Michel Legrand

Peau D’Âne

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Of the many collaborations between director Jacques Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and star Catherine Deneuve, 1970's Peau d'Ane is in many respects the most surreal and extravagant, if not the most accomplished. Where their earlier Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Young Girls of Rochefort were full-blown musicals steeped in contemporary pop and jazz motifs, Peau d'Ane -- a lavish adaptation of a Charles Perrault fairy tale complete with outrageous costumes and sets -- quite naturally boasts a more traditional and classical score, but while Legrand's songs and arrangements are certainly lovely, they nevertheless lack the spark and energy of his earlier efforts for Demy. Where both Cherbourg and Rochefort command attention like few motion picture scores, Peau d'Ane operates largely as background music. Only a few of the songs feature vocals, and among them only "Les Insults" is truly compelling. But until the film Peau d'Ane resurfaces on video, the score will have to do.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:06 Amazon
2 03:26 Amazon
3 03:20 Amazon
4
feat: Anne Germain
02:28 Amazon
5 02:07 Amazon
6 01:59 Amazon
7 04:35 Amazon
8 01:31 Amazon
9 01:09 Amazon
10 05:24 Amazon
11 01:36 Amazon
12
feat: Anne Germain
02:38 Amazon
13 01:10 Amazon
14 01:50 Amazon
15 02:03 Amazon
16 02:50 Amazon
17 01:32 Amazon
18
feat: Anne Germain
02:56 Amazon
19 01:47 Amazon
20 04:08 Amazon
21 01:14 Amazon
22 00:47 Amazon
23 02:09 Amazon
24 02:09 Amazon
25 02:36
26 01:58
27 02:12
28 02:06
29 02:45
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