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HRKCD 8338

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A FIRST-TIME WORLD EXCLUSIVE!   Krzysztof (Christopher) Komeda, despite his death in 1969, still has a world-wide following amongst film music and jazz aficionados. 

One of his best know compositions is the music for  his long-time collaborator and fellow Pole, Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” (Available on Harkit CD HRKCD 8135).  His work here is available together, for the FIRST TIME ON CD for two films, by Polish director, Jerzy Skolimowski (also a friend of Polanski).  Le Départ was shot in Belgium and starred Jean-Pierre Léaud and tells the story of a young boy who dreams of entering a car race—but has no car!

The soundtrack in many ways is an integral part of  the film as it truly forms part of the action and therefore propels it along.  Coupled with this, is Komeda’s assured and highly original score for an earlier Polish picture called Barriera, a darkly humorous and cynical view of Polish post-war life.  The director’s work is highly acclaimed, and the booklet for this release features an in-depth illustrated essay on his work.             

Text is in both English and Japanese.

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1. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART-1 17. BARRIERA – CUE 2
2. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART -2
18. BARRIERA – CUE 3
3. REVITAILLMENT EN ESSENCE 19. BARRIERA – CUE 4
4. UN QUARELLE SUR LA ROUTE 20. BARRIERA – CUE 5
5. LE SCOOTER ET LE TRAMWAY 21. BARRIERA – CUE 6
6. SALON DE L’AUTO 22. BARRIERA – CUE 7
7. LE DÉPART 23. BARRIERA – CUE 8
8. LES TRUCKS DU MOROIR 24. BARRIERA – CUE 9
9. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART -3 25. BARRIERA – CUE 10
10. LE DÉFILE 26. BARRIERA – CUE 11
11. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART -4 27. BARRIERA – CUE 12
12. FAIRE DE LAVOITURE AVEC MADAME 28. BARRIERA – CUE 13
13. UN VOL DE LA VOLTURE 29. BARRIERA – CUE 14
14. MARC ET MICHELE 30. BARRIERA – CUE 15
15. LE DÉPART FINAL 31. BARRIERA – CUE 16
16. BARRIERA – CUE 1 32. BARRIERA – CUE 17