georges Delerue would have liked to record with French orchestra but as he was to record all the sessions in August, the French musicians were on holidays and didn't want to do it in summer break!

Thank you for such interesting and valious information! So the album was recorded in August 1989 after the London Sessions in May of the same year at Abbey Road Studios.

As from what I read from liner notes of American Friends, Delerue liked very much British musicians and performers, that's why he recorded so much in London.

 Posted:   Sep 23, 2014 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Wedge, you might be interested to know that there is in fact a longer ENGLISH broadcast version of "The French Revolution" in four 90 minute installments. The film appears to have been filmed twice, as the English version quite plainly features the same actors saying their lines in English! The first part is indeed titled "Years of Hope" (Parts 3 and 4 are titled "Years of Rage") and features "The King's Levée" ("Le lever du Roi") at the 4:30 mark, a scene which was cut from the French theatrical version:

I'll have to watch this longer version to see if all of the "outtake" cues are actually there.

 Posted:   Sep 28, 2014 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

This week, I decided to sit down with the film and attempt to cobble together a rough chronological score sequence. ...

16. Fersen et Marie-Antoinette [5]

[5] This chamber piece does not appear to be used in the film -- or, if it is, I didn't catch it. I'm speculating that it might be alternate music for the scene where Fersen professes his loyalty to the queen at a party she is giving. The film has a bit of source music here, so perhaps Delerue wrote something original that was later replaced. Again, this is just a guess. It could also be an alternate for "Le lever du Roi," as I believe the queen is dancing with Fersen in that scene.

Another misnomer. "Fersen et Marie-Antoinette" is -- believe it or not -- the music heard during Mirabeau's "encounter" with his "confessor." It's no wonder that you didn't catch it; you were distracted! smile

The same scene in the English broadcast version has the same music, but the visuals have been re-filmed to be more suitable for a TV viewing audience.

The title "Fersen et Marie-Antoinette" would better be applied to "La Reine et ses enfants," which is mostly a love scene between Fersen and the Queen.

 Posted:   Sep 28, 2014 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Good catch! Coincidentally, the placement in my sequencing does not change. smile

 Posted:   Dec 2, 2014 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)


 Posted:   Dec 2, 2014 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)


Eventhough i have the older double disc i am glad i have ordered this new set today. It is still available at SAE but for how long? This is a must have release!

 Posted:   Dec 2, 2014 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


Bravo! Bien joué les gars. Any Sarde of De Roubaix in the cards?

 Posted:   Dec 2, 2014 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Everytime I see this topic, my brain reads "The French Connection Expanded"

 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   hyperdanny   (Member)

This is (or was) a really magnificent issue in all respects: packaging, documentation, and of course sound quality.
I've never been a big Delerue fan, but this is undoubtedly a masterpiece...melodic invention, stirring grandeur, incredibile variety of musical styles.
It's funny..the last and only time I had seen the (very good) miniseries was in 1989 on TV...well, as soon as the first note of Hymne à la Liberté came out from my loudspeakers it all came back like it was yesterday:this magnificent music was still saved in some deep recess of my mind, after all these years.
Such is the gift of great music.

Anyway, now that it's gone sold out, I just wanted to let you know that at the FNAC store on the Champs Elysées they had at least 4 copies (well, 3 since I bought one).
That was a month ago. (small but very good selection of soundtracks cd's , BTW)
If you happen to be in Paris......

 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Does it cost less than the price of a beer in Paris? wink

 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   hyperdanny   (Member)

paid EUR 18.99

 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

At SAE's rare,used one of a kind for $30 right now.....

 Posted:   Dec 5, 2014 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

A person should definitely get this set. Very good musics in it. I'll probably spin this disc on a radio show I'll be visiting next Saturday.

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