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 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

The Legrand version that is.

Deleted from the Varese catalogue,not on iTunes,£52 on amazon!

How did this suddenly become so collectible? Watched the movie last night & had a hankering to listen to it again so just curious!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, pure speculation, but it could be:

Either they didn't have the rights in perpetuity, or...

They sold the rights to somebody else.


Either way, if it's not online at a place like iTunes, it could be because the new rights holder is putting together a new edition.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Same as Battle of Britain, which is annoying as I missed both.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Dave

It's available here for less than £20...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Crown-Affair-Michel-Legrand/dp/B0001P4VSQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1372343081&sr=1-2&keywords=thomas+crown+affair

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

Dave

It's available here for less than £20...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Crown-Affair-Michel-Legrand/dp/B0001P4VSQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1372343081&sr=1-2&keywords=thomas+crown+affair


Thanks Thomas. I had it on cassette when dinosaurs ruled the earth so may wait & see if this gets expanded. A couple of nice cues in the movie which didn't make the very commercial album

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

DP

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

There are plenty of used copies on eBay...some as low as just over $6.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I would love to see an expanded CD with the film version and both LP variations.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

The Legrand version that is.

Deleted from the Varese catalogue,not on iTunes,£52 on amazon!

How did this suddenly become so collectible? Watched the movie last night & had a hankering to listen to it again so just curious!


Probably still my favourite Legrand score (despite also loving Never Say Never Again - yes, I'm the one). Despite the famous "Windmills of Your Mind" song, which of course was used significantly in the Brosnan/Conti version, the Legrand score relies heavily on variations of the other song, "His Eyes, Her Eyes", sung imperfectly but in fact absolutely perfectly by Legrand himself.

Standout tracks for me: The Chess Game and The Boston Wrangler. The former still delights, despite the mental images of Austin Powers lampooning it, and the latter is a jazz/baroque infusion which is always over too soon.

Dave - hope you find it at reasonable cost, and thanks for the chance to ramble on a bit.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

The Legrand version that is.

Deleted from the Varese catalogue,not on iTunes,£52 on amazon!

How did this suddenly become so collectible? Watched the movie last night & had a hankering to listen to it again so just curious!


Probably still my favourite Legrand score (despite also loving Never Say Never Again - yes, I'm the one). Despite the famous "Windmills of Your Mind" song, which of course was used significantly in the Brosnan/Conti version, the Legrand score relies heavily on variations of the other song, "His Eyes, Her Eyes", sung imperfectly but in fact absolutely perfectly by Legrand himself.

Standout tracks for me: The Chess Game and The Boston Wrangler. The former still delights, despite the mental images of Austin Powers lampooning it, and the latter is a jazz/baroque infusion which is always over too soon.

Dave - hope you find it at reasonable cost, and thanks for the chance to ramble on a bit.

Chris


I love TTCA, too.

And hey, I´m the other one who loves NSNA.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   regis.j.nowicki   (Member)

Another Legrand worth mentioning: "Picasso Summer".

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Probably still my favourite Legrand score (despite also loving Never Say Never Again - yes, I'm the one).

I'm the two, but have you heard Ice Station Zebra, Chris? I'm not familiar with The Thomas Crown Affair, but so far for me, the former is the one to beat. "Majestic" is the first adjective that comes to mind, and also the last, with lots of others in between.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Probably still my favourite Legrand score (despite also loving Never Say Never Again - yes, I'm the one).

I'm the two, but have you heard Ice Station Zebra, Chris? I'm not familiar with The Thomas Crown Affair, but so far for me, the former is the one to beat. "Majestic" is the first adjective that comes to mind, and also the last, with lots of others in between.



So three of us - you, me and WGNBG.

I'd agree with Ice Station Zebra being allocated the adjective "majestic", Josh. I have it in my head that ISZ and NSNA are Legrand's "out of character" scores, but he wrote for other thrillers which are a little more obscure, thereby betraying my ignorance.

If you get the chance, do hear his Thomas Crown, whether in the film or otherwise, as it's great fun - and the chess scene between McQueen and Dunaway is positively iconic.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Here's the award-winning Thomas Crown Affair thread, which is probably due for a bump.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=1&threadID=39644&archive=1

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Probably still my favourite Legrand score (despite also loving Never Say Never Again - yes, I'm the one).

I'm the two, but have you heard Ice Station Zebra, Chris? I'm not familiar with The Thomas Crown Affair, but so far for me, the former is the one to beat. "Majestic" is the first adjective that comes to mind, and also the last, with lots of others in between.


So three of us - you, me and WGNBG.

I'd agree with Ice Station Zebra being allocated the adjective "majestic", Josh. I have it in my head that ISZ and NSNA are Legrand's "out of character" scores, but he wrote for other thrillers which are a little more obscure, thereby betraying my ignorance.

Chris




And yes I also agree on "Ice station Zebra" a soundtrack that has done some serious mileage already in my collection, second only I think to "Conan the barbarian".

Most beautiful LeGrand score for me is "Wuthering heights" but he has made many a magical musical piece. I like his style, and I think the connection between LeGrand and "Thomas Crown" is so perfect in such a scale that for that I would indeed use the word majestic; late 60s US style with 60s French style created the ultimate and seminal essence of class and cool. Copied many times but never captured. Stolen but never equalled. That's one of the many reasons the totally superfluous remake is at best extremely bland and boring. The eternal dross that is the man Bross extends his Bond curse and is making things only worse.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I wasn't aware that it was rare. Otherwise, I would have sold my Rykodisc for far more than I did (about $5, I think).

 
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