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 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

LE PROFESSIONNEL (1981)
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Ennio Morricone


Limited Edition of 500 copies.
52 minutes of music. Remastered edition supervised by Claudio Fuiano.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Laurent Perret.

Ref: MBR-048
Release Date: May 5, 2014

Music Box Records is pleased to reissue the classic Ennio Morricone soundtrack for Le Professionnel, one of the Maestro’s best known scores and themes that attained fame all over the world. Supervised and mastered by Claudio Fuiano, the soundtrack has the same program as the limited edition GDM CD released in 2002 that had been going for unreasonable prices on the secondary market.

For a long time, Le Professionnel has been notable for being one of the best-known Morricone scores even though very little of the composer’s music actually written for the film survived in the final cut. Instead of using the cues Morricone actually penned, director Georges Lautner and more importantly star Jean-Paul Belmondo decided to use a recording of "Chi Mai" a very famous Morricone composition that has been used and recorded in a number of different projects. The first appearance of the famous "Chi Mai" melody was in Maddalena (1971) and was later recorded as a pop song (in several languages) and a so-called disco instrumental was done in 1978. It was this recording that was used in Le Professionnel and is known as the theme from the film (even though it wasn’t specifically written for it).
As per usual, Morricone recorded longer, album only variations of his two primary motives: "Le vent, le cri" and his so called "Bach" motive whose album version was named "Le retour". The first theme represents Beaumont’s character, while the second one was designed as a sort of vengeance motive. The variations made for the film were featured on CDs as well, but due to the random nature of the naming and the random placement of the cues in the film, there’s a whole lot of music you never get to hear within the movie.

For those who missed the previous GDM edition, Music Box Records makes this new remastered definitive edition available once again. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Laurent Perret.



TRACKLISTING:

1. Le vent, le cri (premier thème) (05:20)
2. Bach (première variation) (01:20)
3. Le vent, le cri (première variation) (00:26)
4. Le vent, le cri (générique) (01:48)
5. Décision finale (01:24)
6. Le vent, le cri (deuxième variation) (02:37)
7. Le vent, le cri (troisième variation) (02:14)
8. Le vent, le cri (quatrième variation) (01:46)
9. D'Afrique (première version) (02:12)
10. Le retour (sur le nom de Bach) (05:28)
11. Le vent, le cri (cinquième variation) (01:48)
12. Bach (deuxième variation) (01:30)
13. Le vent, le cri (sixième variation) (01:16)
14. Le retour (Bach - troisième variation) (00:53)
15. Le vent, le cri (septième variation) (02:25)
16. Le vent, le cri (changement d'octave) (00:52)
17. D'Afrique (deuxième variation) (02:09)
18. Le vent, le cri (neuvième variation) (02:40)
19. Le retour (Bach - quatrième variation) (01:01)
20. Le vent, le cri (dixième variation) (02:26)
21. Le retour (Bach - cinquième variation) (00:42)
22. Le vent, le cri (onzième variation) (00:39)
23. Le vent, le cri (douzième variation) (01:19)
24. Le vent, le cri (treizième variation) (02:42)
25. Chi mai (03:27)

Total Time • 51:26

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/217-le-professionnel.html

LE MARGINAL (1983)
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Ennio Morricone


Limited Edition of 500 copies.
74 minutes of music. Remastered edition supervised by Claudio Fuiano.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Patrick Bouster.

Ref: MBR-049
Release Date: May 5, 2014

For those who missed the previous GDM edition released in 2002, Music Box Records is pleased to reissue the complete (slightly expanded) soundtrack of Le Marginal (The Outsider) composed, orchestrated and conducted by Ennio Morricone.

Le Marginal was a 1983 film directed by Jacques Deray (La Piscine, Borsalino, Trois hommes à abattre) and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Carlos Sotto Mayor and Pierre Vernier. The story is about Commissioner Jordan (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way. After scuffles with local mafia godfather Mecacci’s men, as well as with his own superiors, he is transferred to Paris. Soon at loggerheads with various criminal elements, he turns to a resumption of the pursuit of drug kingpin Sauveur Mecacci (Henry Silva).

The composer, in an unusual move, used a rock theme which would resurface in Copkiller that same year of 1983, and in Frantic in 1988. This urban score features numerous variations both similar and far off, from the most melodic (a catchy theme on oboe, which is both simple and elegant) to the harshest (tensed and percussive pieces).

The soundtrack of Le Marginal has been issued numerous times. The soundtrack LP was first issued by General Music in France in 1983 with a 10-track program. In 2002, GDM released an expanded edition with a 23-track program with a rich and varied presentation far superior to the original disc. It has been sold-out for so many years.

Supervised and mastered by Claudio Fuiano, this new definitive release is an essential adjunct to the GDM release, adding two supplementary pieces: a new version of the opening titles released solely on the double CD Belmondo-Morricone (1999) and the final track, appearing on several compilations, which is a shortened montage of the first track. It also includes the three songs (two of them composed by Ennio Morricone) performed by the band Blizzard. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Patrick Bouster.



TRACKLISTING:

Original Album:
1. Le marginal (06:18)
2. Thème classique (04:51)
3. Dreamer (Performed by Blizzard) (04:06)
4. H.S.M. (02:34)
5. Le marginal (Pour Carole) (02:56)
6. Don't Think Twice (Performed by Blizzard) (04:14)
7. Le marginal (La droguée et le garçon) (06:21)
8. Hypertension (première partie) (02:45)
9. Hypertension (deuxième partie) (01:56)
10. Le marginal (Conclusion) (06:21)

Bonus Tracks:
11. Le marginal (Générique début, première version) (02:07)
12. H.S.M. (Thème de Mecacci) (02:41)
13. Le marginal (Une charmante rencontre) (01:04)
14. Le marginal (Enquête sur la drogue) (01:58)
15. Le marginal (Le squat des Antillais) (02:15)
16. Le marginal (Générique début, deuxième version) (01:51)
17. Le marginal (Pour Carole, deuxième version) (02:39)
18. Le marginal (À la gare de l'est) (01:12)
19. Le marginal (Pour Carole, troisième version) (00:53)
20. Le marginal (Règlement de comptes) (01:55)
21. Le marginal (Extrême tension) (00:48)
22. Le marginal (Pour Carole, quatrième version) (01:02)
23. Forecast (Performed by Blizzard) (04:17)
24. Le marginal (Générique de fin) (02:29)
25. Le marginal (version alternative) (03:54)

Total Time • 74:30

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/218-le-marginal.html

LE DERNIER AMANT ROMANTIQUE (1978) • CAPITAINE X... (1983)
Music Composed by Pierre Bachelet


Limited Edition of 500 copies.
First time on CD. 70 minutes of music.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Nicolas Magenham.

Ref: MBR-047
Release Date: May 5, 2014

Music Box Records is pleased to present on the same CD two original motion picture soundtracks composed by Pierre Bachelet: Le Dernier Amant romantique (The Last Romantic Lover, 1978) directed by Just Jaeckin (Emmanuelle, The Story of O, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak) and French TV mini-series Capitaine X... (1983) directed by Bruno Gantillon.

Four years after Emmanuelle (1974), Just Jaeckin worked again with Pierre Bachelet for a film which is an homage to the world of circus and a satire on medias. The film, produced by Bernard Lenteric for Warner-Columbia Films, was written by the director himself and Ennio de Concini (who won an Oscar in 1963 for the screenplay to Divorce Italian Style directed by Pietro Germi). It tells the story of a female editor-in-chief of a large newspaper who falls in love with the lion tamer of a circus going bankrupt. She thus organizes a beauty contest for men, seeing to it that he wins.

With this film, Jaeckin goes slightly off the beaten path of sophisticated eroticism, in an altogether more delicate, but also ironic, direction. The film preached a sort of return to roots, a tradition incarnated at one and the same time by a certain idea of the romantic and by the world of the circus – in contrast with another kind of circus, of a more deleterious sort, that of the media and of beauty competitions. Bachelet’s music plays on this opposition: it is both situated well within the times, with its disco tempos and synths typical of the 1970s (especially for the title song Romantic Lover).
The scenes where the relationship between the image and the music has without doubt the most force are those that depict the world of the circus and in which Bachelet often utilizes anxiety-provoking synthesizers contrasting with these images from another age, which at the same time, curiously, adhere perfectly with them. For other scenes, Bachelet composes nostalgic themes that are more melodious, while preserving throughout a disconcerting and almost limping aspect, which recall certain pieces by Francis Lai done for Claude Lelouch.

This edition also presents for the first time on CD the original soundtrack to the spy series Bruno Gantillon's Capitaine X…, aired on the French television in 1983. The score showcases in large part original jazz music and romantic tracks.

Music Box Records, in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, presents both scores for the first time on CD and transferred from the original stereo master tapes. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Nicolas Magenham.



TRACKLISTING:

Le Dernier Amant romantique (37:24)
1. Romantic Lover (Performed by Cher Komisar) (03:24)
2. La roulotte (02:46)
3. Paradis samba (00:49)
4. Motel Show (02:30)
5. La bergerie (03:11)
6. La chanson de Fortunio (01:24)
7. Tendresse (02:22)
8. Conte de fée (02:45)
9. Roman d'amour (Performed by Marie Laforêt) (03:33)
10. Disco Circus (03:08)
11. Le dernier amant romantique (Bonnes manières) (02:32)
12. Nuit de cirque (03:33)
13. Le violon du bal (01:43)
14. La mort du lion (03:08)

Capitaine X... (31:48)
15. Pourquoi s'aimer (Performed by Anne Anderssen) (02:53)
16. L'adieu aux enfants (03:21)
17. Just for the Style (02:03)
18. Dans les yeux d'une valse (01:53)
19. Capitaine X (03:12)
20. Fin de soirée (03:04)
21. Croisière (01:42)
22. Swing Boat Blues (03:46)
23. Boléro (01:57)
24. Le marteau du crime (02:05)
25. La révérence du baron (05:28)

Total Time • 69:15

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/catalogue-cd/216-le-dernier-amant-romantique-capitaine-x.html

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NEWS:

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 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Le Professionnel is very nice surprise for me!
Missed original version, already grab this one.
Film and theme is really popular in my country, so I can't pass by big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I had always wanted to buy the those two Morricone scores but they were always so expensive. Now there's no obstacle.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

great batch! even though it's third one in a row without any delerue smile
maybe next time smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   morrifan   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html


Wow, only 300 copies of Companeros, it's such a great Morricone western score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   LEONCIO   (Member)

EMBLEMATIC TWO TITLES IN THE FILMOGRAPHY ENNIO MORRICONE SO LE PROFFESSIONALE and LE MARGINAL LIMITED TO 500 COPIES???? BUT WHY, WHY, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?????????

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html


Wow, only 300 copies of Companeros, it's such a great Morricone western score.


It is indeed. The theme song is insanely brilliant.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html


These are not a Music Box Record releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

EMBLEMATIC TWO TITLES IN THE FILMOGRAPHY ENNIO MORRICONE SO LE PROFFESSIONALE and LE MARGINAL LIMITED TO 500 COPIES???? BUT WHY, WHY, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?????????


okay, I agree with you, but there must be some legal issues.
I am pretty confident our friends at music box would have loved to do these titles unlimited...
better 500 than nothing...

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

EMBLEMATIC TWO TITLES IN THE FILMOGRAPHY ENNIO MORRICONE SO LE PROFFESSIONALE and LE MARGINAL LIMITED TO 500 COPIES???? BUT WHY, WHY, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?????????

Because they don't want to get stuck with many unsold copies.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html


Wow, only 300 copies of Companeros, it's such a great Morricone western score.


Well I believe the previous Verita Note edition is not even sold out...

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Non pas une mais bien deux B.O.F. de films de Bebel! Très bien joué les gars.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html


Wow, only 300 copies of Companeros, it's such a great Morricone western score.


Well I believe the previous Verita Note edition is not even sold out...


Content is identical to the Verita Note/Japan edition, which is still in print.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

even better news is the upcoming releases of "Vamos A Matar Companeros" and Piccioni's "Senilità"

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/224-vamos-a-matar-companeros.html
http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/catalogue-cd/223-senelita.html


Wow, only 300 copies of Companeros, it's such a great Morricone western score.


Well I believe the previous Verita Note edition is not even sold out...


Content is identical to the Verita Note/Japan edition, which is still in print.


But not with this bitchin' cover art:

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2014 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

ORDERED both Ennio Morricone's works.

However, who is the man on these two releases' covers? Is he a famous French actor?

I watched none French movies before 2000.

P.S. Jean-Paul Belmondo, I know his name now.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2014 - 1:03 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

Great. Two Morricone OSTs to add to the collection — thanks a lot, MBR!

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Good thing GDM re-issues OOP resp. Verita Note stuff. I hope SCUSI, FACCIAMO L'AMORE? is somewhere down the line.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2014 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

500 copies 300 copies, that seems to be the way it's going, can't blame record companies for not wanting to sit on unsold copies. Look at all the titles that FSM released 3000 copies, most of them would be 1000 copies if they were released for the first time today.

My expanded Companeros is on the Screen Trax label, which looks like an offshoot of GDM.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2014 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   Gorbadoc   (Member)

Great news, I wasn't really expecting these re-issues after more than 10 years.

I already bought 'Le Marginal' on the secondary market a year ago (for a quite reasonable price), but I now very happily ordered MBR's release of 'Le Professionnel'!

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2014 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Amazing scores, finally expanded! Great news!

 
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