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The French Revolution - 2CD Complete - Georges Delerue

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In collaboration with TF1 Droits Audiovisuels and Colette Delerue, Music Box Records presents the epic Georges Delerue score La R≈Ωvolution Francaise (The French Revolution). Shown in two parts upon its original release (The Light Years and The Terrible Years), this film by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron was made for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution and detailed the history of the conflict in six hours with an international cast such as Jean-FranÔøΩois Balmer, Jane Seymour, Andrzej Seweryn, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Sam Neill, Claudia Cardinale, Peter Ustinov, FranÔøΩois Cluzet et Christopher Lee! The film spans one of the longest and most complex scores by Georges Delerue. The colorful tapestry of the 20+ year history allowed the composer to create one of his most evocative scores ranging from his best-known romantic side to lush period pieces, choral majesty and disturbing strings suspense for the fall of Robespierre and friends.
The score is given a new, expanded release, including the full program of the original Polydor soundtracks with several bonuses. The new 2-CD not only improves the sound and contains over 35 minutes of previously unreleased music from the composer's archives, but also corrects the incorrectly reversed stereo channels of the original Polydor release. Even if you own the original LPs or the now out-of-print CD re-issue, the new release brings something new in all departments.
This deluxe limited 25th anniversary collector's edition is the most ambitious release of the label up to this point. The CD comes in a slipcase which also includes a 16-page full-color booklet with bilingual (French and English) liner notes by Gergely Hubai.

Track Listing

CD 1 ¥ LES ANNƒES LUMIéRE
1. Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω (version orchestrale) (03:54)
2. Le lever du Roi (01:13)
3. Le hameau de la Reine (01:05)
4. Ouverture des ƒtats gŽnŽraux (01:06)
5. Premier appel r≈Ωvolutionnaire (01:30)
6. Ë la Bastille (01:24)
7. Prise de la Bastille (04:20)
8. FÔøΩte des barricades (01:47)
9. Abolition des privilÔøΩges (02:05)
10. D≈Ωclaration des Droits de l'Homme (04:46)
11. La marche des femmes (03:47)
12. La FÔøΩte (02:31)
13. Appels et serment (01:42)
14. Mort de Mirabeau (00:57)
15. FÔøΩte au Champ de Mars (01:16)
16. Fersen et Marie-Antoinette (01:07)
17. La Reine et ses enfants (01:31)
18. L'ombre de la guerre (01:13)
19. D≈Ωfaite des r≈Ωgiments franÔøΩais (02:27)
20. La Marseillaise (01:28)
21. Fin de la royaut≈Ω (03:06)
22. Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω (03:52)
performed by Jessye Norman

Bonus tracks:
23. Les ann≈Ωes lumiÔøΩre (G≈Ωn≈Ωrique) (00:35)
24. Mort de Louis-Joseph (01:45)
25. Acclamations du peuple (00:30)
26. Les festivit≈Ωs (00:48)
27. Le piÔøΩge (02:04)
28. Marat d≈Ωnonce le roi (02:24)
29. Le serment du Jeu de paume (01:01)
30. La Garde nationale / Chute de la monarchie (02:03)
31. Naissance d'un hymne (01:29)
32. Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω (version orchestrale alternative) (03:05)
CD 1 Total Time ¥ 65:13


CD 2 ¬• LES ANN∆íES TERRIBLES  

1. Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω (version orchestrale) (03:53)
2. D≈Ωpart de la famille royale (01:09)
3. La Fayette (01:34)
4. Les Prussiens (01:07)
5. FranÔøΩais contre Prussiens (02:52)
6. Saint-Just (00:59)
7. La tristesse du Roi (02:15)
8. Le vote pour la mort du Roi (02:00)
9. La mort de Gabrielle (00:50)
10. Marat (02:20)
11. Le destin de Marie-Antoinette (02:28)
12. Les ex≈Ωcutions (01:49)
13. Folie et massacres (04:02)
14. Danton est de retour (01:38)
15. Le complot (02:18)
16. L'imprudence de Desmoulins (01:10)
17. Ex≈Ωcution de Danton et Desmoulins (03:54)
18. La folie de Robespierre (01:10)
19. Ex≈Ωcution de Robespierre (02:47)
20. ƒpilogue (01:04)

Bonus tracks:
21. Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω (variation) (03:01)
performed by Jessye Norman
22. Marie-Antoinette dans sa prison (01:44)
23. Condamnations ÀÜ mort (01:56)
24. Danton est accus≈Ω (02:13)
25. Robespierre et Saint-Just (01:23)
26. Destins s≈Ωpar≈Ωs (01:32)
27. La R≈Ωvolution d≈Ωvore ses propres enfants (01:29)
28. Robespierre bless≈Ω (00:51)
29. F�te de l'ætre supr�me (00:36)
30. Les ann≈Ωes terribles (Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω) (01:48)
31. Hymne ÀÜ la Libert≈Ω (maquette) (03:27)
performed by Georges Delerue
CD 2 Total Time ¥ 62:38
CD Total Time ¥ 127:51