The Cinema of Juliette Greco

Audio Samples

>Auric, Georges : Bonjour tristesse, song (for the film "Bonjour tristesse")
>Tabet, Georges : C'est le destin qui commande, song (for the film "Oeil pour oeil")
>Kosma, Joseph : Mefiez-vous de Paris, song (for the film "Elena et les hommes")
>Auric, Georges : Orphee (Orpheus)
>     Orphée Suite
>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven
>     Overture
>     Main Title
>     Wild Elephant
>     Morel's Camp
>     Minna - St. Denis
>     Minna's Theme
>     Jungle Clearing
>     Elephants
>     Minna's Dream
>     Ivory Poachers
>     Elephant Hunt
>     Morel's Surrender
>     The Sandstorm
>     Return to Biondi
>     Finale
>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises
>     Main Title (Light of Paris)
>     Jake Barnes' Theme (Sidewalk Cafe)
>     The Bal Musette Cafe (I Love You / Swingin' Down the Lane / You Do Something to
>     The Fiesta of San Fermin (Pamplona Opening / Religious Procession / Txistu for M
>     Cantina (Romero / Montage / Sorta Txistu)
>     The Beach at Biarritz (Telegram and Madrid / Main Title / End Title)

Album Summary

>Auric, Georges : Bonjour tristesse, song (for the film "Bonjour tristesse")
>Tabet, Georges : C'est le destin qui commande, song (for the film "Oeil pour oeil")
>Kosma, Joseph : Mefiez-vous de Paris, song (for the film "Elena et les hommes")
>Auric, Georges : Orphee (Orpheus)
>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven
>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Composers
Notes & Reviews:

The first thing that has to be clarified about this CD is that, although it's titled The Cinema of Juliette Gréco, it has only four tracks on which she sings. The idea is to compile music from the soundtracks of a half-dozen 1949-1958 films in which Gréco appeared and/or sang on the soundtrack, though she did not actually have a lead role in any of them. So after the first four tracks, the selections are entirely instrumental pieces to which Gréco did not contribute. It might be going too far to say this package is deceptive, as it is annotated with reasonable thoroughness, and doesn't claim to be a Gréco album (though it doesn't exactly claim not to be, either). But it seems fair to state that this is more for soundtrack buffs than Gréco fans, though the Gréco-sung tunes -- including French and English versions of "Bonjour Tristesse" -- are easily the highlights of the CD. If those sultry songs put you in the mood for more of the same from this interesting cult chanteuse, the remaining 65 minutes of the disc can't help but come off as a disappointment, comprised of relatively typical if varied '50s-era soundtrack music. The scores are often densely orchestrated and portentously melodramatic. Some folksier accents of accordion, nightclub jazz, and martial bands pop through on occasion in the excerpts from The Sun Also Rises, which also has some English spoken narration. ~ Richie Unterberger

REVIEWS:

Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] collection of songs from films spanning 1949 to 1958....THE CINEMA OF JULIETTE GRECO reveals essential aspects of the overall picture."



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Works Details

>Auric, Georges : Bonjour tristesse, song (for the film "Bonjour tristesse")
  • Performer: Juliette Greco (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andre Popp
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1958

>Tabet, Georges : C'est le destin qui commande, song (for the film "Oeil pour oeil")
  • Performer: Juliette Greco (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1957

>Kosma, Joseph : Méfiez-vous de Paris, song (for the film "Elena et les hommes")
  • Performer: Juliette Greco (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1956

>Auric, Georges : Orphée (Orpheus) :: Orphée Suite
  • Conductor: Serge Baudo
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1949

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Overture
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Main Title
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Wild Elephant
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Morel's Camp
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Minna - St. Denis
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Minna's Theme
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Jungle Clearing
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Elephants
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Minna's Dream
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Ivory Poachers
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Elephant Hunt
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Morel's Surrender
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: The Sandstorm
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Return to Biondi
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Roots of Heaven :: Finale
  • Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises :: Main Title (Light of Paris)
  • Performer: Vicente Jiménez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lionel Newman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises :: Jake Barnes' Theme (Sidewalk Cafe)
  • Performer: Vicente Jiménez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lionel Newman
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises :: The Bal Musette Cafe (I Love You / Swingin' Down the Lane / You Do Something to
  • Performer: Vicente Jiménez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lionel Newman
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises :: The Fiesta of San Fermin (Pamplona Opening / Religious Procession / Txistu for M
  • Performer: Vicente Jiménez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lionel Newman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises :: Cantina (Romero / Montage / Sorta Txistu)
  • Performer: Vicente Jiménez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lionel Newman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Friedhofer, Hugo : The Sun Also Rises :: The Beach at Biarritz (Telegram and Madrid / Main Title / End Title)
  • Performer: Vicente Jiménez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lionel Newman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern