01. Face To Face (3:41) (Interprété par Vivian Reed) 02. L’Africain (Ouverture) (3:30) 03. Nostalgie de Victor (2:23) 04. Soirée chez Patterson (1:22) 05. Poulakis et sa Bande (3:02) 06. Valse Boston (1:35) 07. Charlotte Abandonnée (2:16) 08. Sur la Piste des Eléphants (3:07) 09. Victor et Charlotte (3:13) 10. Marche Militaire (1:11) 11. L’Espoir (2:09) 12. Victor Sauve les Eléphants (3:08) 13. Le Bar de L:hôtel (2:01) 14. Voltige Aérienne (2:27) 15. A Bientôt, Charlotte (2:03) 16. L’Adieu à l’Afrique (2:27) 17. Face To Face (3:41) (Version Instrumentale) 18 Suite Symphonique De Broca (17:00)
Musique composée et dirigée par Georges Delerue. Piano : Raymond Alessandrini. Enregistrement et mixage : Studios Abbey Road, janvier 1983. Ingénieur du son : Eric Tomlinson.
Construction de la suite, transitions musicales et piano soliste : Raymond Alessandrini. Orchestre Symphonique de la Radio Slovaque dirigé par David Hernando Rico. Enregistré au Concert Hall - Slovak Radio, Bratislava, avril 2012.
For those for whom amazon.fr is an order option, they currently have seemingly all single disc volumes (both the upcoming and the previous releases) from the whole Écoutez le Cinéma ! series at just 9.99 EURO each:
01 Russian March (Opening Credits) 02 Main Title from Topaz 03 French Embassy 04 The Farewell to Juanita 05 Welcome to Cuba 06 Deadly Appointment 07 Love Theme for Juanita de Cordoba 08 From Copenhagen to Washington 09 Suspicion 10 The Hidden Microfilm 11 Betrayal 12 Secret Identity 13 Topaz (Conclusion) 14 Russian March (Version 2)
Nothing against your website, Olivier, I just wanted to express that you are not yet (pas encore ) the official Écoutez homepage However, given the absence of an official Écoutez homepage, yours probably comes closest to it.
Missing times are from CDs I haven't got in my own collection yet. If you want to provide these timings, I am happy to add them to the list, but please make sure you read the total time from a CD player display, not from iTunes or another program that just gives the accumulated times of the individual tracks (without factoring in the gaps between the tracks).
Eventually I have received the three latest Écoutez ! releases as well. I'm quite happy with the batch, especially with L'AFRICAIN which sounds way better than what was available before. TOPAZ sounds much more conventional than I had expected and to my ears actually has some 1960s Barry feeling to it. The Legrand CD is obviously a very different kind of score and probably fits the current humid summer days best.
I also updated and corrected my Écoutez list (see above). If anyone can fill in the gaps it still has (exact total timing for NOUVELLES VAGUE – CHANSONS ET MUSIQUES DE FILM and GEORGES DELERUE – MUSIQUES DE FILMS 1961-1992, feel free to email me.
I'm quite happy with the batch, especially with L'AFRICAIN which sounds way better than what was available before.
L'AFRICAIN indeed sounds superb, having been recorded at Abbey Road Studios under Eric Tomlinson with pianist Raymond Alessandrini. Together with the bonus suite with Alessandrini and the Slovak Radio Orchestra , the CD makes for a very enjoyable listening experience.