PRICE: $17.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
5-8 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
The Girl On A Motorcycle/Les Bicyclettes De Belsize OST
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RETRO 840CD RETRO 840CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/18/2008

"RPM presents a couple of biker movies! Actually one uses a studio mounted motorbike and the other a push bike, but happily they have a more tangible connection in the music written and recorded by Les Reed. At the top of his game in 1968/1969, Reed had written very many pop hits and was extending into movie scores (later progressing further into stage musicals). The music in Girl On A Motorcycle, the 1968 film with Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon, is an intriguing period mix of Hammond organ grooves, quasi -classical interludes, psychedelic passages and avant-garde incidentals. Some structures and production sounds can be traced through to the following year's Les Bicyclettes De Belsize starring Judy Huxtable and Anthony May, although the music is more pastoral pop ballad. The latter film is also more laid back charming as opposed to the former's tense and edgy atmosphere, and naturally these qualities are reflected in both soundtracks. Both films have had DVD releases, and are written about widely as great British cult film favorites on the web. Plenty of profile. Les Bicyclettes ... is reissued and on CD for the first time. This release is presented with the assistance of Les Reed."