A Summer Story

Music Box Records 01/23/2017 CD - Limited edition (3770006929090)
Movie Film release: 1988

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# Track   Duration
1.Ashton Arrives3:23
2.We Meet Megan1:00
3.Falling in Love1:30
4.Sheep Shearing / Coming to Town1:47
5.Megan Leaves Forever1:44
6.The Gentle Maiden (Instrumental)1:46
7.Love in the Loft4:52
8.Megan at Work0:49
9.Summer Poem1:38
10.Waiting for Megan2:13
11.Night Meeting1:30
12.Devon by Night0:56
13.The Green House0:52
14.At the Beach / Flashback and Rescue2:36
15.The Locket0:49
17.The Gentle Maiden (Instrumental) (Film Version)1:16
18.Megan in the Field1:15
19.Farewell to Megan3:29
20.Missed the Train1:50
21.Thinking of Ashton1:38
22.Return to the Hill3:27
23.Ashton's Son (Theme from A Summer Story)3:26
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A Summer Story

Music Box Records is proud to present the expanded CD edition of Georges Delerue's romantic masterpiece, A Summer Story.

Music Box Records is proud to present the expanded CD edition of Georges Delerue's romantic masterpiece, A Summer Story.

Directed by Piers Haggard (The Blood on Satan's Claw, 1978 TV series Pennies From Heaven), A Summer Story begins in 1904. Frank Ashton, a young man from London twists his angle during a walking trip in Devon. Finding refuge in a nearby farmhouse, Frank is looked after by Megan David, a young girl who is immediately smitten with him. After spending a night together, Frank promises to come back for Megan after taking care of some business. Having missed the train, our hero eventually runs across with an old friend and his sisters, one of whom takes a special interest in Frank... As a tribute to the prestigious Merchant/Ivory pictures, A Summer Story stars James Wilby and Imogen Stubbs as the star-crossed lovers.

While the music by Georges Delerue is thematically rich, like most the composer's scores, the key to appreciating the delicacy and brilliance of A Summer Story is to look at the score as a clash between different sections of orchestra, specifically the strings and the woodwinds. The sections of the orchestra represent different social classes - as the story progresses, the two worlds start to intertwine together in enchanting ways - the most beautiful passages of the developing romance utilize both the strings and the selected woodwinds (flutes in particular). The film is also notable for featuring Delerue's adaptation of an Irish folk song entitled The Gentle Maiden - this CD marks the debut release of the cue's film version.

A Summer Story was issued on LP and CD around the time of the films release, it included 35 minutes of music organized into 20 tracks. The current release adds about 15 minutes of brand new material organized into 23 tracks. The 8-page booklet by Gergely Hubai discusses the film and the score.

New remastered and expanded edition.
49 minutes of music, including 10 minutes of music never released before.
8-page CD booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai.


Other releases of A Summer Story (1988):

Summer Story, A (1988)
Summer Story, A (1988)

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