The Pick-Up Artist/Rapture - Complete Scores - Limited 1000 Copies - Georges Delerue

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Composer Georges Delerue wrote a wonderful, romantic, and melodic score Ð in fact, itÕs one of his best. But at some point Toback made the decision to remove most of it. The first note of score isnÕt heard until forty-eight minutes into the film. In the released version of The Pick-up Artist, thereÕs probably not more than five minutes of the approximately twenty-five minutes that Delerue wrote and even whatÕs there reuses the same cue at least twice. But on its own the Delerue score is utterly captivating and lovely Ð just a perfect listening experience.

Our companion score is DelerueÕs Rapture, director John GuillermanÕs film which, until its resurrection on Blu-ray by Twilight Time, was mostly unknown. Guillerman assembled a terrific cast Ð Melvyn Douglas, Dean Stockwell, Gunnel Lindblom, and, in the filmÕs pivotal role of the troubled teen, Agnes, Patricia Gozzi. Three years earlier, Gozzi had given one of the most amazing performances ever given by a child actor, in the great French film, Sundays and Cybele. As in that film, she is the heart and soul of Rapture and every bit as good as she was in the earlier film.

For Rapture, Delerue captured every emotion and nuance of the story, his music almost acting as another character in the film. The beautiful writing for strings and reeds is uniquely Delerue-esque, and his use of the wordless soprano is incredible. It√ïs a stunning achievement and one of the high water marks of his career.  

Both The Pick-up Artist and Rapture were originally released on Intrada, but as separate releases √ê both are out-of-print (The Pick-up Artist has been OOP for almost a decade and sold out in one day). Since the two Delerue scores are a perfect pair, we√ïre very excited to make them available again.  The Pick-up Artist is in beautiful stereo from the masters housed in the Fox vaults. The tape for Rapture was provided to Intrada by Colette Delerue and is in mono. We√ïve done a fresh new mastering for both scores and they sound wonderful.

Track Listing

The Pick-up Artist
New York
A Thing of Beauty
The Loss
The Win
The Theme
Together at Last

Main Titles
Wedding Reception
Karen Fetches Agnes
Agnes and Seagulls
Agnes Plays Mouth Organ
Doll Thrown Over Cliff
Father Gives Agnes Gloves
The Hospital
ÒHeÕs Mine Ð I Made HimÓ
Agnes Kisses Her Scarecrow
ÒYou See How Much I Need YouÓ
ÒIt CanÕt Be Helped, IÕm MadÓ
Agnes Runs to Hospital
Agnes Looks in Mirror
Josef and Agnes Together
Agnes Frightened
Josef Ð The Police
Agnes Alone With Gulls
Josef and Agnes Love Scene