A legend of jazz and film music in its best form. The colourful soundtrack from Henning Carlsen’s erotic comedy for the first time in complete form on CD.
The crazy, avantgarde comedy remaining in the spirit of the New Wave is today a cult film. The amorous adventures of the particular characters are accompanied by the expressive, highly varied music of Krzysztof Komeda. Though the leading motif of the film is the lyrical, subtle piano melody accompanied by a strings section, most themes here draw heavily from concepts combining jazz and Latino music – cascading percussion instruments, swinging flutes and groovy vocals create an atmosphere that is not found in any other of Komeda’s film music. “People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart” is now appearing on CD in its entirety for the first time. The material has been remastered from the original tapes and contains also alternative takes not used in the film. The booklet includes a short essay on the subject of the music and photos. The cover is based on a rare, Italian cinema poster of the film.
1. Czolówka / Main Titles 2. Papieros / Cigarette 3. Balet rak / Hand’s ballet 4. Rio 5. Palac Copacabana / Copacabana Palace 6. Cóz, ja nigdy… / Well, I Never… 7. Diamenty / Diamonds 8. Burdel I / Brothel I 9. Burdel II / Brothel II 10. Nowy Jork I / New York I 11. Balet na moscie / Ballet on the Bridge 12. Nowy Jork II / New York II 13. Teatr Nowojorski / The New York Theatre 14. Prywatka / Party 15. Bar Wenecja / Venice Bar 16. Ciala kuliste / Globes 17. Klub nocny / Nightclub 18. Taniec / Dance 19. Final / Finale BONUS TRACKS 20. Nieostre portrety / Blurred Portraits 21. Balet na moscie (wersja alternatywna) / Ballet on the Bridge (alternative version) 22. Taniec (wersja alternatywna) / Dance (alternative version) 23. Papieros (wersja alternatywna) / Cigarette (alternative version) 24. Muzyka baletowa (Burdel III) / Ballet Music (Brothel III)
Zespól pod dyr. Krzysztofa Komedy
GAD CD 060 OUT: 29.09.2017 FILE UNDER: Soundtrack / Jazz BARCODE: 5901549197808
I bought it directly from the site in Poland. It is very affordable in US, even with shipping charges. I think it came out to 11 or 12 bucks, including shipping.
I bought this CD from Dusty Groove 2 months ago in October.
This GAD edition is a significant improvement over the M&E&dialogue tracks heard on that Polonia/Power Bros. version.
Also, this score's recording sessions were done, if I recall the notes correctly, in Denmark. I highlight this aspect because I honestly don't know if there has been any other soundtrack album released from master tapes originally recorded in Denmark. If not, then this People Meet disc may very well be a soundtrack 'first' in this regard.