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Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 [VINYL] Box set


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  • Vinyl (22 Aug. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Constellation
  • ASIN: B004QIUGII
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 522,664 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. White Material (2009)
2. A1 Opening
3. A2 Bus Vision 1
4. A3 The Boxer
5. A4 White Material
6. A5 Children's Theme 1
7. A6 Maria And The Boxer
8. A7 Workers
9. A8 Andre And The Old Man
10. B1 Yellow Dog
11. B2 Maria And The Old Man
12. B3 Maria And The Sheriff
13. B4 Andre's Death
14. B5 Children's Theme 2
15. B6 Attack On The Pharmacy
16. B7 Bus Vision 2
17. B8 Closing
18. Rhums (2008)
19. C1 Opening
20. C2 Train Montage 1
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 May 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've been a fan of Tindersticks for years, and have loved the cinematic aspect of their music. They previously released two CDs of soundtrack music - "Nenette et Boni" and "Trouble Every Day" - plus a third disk of their music - "Marks Moods" - was assembled as a promo to try to get them more jobs in this field. However, the band have also produced four other soundtracks for Claire Denis ("L'Intrus", "Vendredi Soir", "35 Rhums" and "White Material") but these have only now been made available in this set.

The first thing you notice is the box. The five CDs are all enclosed in cardboard sleeves, each featuring a picture, presumably a still from the relevant film, and the track listing on the reverse. There is also a thick book, again featuring some pictures from the films, plus an article about the band and their work with Denis, printed in both English and French. The box containing these is CD sized but maybe 2-3 times as thick as a normal CD, and is made of a kind of brushed card inlaid with silver foil. It looks nice on a shelf :-)

As for the music itself the 190 minutes or so are largely instrumental, only a handful of tracks featuring Stuart Staples' unmistakable voice. Fans will probably already own "Nenette et Boni" and "Trouble Every Day", and the other disks (note that "Marks Moods" is not included in this set) are essentially more of the same, lushly arranged (particularly Dickon Hinchliffe's solo soundtrack for "Vendredi Soir"). As with most soundtracks the music works best as background rather than active listening, and I've listened to the set in its entirety today whilst working. Very enjoyable it was too.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Santa Dog on 9 May 2011
Format: Vinyl
If anyone is wondering, the fabulous vinyl box set version of this release does include MP3 download codes for each album. It is a fine package indeed if a bit pricey!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barmee on 15 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
...OK that is not totally true - there are a scant few vocal snippets but spread very thinly over 6 films on 5 discs (of which several whole discs don't feature Mr Staples' voice at all).
The lack of (almost) any singing does serve to illustrate what very talented musicians the rest of the band are - see for example disc 3 containing the brooding and lovely 'drum and bass' (so to speak) music from the films 'Vendredi Soir' (2002) and 'L'Intrus' (2004). You'll also find here (briefly!) the ever amazing Terry Edwards on Trumpet.

It is also worth noting that not all the band are on each of the discs - 'Vendredi Soir' for example is just Dickon Hinchcliffe + a variety of violinists and a cellist.

This 5 CD set (complete with extensive notes - half of which are in French) is a lovely thing to behold and the music is highly atmospheric - however it is not something that is easy to simply sit and listen to. At times it feels a bit like when you buy a single only to find it contains 5 instrumental remixes of the same tune instead of some choice B-sides. It is after all film soundtrack music and frequently it really sounds like it (lovely but rarely demanding of your full attention).

As Staples himself says in the notes: "...we decided on a palette of sounds - vibes, piano, the organ, drums and bass - and tried to keep within that kind of combo, reacting to the fim. Whether we got there, I don't know."

Nice to have on in the background (rather than essential listening) - really only for the Tindersticks completist though.
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Format: Audio CD
If you have been listening to different albums of this group, and you like it, then you'll enjoy this wonderful collection of soundtracks.
This edition contains a book that explains their relationship with the film director Claire Denis.
However my suggestion is, if it's possible, to listen to some songs before buying it.
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
NOTATION EXQUIS 7 Oct. 2011
By Hank Napkin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These five discs -- the scores for five remarkable films by Claire Denis -- encapsulate some of the most aware and deft compositional work you could ask for. Touching on many contemporary forms, carefully constructed as well as highly organic passages give shape to an approachable new music, propelled by diverse instrumentation and shaded with sounds that extend beyond the instruments. The performances are the equal to some of the finest to be heard in the works of their peers (without making comparisons Clogs and Rachel's are a few that come to mind). Distinct and original, with a complete sense of its own identity, timbral and harmonic presence, great touch and dynamics. And as well as these work as film music, finding their way into the scenes instead of simply sitting on top of or underneath a stream of images (my opinion only, no factual observation here) unlike many, many film scores this music functions as well outside of that context as it does within. Boxed with a wonderfully written and designed (English and French) 58 page + cover booklet, the presentation is classic Constellation: uncoated papers, foil-struck and opaque inked typography, high-key full color images on card weight papers. The astute packaging derives from the hand-made character and high craftsmanship of the music and of the films. Nothing lacking, everything considered, everything highly expressive.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Really cool but a bit ramshackle when heard in this context... 13 Feb. 2013
By HELION - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love this group..Let me start by saying that as well as that I own all of there"official" recordings thus far..
I think as a composer that there is a lot here to pull from the groups sense of mood,color,shading and dynamic but..
After repeated listening it just doesn't keep my interest as a stand alone set.I wonder if it will come to grow on me but since a lot of the pieces are very short and don't really seem to have much time to grow,I just feel that it plays a bit like an oddity played,drawing ones attention not for the wonderful but more for the quirky oddness...
Five Stars 12 Aug. 2014
By Nathan D Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Amazing collection of geniuses at work
2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
crossed wires 1 Jan. 2012
By T. Ayer - Published on Amazon.com
This version is selling for $32.oo, over here on Amazon's digital downloads is the exact same thing for $18.oo. http://www.amazon.com/Claire-Denis-Film-Scores-1996-2009/dp/B006OYQSA2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1325454899&sr=1-10

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