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listen  1. 13 Jours En France (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Bilitis (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Concerto Pour La Fin D'un Amour (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Emmanuelle II (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Les Uns Et Les Autres - Ballet Apocalypse (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Les Uns Et Les Autres - Folies Bergere (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Itineraire D'un Enfant Gate (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. La Belle Histoire (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. La Lecon Particuliere (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Le Genre Humain (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Le Passager De La Pluie (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 5:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Les Etoiles Du Cinema (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Les Miserables (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Les Ripoux (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Pour L'amour De Les Yeux Noirs (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Love Story (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 5:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Mayerling (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Un Homme Et Une Femme (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Vivre Pour Vivre (Feat. Francis Lai)Francis Lai 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 11, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Silva America
  • ASIN: B004CZ7TQM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,594 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Nobody quite scores tales of the human condition like Francis Lai. Love, loss, passion and affairs of the heart - extra-marital and otherwise - figure heavily in the many films (over 100) the French composer has been party to since his first major feature UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME was released in 1966. In 1970 Francis Lai won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score and the Golden Globe Award for best Original Score for the film LOVE STORY. Lai's music became the romantic soundtrack of the 1970s and it remains the composer's most recognizable and celebrated composition to date. This newly recorded collection by Lai and his Orchestra brings together all his famous themes for this Essential Collection.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Thomas Roe on February 9, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
This collection was originally released for Japanese audiences in the collection "13 Jours en France". It is indeed conducted by Francis Lai (if one is to believe the liner notes), but it hardly shows. The arrangements are unfortunately weak, lacking any sense of adventure and oddly uninspired. Which is surprising to say the least. One would have expected much more creative energy from the maestro. Perhaps this is for the traditionalists, as there are none of the clever keyboard arrangements or odd creative orchestrations that keep Mr. Lai out of the "elevator music" category. One would do good to steer clear of this and head directly to the other newly released compilation, "Francis Lai & Claude Lelouch: L'Intégrale". "L'integrale", is a remarkably thorough collection of Mr. Lai's music throughout the years and all the tracks are original recorded versions. Much better than the lukewarm "elevator" arrangements that are presented here. I would give this 2 ½ stars, instead of 3.
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Format: Audio CD
Silva America presents "FRANCIS LAI:THE ESSENTIAL FILM MUSIC COLLECTION", An ultimate performance of Francis Lai's greatest works, conducted by the composer himself this album represents a retrospective snap-shot of Lai's varied and hugely successful film music career.

Perhaps best known for his 1970 Oscar Winning score for "Love Story" and his 1965 breakthrough scores for Claude Lelouch's cult French movie, "Un Homme et une femme" (A Man and A Woman), this immensely talent French accordionist and composer has succeeded in creating an instantly recognizable sound that defines an era.

Francis Lai: The Essential Film Music Collection [Soundtrack] (Track Listings,Time & Ratings):

1 13 Jours En France 3:52 ***
2 Bilitis 4:14 ***
3 Concerto Por La Fin D'un Amour 3:22 *****
4 Emmanuelle II 3:38 ****
5 Les Uns Et Les Autres - Ballet Apocalypse 2:30 ***
6 Les Uns Et les Autres - Folies Bergere 4:11 **
7 Itineraire D'un Enfant Gate 3:57 ***
8 La Belle Histoire 3:27 ***
9 La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs 2:25 ***
10 La Lecon Particuliere 2:22 ***
11 Le Genre Humain 3:06 ****
12 La Passager De La Pluie 5:03 ****
13 Les Etoiles Du Cinema 3:58 *****
14 Les Miserables 3:31 ***
15 Les Ripoux 2:48 ****
16 Pour L'amour De Les Yeux Noirs 3:35 ***
17 Love Story 5:04 *****
18 Mayerling 1:56 ****
19 Un Home Et Une Femme 2:56 ***
20 Vivre Pour Vivre 3:11 ***

Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Mixing: 3 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]

Total Time: 69 min on 20 Tracks ~ Silva America ~ (01/1/2011)
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By J. CALDERON on July 20, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Beautiful music and nice souvenir from great films.
Francis Lai is Francis Lai....
It would be so interesting to have the full soundtrack in a new CD for "13 jours in France".
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By suheil e. atallah on November 30, 2014
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Exc llent music
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