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Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Windmills Of Your Mind - Michel LeGrand

Souvenirs (from La Piscine)
The Windmills Of Your Mind
Music Composed and Conducted by Michel LeGrand
Original Motion Picture Theme from The Thomas Crown Affair and Others
United Artists Records
UAS 6715

Setting standards for "soundtrack/mood" in the late 60s. Nice collection of tracks assembled by UA for this LeGrand album.

From the back cover: On April 14, 1969 the National Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented Michel LeGrand with one of the most sought after and highly cherished symbols of achievement there is – a diminutive golden gentleman named "Oscar." The reason LeGrand now possesses "Oscar" is a beautiful, soaring ballad called "The Windmills Of Your Mind" which the Academy named "Best Song" of 1968. "Windmills" is the main theme from "The Thomas Crown Affair" for which LeGrand was also nominated for "Best Original Score (Not A Musical)." And just to prove the ultra-talented Mr. LeGrand had not placed all his eggs in one basket he garnered a third nomination in the category "Best Score For A Musical," for the acclaimed "Young Girls of Rochefort."

This album will show you exactly why Michel LeGrand was so much in presence at the 41st Annual Academy Awards. …Michel LeGrand is hard at work – the 42nd Annual Academy Awards takes place in mid-April, 1970.

The Windmills Of Your Mind
Theme De La Piscine
Theme Du Concerto
Jazz Theme From Play Dirty
A Man's Castle
His Eyes, Her Eyes
Chanson De Maxence
Ask Yourself Why
Chanson D'un Jour D'ete

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