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Our two new CD releases coming soon will include two beautiful French scores for the price of one - plus a score for an intimate American drama!

- The French scores are coming from a composer we've already worked with in the past. This release will contain the CD premiere of two classic LPs from films by the same director: the first is a French movie star heist film, the other is a romantic drama. The second title will be expanded when compared with the LP.

- Our American title will feature the music for an intimate drama about the hardships of facing your own true self and realizing your full potential. The work of two upcoming screenwriters, this film took the awards circuit by surprise and we're really proud to premiere the complete score, including five songs also featured on the soundtrack.


The second title is Good Will Hunting by Danny Elfman

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Well, a guy on the FSM board says

It's probably HOLD-UP (heist movie with Belmondo) coupled with LE DERNIER ÉTÉ À TANGER (romantic drama) - both scores by Serge Franklin were formerly on LP and both movies were directed by Alexandre Arcady.


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Composed by Danny Elfman
Including the songs written by Elliott Smith

Limited Collector's Edition of 1500 copies.
45 minutes of music, including the complete score by Danny Elfman and the songs written by Elliott Smith used in the film.
12-page CD booklet with liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.

Ref: MBR-043
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2014

Music Box Records presents the complete score for Good Will Hunting (1997) by Danny Elfman. Directed by Gus Van Sant based on a screenplay by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the film tells the tale of the troubled title character (Damon) who is a janitor at MIT and is secretly a real mathematical genius. Reluctant to leave his regular life and job behind, Will needs help from psychologist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) who shows him the way of realizing his full potential without abandoning his roots…The film won two Oscars (one for Williams and one for the writers) while it was nominated for another seven statuettes, including one for composer Danny Elfman and one for songwriter Elliott Smith.

Danny Elfman is of course best known for his Tim Burton movies (ranging from the director’s two Batman films to more recent affairs like Alice in Wonderland), but the composer has numerous other directors with whom he works regularly. Good Will Hunting marked the second collaboration between Elfman and Gus Van Sant (the first one being the director’s bitingly satirical To Die For, 1995); the relationship later extended to other films like Psycho (1998), Milk (2008), Restless (2011) and Promised Land (2012). Their collaboration on Good Will Hunting proved to be the most elusive of the bunch even though it brought Elfman the first Oscar nomination in his career.

The music for Good Will Hunting is a far cry from the usual Gothic sound of the composer who proves himself to be more than capable when it comes to scoring a deeply personal story. The music features acoustic guitar, piano, a smaller ensemble of strings and woodwinds plus a light choral effect in addition to some Irish sounding whistles that address the Boston setting of the story. From the Main Title to the End Titles (previously known as "Weepy Donuts"), Elfman’s music is mingling among minimalistic thematic variations the same way the titular Will Hunting is looking for a purpose in life…

Spicing up the intimate orchestral score are the contributions of indie songwriter Elliott Smith, whose Miss Misery was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song. The song gave major exposure to Smith who unfortunately passed away at the tragically young age of 34 in 2003.

Good Will Hunting has always been one of the great missing links in Elfman’s discography. The original soundtrack clearly favored the songs by Elliott Smith (and other artists) while Elfman’s work was represented with only two tracks. Although Miramax issued a rare Academy promo for members of the organization, that disc only contained selected highlights and Smith’s Oscar-nominated Miss Misery. Music Box Records presents the complete release of the score, including more Elfman music as what the promo contained, plus six compositions performed by Elliott Smith. The landmark release of this Oscar-nominated gem is supplemented with a 12-page booklet featuring expert commentary by Daniel Schweiger.



1. Main Title (02:44)
2. Genie Mopper (00:37)
3. First Calculation (01:08)
4. Theorem (00:42)
5. Kick Ass Choir (00:59)
6. Mystery Math (02:28)
7. Them Apples (not used in film) (00:57)
8. Jail (01:13)
9. Second Shrink (01:14)
10. Any Port (01:25)
11. Times Up (01:14)
12. Oliver Twist (01:58)
13. Staring Contest (00:49)
14. Secret Weapon (00:57)
15. Retainer (Part A) (00:58)
16. Retainer (Part B) (00:20)
17. Tell You Something (00:48)
18. No Love Me (00:47)
19. Fire Music (01:11)
20. Whose Fault (02:34)
21. End Titles (03:50)
22. Between the Bars (Orchestral) (01:09)
Performed by Elliott Smith – Orchestral arrangement by Danny Elfman
23. No Name #3 (03:04)
Performed by Elliott Smith
24. Say Yes (02:15)
Performed by Elliott Smith
25. Between the Bars (02:21)
Performed by Elliott Smith
26. Angeles (02:55)
Performed by Elliott Smith
27. Miss Misery (03:12)
Performed by Elliott Smith

Total Time • 44:53

For sound clips, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/60-good-will-hunting.html



Composed by Serge Franklin

Limited Collector's Edition of 500 copies.
First time on CD. 75 minutes of music.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Gérard Dastugue.

The first 50 copies purchased directly from our online store will be autographed by the composer, Serge Franklin (offer limited to 1 autographed copy by customer).

Ref: MBR-044
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2014

Following the releases of Le Coup de Sirocco, Le Grand Pardon and Le Grand Carnaval, Music Box Records presents two more scores by French composer Serge Franklin from his collaborations with Algerian-born director Alexandre Arcady.

Shot in Montréal, Canada, Hold-Up (1985) is a unique cross between French and American heist films, featuring the great Jean-Paul Belmondo as a clown who breaks into the most secure bank in the city. Also starring an international cast of Kim Cattrall, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Marielle and Tex Konig, Hold-Up was quite successful in America as well and was remade as Quick-Change in 1990. Franklin’s score is an ingenious blend of American/French heist movie traditions with an addictive, funky sound, including the theme song by Rena Scott and the song Running Wild by Jan Loseth.

Dernier Été à Tanger (Last Summer in Tanger, 1987) is a more series affair, starring Valeria Golino (Hot Shots!, Rain Man) as the beautiful Claudia Marchetti who is seeking vengeance for the death of his father. As per usual, the private vendetta interferes with official police business: local detective Corrigan (Thierry Lhermitte) is recruited to find international crime boss William Barrès (Roger Hanin), but the personal angle eventually intervenes the investigation. Returning back to his North African roots, Arcady asked Franklin to compose an Oriental-flavored, erotically charged thriller scores that also features a couple of songs: one by star Valeria Golino and two by Anna Karina who appears as a cabaret singer in the film.

Music Box Records presents both scores in as complete form as possible. The Hold-Up presentation recreates the original LP and since the original album was fairly representative of the score, there was no need for expansion. Last Summer in Tanger had previously been released on LP, but this new release expands the original album with 9 minutes of additional jazzy goodness that wasn’t featured on the record. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Gérard Dastugue.



Hold-Up (33:26)
1. Hold-Up (03:57)
Performed by Rena Scott
2. Liza's Road (02:07)
3. Quick Change (02:55)
4. Dépanneuse Rock (01:44)
5. Running Wild (02:52)
Performed by Jan Loseth
6. Funky Lasky (01:34)
7. Grimm Circus (01:46)
8. Motel Blues (02:06)
9. Cascade (03:09)
10. In Bank (01:14)
11. Running Wild (Instrumental) (02:52)
12. Speak-easy Blues (03:01)
13. Hold-Up (Instrumental) (03:37)

Dernier Été à Tanger / Last Summer in Tanger (42:05)
14. Io racontero (03:21)
Performed by Valeria Golino
15. Au bout de la nuit (02:11)
16. L'an prochain à Jérusalem (02:30)
17. Hollywood Palace (02:58)
18. The Man I Love* (02:02)
Performed by Anna Karina
19. Laura (01:04)
20. Mei memorei (01:17)
21. Brooklyn Bridge (01:55)
22. Bailar con te (02:40)
23. Une boîte à musique (01:12)
24. La corniche (01:20)
25. La maison abandonnée (01:23)
26. Une terrasse au soleil (02:25)
27. Blue Moon* (03:19)
Performed by Anna Karina
28. Filature* (02:03)
29. Dernier été (02:37)
30. Vengeance (01:46)
31. Lagrima de sangre (01:58)
32. Gibraltar (03:20)

* previously unreleased

Total Time • 75:34

For sound clips, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/61-hold-up-dernier-ete-a-tanger.html


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Once they show up on MovieMusic.com, you could order them from there for $1 shipping (assuming you add a third title to your cart)

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Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Ennio Morricone

Limited Edition of 500 copies.
52 minutes of music. Remastered edition supervised by Claudio Fuiano.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Laurent Perret.

Ref: MBR-048
Release Date: May 5, 2014

Music Box Records is pleased to reissue the classic Ennio Morricone soundtrack for Le Professionnel, one of the Maestro’s best known scores and themes that attained fame all over the world. Supervised and mastered by Claudio Fuiano, the soundtrack has the same program as the limited edition GDM CD released in 2002 that had been going for unreasonable prices on the secondary market.

For a long time, Le Professionnel has been notable for being one of the best-known Morricone scores even though very little of the composer’s music actually written for the film survived in the final cut. Instead of using the cues Morricone actually penned, director Georges Lautner and more importantly star Jean-Paul Belmondo decided to use a recording of "Chi Mai" a very famous Morricone composition that has been used and recorded in a number of different projects. The first appearance of the famous "Chi Mai" melody was in Maddalena (1971) and was later recorded as a pop song (in several languages) and a so-called disco instrumental was done in 1978. It was this recording that was used in Le Professionnel and is known as the theme from the film (even though it wasn’t specifically written for it).
As per usual, Morricone recorded longer, album only variations of his two primary motives: "Le vent, le cri" and his so called "Bach" motive whose album version was named "Le retour". The first theme represents Beaumont’s character, while the second one was designed as a sort of vengeance motive. The variations made for the film were featured on CDs as well, but due to the random nature of the naming and the random placement of the cues in the film, there’s a whole lot of music you never get to hear within the movie.

For those who missed the previous GDM edition, Music Box Records makes this new remastered definitive edition available once again. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Laurent Perret.



1. Le vent, le cri (premier thème) (05:20)
2. Bach (première variation) (01:20)
3. Le vent, le cri (première variation) (00:26)
4. Le vent, le cri (générique) (01:48)
5. Décision finale (01:24)
6. Le vent, le cri (deuxième variation) (02:37)
7. Le vent, le cri (troisième variation) (02:14)
8. Le vent, le cri (quatrième variation) (01:46)
9. D'Afrique (première version) (02:12)
10. Le retour (sur le nom de Bach) (05:28)
11. Le vent, le cri (cinquième variation) (01:48)
12. Bach (deuxième variation) (01:30)
13. Le vent, le cri (sixième variation) (01:16)
14. Le retour (Bach - troisième variation) (00:53)
15. Le vent, le cri (septième variation) (02:25)
16. Le vent, le cri (changement d'octave) (00:52)
17. D'Afrique (deuxième variation) (02:09)
18. Le vent, le cri (neuvième variation) (02:40)
19. Le retour (Bach - quatrième variation) (01:01)
20. Le vent, le cri (dixième variation) (02:26)
21. Le retour (Bach - cinquième variation) (00:42)
22. Le vent, le cri (onzième variation) (00:39)
23. Le vent, le cri (douzième variation) (01:19)
24. Le vent, le cri (treizième variation) (02:42)
25. Chi mai (03:27)

Total Time • 51:26

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/217-le-professionnel.html

Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Ennio Morricone

Limited Edition of 500 copies.
74 minutes of music. Remastered edition supervised by Claudio Fuiano.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Patrick Bouster.

Ref: MBR-049
Release Date: May 5, 2014

For those who missed the previous GDM edition released in 2002, Music Box Records is pleased to reissue the complete (slightly expanded) soundtrack of Le Marginal (The Outsider) composed, orchestrated and conducted by Ennio Morricone.

Le Marginal was a 1983 film directed by Jacques Deray (La Piscine, Borsalino, Trois hommes à abattre) and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Carlos Sotto Mayor and Pierre Vernier. The story is about Commissioner Jordan (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way. After scuffles with local mafia godfather Mecacci’s men, as well as with his own superiors, he is transferred to Paris. Soon at loggerheads with various criminal elements, he turns to a resumption of the pursuit of drug kingpin Sauveur Mecacci (Henry Silva).

The composer, in an unusual move, used a rock theme which would resurface in Copkiller that same year of 1983, and in Frantic in 1988. This urban score features numerous variations both similar and far off, from the most melodic (a catchy theme on oboe, which is both simple and elegant) to the harshest (tensed and percussive pieces).

The soundtrack of Le Marginal has been issued numerous times. The soundtrack LP was first issued by General Music in France in 1983 with a 10-track program. In 2002, GDM released an expanded edition with a 23-track program with a rich and varied presentation far superior to the original disc. It has been sold-out for so many years.

Supervised and mastered by Claudio Fuiano, this new definitive release is an essential adjunct to the GDM release, adding two supplementary pieces: a new version of the opening titles released solely on the double CD Belmondo-Morricone (1999) and the final track, appearing on several compilations, which is a shortened montage of the first track. It also includes the three songs (two of them composed by Ennio Morricone) performed by the band Blizzard. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Patrick Bouster.



Original Album:
1. Le marginal (06:18)
2. Thème classique (04:51)
3. Dreamer (Performed by Blizzard) (04:06)
4. H.S.M. (02:34)
5. Le marginal (Pour Carole) (02:56)
6. Don't Think Twice (Performed by Blizzard) (04:14)
7. Le marginal (La droguée et le garçon) (06:21)
8. Hypertension (première partie) (02:45)
9. Hypertension (deuxième partie) (01:56)
10. Le marginal (Conclusion) (06:21)

Bonus Tracks:
11. Le marginal (Générique début, première version) (02:07)
12. H.S.M. (Thème de Mecacci) (02:41)
13. Le marginal (Une charmante rencontre) (01:04)
14. Le marginal (Enquête sur la drogue) (01:58)
15. Le marginal (Le squat des Antillais) (02:15)
16. Le marginal (Générique début, deuxième version) (01:51)
17. Le marginal (Pour Carole, deuxième version) (02:39)
18. Le marginal (À la gare de l'est) (01:12)
19. Le marginal (Pour Carole, troisième version) (00:53)
20. Le marginal (Règlement de comptes) (01:55)
21. Le marginal (Extrême tension) (00:48)
22. Le marginal (Pour Carole, quatrième version) (01:02)
23. Forecast (Performed by Blizzard) (04:17)
24. Le marginal (Générique de fin) (02:29)
25. Le marginal (version alternative) (03:54)

Total Time • 74:30

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-catalog/218-le-marginal.html

Music Composed by Pierre Bachelet

Limited Edition of 500 copies.
First time on CD. 70 minutes of music.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Nicolas Magenham.

Ref: MBR-047
Release Date: May 5, 2014

Music Box Records is pleased to present on the same CD two original motion picture soundtracks composed by Pierre Bachelet: Le Dernier Amant romantique (The Last Romantic Lover, 1978) directed by Just Jaeckin (Emmanuelle, The Story of O, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak) and French TV mini-series Capitaine X... (1983) directed by Bruno Gantillon.

Four years after Emmanuelle (1974), Just Jaeckin worked again with Pierre Bachelet for a film which is an homage to the world of circus and a satire on medias. The film, produced by Bernard Lenteric for Warner-Columbia Films, was written by the director himself and Ennio de Concini (who won an Oscar in 1963 for the screenplay to Divorce Italian Style directed by Pietro Germi). It tells the story of a female editor-in-chief of a large newspaper who falls in love with the lion tamer of a circus going bankrupt. She thus organizes a beauty contest for men, seeing to it that he wins.

With this film, Jaeckin goes slightly off the beaten path of sophisticated eroticism, in an altogether more delicate, but also ironic, direction. The film preached a sort of return to roots, a tradition incarnated at one and the same time by a certain idea of the romantic and by the world of the circus – in contrast with another kind of circus, of a more deleterious sort, that of the media and of beauty competitions. Bachelet’s music plays on this opposition: it is both situated well within the times, with its disco tempos and synths typical of the 1970s (especially for the title song Romantic Lover).
The scenes where the relationship between the image and the music has without doubt the most force are those that depict the world of the circus and in which Bachelet often utilizes anxiety-provoking synthesizers contrasting with these images from another age, which at the same time, curiously, adhere perfectly with them. For other scenes, Bachelet composes nostalgic themes that are more melodious, while preserving throughout a disconcerting and almost limping aspect, which recall certain pieces by Francis Lai done for Claude Lelouch.

This edition also presents for the first time on CD the original soundtrack to the spy series Bruno Gantillon's Capitaine X…, aired on the French television in 1983. The score showcases in large part original jazz music and romantic tracks.

Music Box Records, in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, presents both scores for the first time on CD and transferred from the original stereo master tapes. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Nicolas Magenham.



Le Dernier Amant romantique (37:24)
1. Romantic Lover (Performed by Cher Komisar) (03:24)
2. La roulotte (02:46)
3. Paradis samba (00:49)
4. Motel Show (02:30)
5. La bergerie (03:11)
6. La chanson de Fortunio (01:24)
7. Tendresse (02:22)
8. Conte de fée (02:45)
9. Roman d'amour (Performed by Marie Laforêt) (03:33)
10. Disco Circus (03:08)
11. Le dernier amant romantique (Bonnes manières) (02:32)
12. Nuit de cirque (03:33)
13. Le violon du bal (01:43)
14. La mort du lion (03:08)

Capitaine X... (31:48)
15. Pourquoi s'aimer (Performed by Anne Anderssen) (02:53)
16. L'adieu aux enfants (03:21)
17. Just for the Style (02:03)
18. Dans les yeux d'une valse (01:53)
19. Capitaine X (03:12)
20. Fin de soirée (03:04)
21. Croisière (01:42)
22. Swing Boat Blues (03:46)
23. Boléro (01:57)
24. Le marteau du crime (02:05)
25. La révérence du baron (05:28)

Total Time • 69:15

For sound clips and available for order, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/catalogue-cd/216-le-dernier-amant-romantique-capitaine-x.html


From now on, you can order from our online store [www.musicbox-records.com] all new CD releases from soundtrack record labels as Intrada, La-La Land, Quartet Records, GDM and many more to come...

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Music Box Records may be releasing an expanded version of George’s Delerue’s score to Chouans! on Monday, March 5th.


According to their Facebook page;



On Monday 5 March, we will announce the expanded and newly remastered score composed by one of our beloved composers. This brand new album presentation celebrates the 30th anniversary of an epic historical adventure film and highlights one of the most fruitful and successful collaborations between a director and a composer. A classic gem!

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Last discount sale on a selection of Music Box Records CDs, before license expires on December 31, 2019:

L'OUTSIDER - Philippe Rombi

Complete your collection before it is too late!



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Voilà, 2020 touche presque à sa fin ! Pour conclure cette année très particulière (il faut bien l'avouer), nous annoncerons nos deux dernières sorties CD lundi 2 novembre avec deux compositeurs largement représentés sur notre label Music Box Records. De quoi ravir les fans de musiques de séries télévisées !
2021 sera l'occasion de fêter nos 10 ans (déjà !) avec presque 190 références éditées à ce jour. Nous espérons encore pouvoir vous étonner l’année prochaine avec des titres qui nous ressemblent car nous resteront fidèles à notre ligne éditoriale et à notre envie de vous faire découvrir de nombreuses musiques inédites ou dans des versions augmentées pour les plus complétistes. 
Grâce au succès remporté par les trois premiers volumes des « B.O. Introuvables », nous travaillons actuellement sur les 4ème et 5ème coffrets. De quoi alimenter votre soif de découvertes !
Quant à notre collection consacrée aux « Grandes Musiques du Petit Écran », il y aura du lourd pour les fans de séries historiques. Mais « chut! », nous en avons déjà trop dit... 😉
En janvier 2021, nous devrions annoncer deux grosses sorties qui marqueront les 10 ans du label. Compte tenu de la crise sanitaire, nous avons décidé de ne pas nous laisser abattre par ce contexte morose, et même si beaucoup de projets sont malheureusement ralentis, nous sommes parés pour vous proposer de très belles éditions CD l’année prochaine. C'est pour cette raison que nous comptons encore sur votre indéfectible soutien et votre enthousiasme que vous pouvez partager sans modération.
À lundi pour les annonces !







Here, 2020 almost comes to an end! To conclude this very special year (it must be confessed), we will announce our last two CD releases Monday, November 2 with two composers broadly featured on our Music Box Records label. Something to delight TV series music fans!
2021 will be an opportunity to celebrate our 10th birthday (already! ) with almost 190 edited references to date. We hope we can still amaze you next year with titles that look like us because we will remain loyal to our editorial line and to our desire to show you many new music or in augmented versions for the most completeists.
Thanks to the success of the first three volumes of the ′′ B.O. Not Found ", we are currently working on the 4th and 5th boxes. Something to fuel your thirst for discoveries!
As for our collection devoted to ′′ Big Music of the Small Screen ", there will be heavy for the fans of historical series. But ′′ shh ", we've already said too much... 😉
In January 2021, we are expected to announce two big releases that will mark the 10 years of the label. Given the health crisis, we have decided not to be shot down by this gloomy context, and although many projects are unfortunately slowed down, we are ready to offer you some very beautiful CD editions next year. This is why we still rely on your unwavering support and enthusiasm that you can share without moderation.
See you Monday for announcements!


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The two titles are


Claude Bolling - Great Television Soundtracks Collection (Volume 2) - L'Étrange Monsieur Duvallier (1979) and Miss (1979)


Georges Delerue - Great Television Soundtracks Collection (Volume 3) - The Tibetan Bell (1974) and The Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans (1975)

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As the year-end is approaching, it's time to conclude our 10th anniversary and release our 200th CD since 2011. On Monday, October 25, we will announce our last 2021 batch with four 2-CD sets. Let the countdown begin!
#soundtracks #knight #fantasy #cop #boat



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