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Number: OOPMBR053

LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (THE LIGHT YEARS / THE TERRIBLE YEARS) (EXPANDED / 2CD/ 1500 EDITION) (CD)
Composed by: Georges Delerue

Sample Tracks
Name Number
Hymne à la Liberté (version orchestrale) 01 - 01
Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme 01 - 10
Appels et serment 01 - 13
Le serment du Jeu de paume 01 - 29
Marat 02 - 10
Folie et massacres 02 - 13
Épilogue 02 - 20
Les années terribles (Hymne à la Liberté) 02 - 30
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NEAR MINT - UNSEALED - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

The Limited 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition of 1500 units.
Newly remastered and expanded edition. More than 2 hours of music, including 35 minutes of music never released before.
A full-color 16-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Gergely Hubai.

In collaboration with TF1 Droits Audiovisuels and Colette Delerue, Music Box Records presents the epic Georges Delerue score La Révolution Française (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-François Balmer, Jane Seymour, Andrzej Seweryn, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Sam Neill, Claudia Cardinale, Peter Ustinov, François Cluzet and 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. The release is limited to 1500 units. MUSIC BOX RECORDS

DISC ONE • LES ANNÉES LUMIÈRE (THE LIGHT YEARS)

1. Hymne à la Liberté (version orchestrale) (03:54) 2. Le lever du Roi (01:13) 3. Le hameau de la Reine (01:05) 4. Ouverture des États généraux (01:06) 5. Premier appel révolutionnaire (01:30) 6. À la Bastille (01:24) 7. Prise de la Bastille (04:20) 8. Fête des barricades (01:47) 9. Abolition des privilèges (02:05) 10. Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme (04:46) 11. La marche des femmes (03:47) 12. La Fête (02:31) 13. Appels et serment (01:42) 14. Mort de Mirabeau (00:57) 15. Fête 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. Défaite des régiments français (02:27) 20. La Marseillaise (01:28) 21. Fin de la royauté (03:06) 22. Hymne à la Liberté (03:52) performed by Jessye Norman

Bonus tracks:
23. Les années lumière (Générique) (00:35) 24. Mort de Louis-Joseph (01:45) 25. Acclamations du peuple (00:30) 26. Les festivités (00:48) 27. Le piège (02:04) 28. Marat dénonce 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 à la Liberté (version orchestrale alternative) (03:05)

Disc 1 Total Time • 65:13

DISC TWO • LES ANNÉES TERRIBLES (THE TERRIBLE YEARS)

1. Hymne à la Liberté (version orchestrale) (03:53) 2. Départ de la famille royale (01:09) 3. La Fayette (01:34) 4. Les Prussiens (01:07) 5. Français 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 exécutions (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. Exécution de Danton et Desmoulins (03:54) 18. La folie de Robespierre (01:10) 19. Exécution de Robespierre (02:47) 20. Épilogue (01:04)

Bonus tracks:
21. Hymne à la Liberté (variation) (03:01) performed by Jessye Norman 22. Marie-Antoinette dans sa prison (01:44) 23. Condamnations à mort (01:56) 24. Danton est accusé (02:13) 25. Robespierre et Saint-Just (01:23) 26. Destins séparés (01:32) 27. La Révolution dévore ses propres enfants (01:29) 28. Robespierre blessé (00:51) 29. Fête de l'Être suprême (00:36) 30. Les années terribles (Hymne à la Liberté) (01:48) 31. Hymne à la Liberté (maquette) (03:27) piano performed by Georges Delerue

Disc 2 Total Time • 62:38

Total 2-CD Time • 127:51

  
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