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.