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Alain Goraguer ‎— La Planète Sauvage (Original Soundtrack Recording)

Alain Goraguer ‎— La Planète Sauvage (Original Soundtrack Recording)

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Re-pressed by RTI with the master cut in 2014 at George Horn Mastering.
The obsolete Rainbo Records' typical etching in runouts are inherited from the previous press.

Features a tip-on sleeve with spot gloss detailing, and a full-color inner sleeve with film stills and additional track/credit information.

The indicated barcode is not printed anywhere on the release. It appears only on a shrink-wrap sticker on the back.
On the front, the shrink-wrap also bears a circular yellow hype sticker.
Hype sticker text:

La Planète Sauvage OST
( aka Fantastic Planet )
Classic 1973 space-age pop soundtrack from long-time Serge Gainsbourg collaborator.
Moody vignette with tense, slow-paced funk rhythms and Baroque textures.
Sampled countless times by J Dilla, Madlib, and more.

Note that the credits indicated for Roland Topor, Josef Kábrt, René Laloux and Jean Guérin appear on the inner sleeve, but apply primarily to the film in which Alain Goraguer's music appears. While the packaging does feature images from the film, the writing and directing credits specified for these four artists do not apply to any other aspect this release. Nor are Jean Guérin's sound effects included with the music.

In 2000, the European label DC Recordings reissued on CD the soundtrack from the cult sci-fi animated film La Planète Sauvage (released in English as The Fantastic Planet). The René Laloux film, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973, was supported by a soundtrack by Alain Goraguer, mostly known for his work as Serge Gainsbourg's arranger. Goraguer's music consists of 25 short vignettes. Each is a contextualized adaptation of one of three main musical themes. The main theme is very reminiscent of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother Suite" (same half-time tempo, mellotron, harpsichord, and wah-wah guitar), and the other two are a ballad and a circus-like waltz. The music is very '70s-clichéd and will appeal to fans of French and Italian '70s soundtrack stylings. Although repetitive, the album itself creates an interesting marijuana-induced sci-fi floating mood, blending psychedelia, jazz, and funk (the album has been sampled by a few hip-hop artists). The 16-page booklet includes stills from the film, a description of the plot, and biographical notes on the composer, the director, and the illustrator, all in English -- but, alas, no musicians' credits. DC Recordings reissued the album on both CD and LP, the latter version also including a poster.

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