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At last... the full title song
on 17 January 2013
Thank the mathmos; finally, a Barbarella OST, containing the full title song, and not the edited track that has appeared on vinyl and cd so many times before. This is an excellent soundtrack, with the added bonus of an alternative theme for Barbarella, which, in my humble opinion, appears to have been slightly influenced by the original, unused composer for the film, Michel Magne. I remember taking a friend to see the film at a late night showing in East Finchley, London, and she commented at the time that she had never seen a film where the music complimented the film so much - an eclectic mish-mash of styles which individually suited their scenes - a psychedelic trip, which is very much of its time, but has also stood the test of time and sounds relevant today.
If I have one little gripe, it is that the accompanying booklet with the cd states that there are two alternate versions of the main themes on the cd, but there is only one.
Even if you have purchased a previous soundtrack to Barbarella, I would highly recommend this version for the full length theme and alternate version alone.