In collaboration with Philippe Sarde and Warner Chappell Music France, Music Box Records proudly presents on the same album three original motion picture soundtracks which highlight the collaboration between composer Philippe Sarde and three great filmmakers (Henri Verneuil, Marco Ferreri and Pierre Schoendoerffer): Mille milliards de dollars (A Thousand Billion Dollars, 1982), Conte de la folie ordinaire (Tales of Ordinary Madness, 1982) et Le Crabe-tambour (Drummer-Crab, 1977).
Music Box Records continues their collaboration with Philippe Sarde on the archaeology of his work for cinema through this edition of three new scores never released on CD before. For Mille milliards de dollars, Sarde chose to use four pianos and a viola to mention the activities of the multinational corporations. In Contre de la folie ordinaire, the composer used a guitar and the London Symphony Orchestra for a score filled with an authentic Spanish flavor. Finally, the daring score of Le Crabe-tambour mixed symphonic orchestra, Vietnamese monochord zither and hunting horn in order to emphasize this strange and philosophical quest for a man.
The program has been assembled, produced and supervised by Philippe Sarde and Dominique Spagnolo. This present edition features the same content as the original vinyl presentations for Mille milliards de dollars and Conte de la folie ordinaire. The expanded score for Le Crabe-tambour has been fully remastered from the original session tapes and includes previously unreleased tracks. The CD comes with a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Gérard Dastugue, discussing the films and the scores including new comments by Philippe Sarde on his collaboration with the three directors. The release is limited to 500 units.
MILLE MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS
1. Mille milliards de dollars (Petite suite pour 4 pianos et alto) (03:44)
2. G.T.I. (01:26)
3. Laura Weber (01:13)
4. J.B.L. (Jean-Baptiste Lambert) (01:14)
5. Bastien (01:37)
6. Kerjean dicte l'article (01:14)
7. Monsieur Holstein (01:16)
8. Kerjean et l'informateur (03:35)
9. Verneuil mélodie (02:09)
CONTE DE LA FOLIE ORDINAIRE
10. Conte de la folie ordinaire (03:58)
11. Blue Grass (01:15)
12. Ornella (Traditionnel mexicain) (03:57)
13. La plus belle fille de la ville (05:35)
14. Le Crabe-tambour (03:06)
15. Willsdorff Terre-Neuve (02:05)
16. Roulis (02:11)
17. Jauréguiberry (02:29)
18. Les fantômes du Mékong (02:15)
Total Time 44:32