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Constellation Records releasing Tindersticks box set featuring Claire Denis scores on April 26

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
February 16th, 2011

The Tindersticks Claire Denis

Constellation Records is set to release a massive five CD/LP box set of the noir scores by the English group The Tindersticks on April 26. The Playlist reports that the band has composed scores for the films of esteemed French filmmaker Claire Denis, who directed such films as BEAU TRAVAIL, 35 SHOTS OF RUM, TROUBLE EVERY DAY, and last year’s WHITE MATERIAL starring Isabelle Huppert.

Over the past 15 years the band and its many members of the orchestral ensemble have scored 6 of the 10 films that Denis has directed. So far, these tracks have all been hard to come by, the great news is that this release offers four previously unreleased scores.

The disc, titled Tindersticks’ Scores To The Films of Claire Denis 1996-2009, features 78 tracks in total and comes with a 48-page booklet of color film stills and an essay from music writer Michael Hill in both English and French. Hill has contributed liner notes for collections by Lou Reed, Sam Cooke, The Replacements and others.

The Tindersticks first soundtrack for Denis’ NENETTE ET BONI (1996) was the band's third album. Many consider their work for the lauded filmmaker as an essential part of the band’s career. The release will culminate when the band performs a live score retrospective with Claire Denis film projections at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May. Details will soon be announced about that performance.

What are your thoughts on this news?

Full list of soundtracks and running times are below:
“White Material” (2009) - 16 tracks, 37:57
“35 Rhums” (2008) - 12 tracks, 25:40
“L’intrus” (2004) - by Stuart A. Staples -10 tracks, 22:58
“Vendredi Soir” (2002) – by Dickon Hinchliffe - 12 tracks, 23:40
“Trouble Every Day” (2001) - 14 tracks, 41:11
“Nenette Et Boni” (1996) - 14 tracks, 37:11

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