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The Happy Ending

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A double CD with the 112 musical minutes composed by Michel Legrand for Richard Brooks’s classic, starring Jean Simmons, who was married to Brooks at the time. In “The Happy Ending” (1968), Legrand gave the director an elaborated, assorted, enthusiastic and complex score which worked as a connecting thread for this story about marriage failure. This is one of Legrand’s greatest classics and one of the Sixties’ best soundtracks where the beautiful song ‘What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?’, sung by Michael Dees, stands out among another good pocketful of songs, all of them with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

 

Having been available before in a very limited Film Score Monthly release (The MGM Soudtrack Treasury, FSM Box 03) which quickly sold out, this is a new opportunity to own this Michel Legrand masterpiece. Keeping FSM’s meticulous production, this new edition includes a 20 page booklet with many color stills from the film and the liner notes by its original producer, Lukas Kendall.

CD 1

01. Collage (Main Title) (3:02)

02. Diamonds Are Forever (1:39)

03. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (First Time) (2:01)

04. Till Death Do Us Part/That Trapped Feeling (1:23)

05. Soft Sell (3:30)

06. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Bedtime Story) (1:07)

07. Is Everybody Happy? (1:09)

08. Blowout (3:27)

09. Floating Time (3:27)

10. Hurry Up ’n’ Hurry Down (Extended version) (3:16)

11. Something for Everybody (1:07)

12. What Are YYou Doing the Rest of our Life? (Walk Along Beach) (Album version) (2:45)

13. Three’s a Crowd (4:28)

14. Bahama Blues v. III (5:15)

15. Three’s a Crowd (Alternate) (3:34)

16. Bahama Blues v. I (3:25)

17. The Windmills of Your Mind (Bahama Blues v. II) (4:16)

18. It Ought To Be Forever (3:24)

19. The $100 Understanding / Siren Effect / Emergency Room (1:57)

20. Reconciliation (3:02)

21. The Pause That Refreshes (2:51)

22. Whistle While You Swing (3:08)

23. The Stripper (1:04)

Total Disc Time: 63:28

CD 2

01. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Record Source) (3:29)

02. The Accident (0:52)

03. Bahama by Night (3:38)

04. Smooth Sailing v. II (2:50)

05. Smooth Sailing v. I (2:49)

06. Situation Wanted (3:22)

07. Mary and Fred (1:45)

08. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (End Title) (3:42)

09. Collage (Main Title) (Album mix) (2:45)

10. Transition (0:29)

11. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Record Source) (Instrumental alternate) (2:52)

12. Party Source (1:00)

13. Happy Anniversary, Baby (1:05)

14. Hurry Up ’n’ Hurry Down (Album version) (2:30)

15. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Walk Along Beach) (Film version) (1:16)

16. Siren Effect/Emergency Room (Alternate) (1:30)

17. The Accident (Alternate) (0:51)

18. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (End Title) (Film version) (2:09)

19. Newsreel and God Save the Queen (0:26)

20. Organ for TV (2:16)

21. Roadmap for Casablanca (3:48)

22. Hail to the Chief (0:28)

23. Auld Lang Syne (0:41)

24. Organ for TV Show (1:25)

25. America the Beautiful (0:34)

Total Disc Time: 49:29

Limited Collector’s Edition of 1000 units.