Crépuscule - Moving Soundtracks
V/A : Moving Soundtracks (LTM Recordings)
After "Ghosts of Christmas Past", "From Brussels with Love" and "The Fruit of the original Sin", this CD reissue is closing down the magical square of LTM - expanded and enhanced- rehabilitations of classic Crépuscule vynil compilations.
The distinctiveness of "Moving Soundtracks" lies in many aspects :
- it mainly gathers cover versions of movie tracks played by label and non-label artists (Paul Haig, Wim Mertens, Antena, Virna Lindt, Jean-Paul Goude & Virginia Astley, Blaine L Reininger...) . In this regard, it can be considered as the most "accessible" and most ecclectic Crépuscule compilation.
- originally commissioned by Michel Duval for Les Disques du Crépuscule in 1983, it never was released as a vinyl in its original version. It only reappeared 8 years later in the form of a CD release, expanded for the first time with several more recent covers like "The Experiment in Terror" by La Muerte or "Arabesque" by full-time reprise band The Wayfarers, both originally written by Henry Mancini.
- although he could not keep the original Ennio Morricone and Cabaret Voltaire tracks on this LTM reedition (for copyright reasons I guess), James Nice got some bright ideas for this "second generation" expansion, adding great songs like Tot Taylor's original "Blowproof", Thick Pigeon's "Moon River", and an amazing cover of "You only live twice" by obscure French band Cosey Corner (who recorded an unreleased album on Crépuscule, produced by Steven Brown)
=> The Dream Makers : "La Chanson d'Hélène" (Philippe Sarde/Jean-Loup Dabadie) from the 1970 Claude Sautet's film "Les Choses de la vie"
The Dream Makers were Virginia Astley and Jean-Paul Goude with Blaine L. Reininger on violin. I also love Marina Céleste version of this song on her "Cinéma enchanté" album released in Japan with Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague) in 2006 :