First ever official pressing of this mythical French soundtrack, courtesy of Born Bad Records. As the story goes, Jean-Pierre Mirouze's Le Mariage Collectif soundtrack was never intended to be released. In fact, the few test acetates of the disk that were pressed in 1971 (to unsuccessfully attract interest of record labels) ended up in the Paris dump - where they were destined to remain forever, had it not been for a chance discovery decades later. It was in July 2010 that one of these acetates was miraculously pulled from the Paris garbage dump, and the nine song soundtrack was given a new lease on life -ultimately getting issued here for the first time ever. Diggers will appreciate the extra funky grooves of "Sexopolis," one of the only tracks salvaged from the original sessions to get a 45 pressing, or "Ulla Et George" with similar funk OST vibes - worth it for these two alone. Other highlights include the psychedelic rock of "Lovers Party," "Tivoli By Night," and the mood-setting "Scene Du Port." Some back story from the label: "In the mid-'60s, Jean-Pierre Mirouze was hired to work on Jean-Christophe Averty's very popular and very "pop" program Dim Dam Dom. Mirouze was in charge of the show's soundtrack. In 1971, Hervé Lamarre, who had just finished shooting the film Le mariage collectif in Sweden, thought of using the Dim Dam Dom team to create the musical score for his film. Jean-Pierre Mirouze, because of his association with Dim Dam Dom, was expected to bring a trendy touch to the project. Seeking to round out funding for what was, in essence, a commercial job, Mirouze went to Bagatelle, a Paris publisher specializing in film music, among other genres. While he was there, he played the melody of "Together" for them. These few notes were enough to convince the publisher to finance the recording of the soundtrack. Auditions were held, and Barry Green was recruited to sing the theme song. The recording was wrapped up in a week by a top-flight group of musicians, including Jean-Pierre Sabar, a talented organist who would be instrumental in the future success of the song "Sexopolis." Nine tracks were produced during these sessions." Comes pressed on black vinyl, with printed liner note insert. Recommended.
- 1st ever pressing of lost 1971 soundtrack
- printed insert
- music label: Born Bad Records 2019
reviewed by Schnitzel Morning 06/2019