Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009
CST077      5xCD 5x180gLP MP3 FLAC
9-song sampler from the 6 soundtracks included in the set.
“The history of cinema has been replete with successful partnerships between director and composer: Hitchcock and Herrmann; Spielberg and Williams, Lynch and Badalamenti. There’s even a Wikipedia page devoted to such collaborations. Yet one fellowship overlooked by the Wiki league is that between fearless French cinematic impressionist Denis and her loyal band of care-worn Nottingham craftsmen. Since a chance meeting in Paris in 1995, Tindersticks have been at Denis’ service, writing close-miked chamber soundtracks of rain-pattered mystery and soft-voiced melancholy. Collected together, the fear might have been that the Tindersticks sound would be found wanting. Yet from 1996’s Nénette et Boni to 2009’s White Material here is a sound in evolution…always pulsing with the same intimate warmth as Denis’ films.”

"Tindersticks early on showed interest in orchestration, and the band has developed that forte magically, yet ruminatively and cautiously, on these films scores.  Like Denis' art films, which rigorously avoid sentimentality, these scores never succumb to pretty lushness. They always keep their introspective melancholy nearby."
BLURT (8/10 stars)

"This box, with its extensive notes that offer a narrative history of the band's work with Denis, is a nicely assembled and welcome addition to the Tindersticks discography. It's not a casual purchase, but the band's most dedicated fans and soundtrack heads will be thankful for its creation."

“Fine work lies within. Staples’ score for 2004’s L’Intrus builds tension with jazzy percussion and metallic echo-soaked guitar, while 2009’s White Material is sombre and stately, all droning accordians and wandering flute.”
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Tindersticks have had a long and fruitful relationship with French filmmaker Claire Denis dating back to the band's early years. The group's first soundtrack for Denis, Nénette Et Boni (1996), was also their third album, following two eponymous and now legendary Tindersticks full-lengths in the early 90s. Five more soundtracks have followed, tracking faithfully alongside Denis' own critically-acclaimed trajectory, marking one of the more fertile, consistent and resonant relationships between a director and a group of musicians in contemporary cinema.

The set gathers all six of the Claire Denis soundtracks written and performed by Tindersticks or their members; Stuart A. Staples for L'Intrus and Dickon Hinchliffe for Vendredi Soir, alongside four others credited to the full band: Nénette et Boni, Trouble Every Day, 35 Rhums and White Material.

Four of the six soundtracks are previously unreleased – all of the film scores since 2002 are issued in this set for the first time. It is a subtle, beautiful body of work and an integral part of the Tindersticks oeuvre.

Release date: 26 April 2011 (World except Europe), 25 April 2011 (Europe)
Running time: 03:09:05

Packaging notes
Each disc is housed in uncoated cardstock duotone print sleeves with silver spot inks (and silver varnished interiors for the CD wallets), inserted into a foil-embossed double-wall slip box with custom die-cut window, hand-made from 550gsm/25pt all-black brushed-finish uncoated board. All using 100% recycled papers. Each album sleeve can interact with the window-cut slip box.

Includes a 64pp perfect-bound booklet with 30pp of colour film stills and an essay by Michael Hill (in English and translated to French).

5X180gLP edition includes two posters – limited to 1000 copies. LPs pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal (Germany).

Tracklist - White Material
Bus Vision 1
The Boxer
White Material
Children's Theme 1
Maria And The Boxer
Andre And The Old Man
Yellow Dog
Maria And The Old Man
Maria And The Sheriff
Andre's Death
Children's Theme 2
Attack On The Pharmacy
Bus Vision 2

Tracklist - 35 Rhums
Train Montage 1
Night Time Apartments
Night Train
Lionel Home Drunk
Train Montage 2
Rene's Death
The Necklace

Tracklist - L'Intrus / Vendredi Soir
Running Dogs
Night Drive
Horse Dream
Pusan Snow
The Purple Sea
Sleepless Night
The Black Mountain

Le Vestibule
Le Rallye
Falling Asleep
Street Fight
Laure's Theme
Hotel Love
La Voiture
Chambre 26

Tracklist - Trouble Every Day
Opening Titles
Maid Theme
Room 321
Notre Dame
Killing Theme
Taxi To Coré
Coré On Stairs, Love Theme
Maid Theme (End)
Closing Titles
Killing Theme (Alternative Version)
Trouble Every Day

Tracklist - Nénette et Boni
Ma soeur
La passerelle
Les gateaux
Nénette est là
Petites chiennes
Petites gouttes d'eau
Les cannes à pêche
La mort de Félix
Nénette s'en va
Les bébés
Les fleurs

Audio mastering for this collection by Harris Newman at Grey Market, Montreal, 2011.

White Material
Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples and at Kore Studios by Philip Bagenal, 2008.
Mixed at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples with Philip Bagenal, 2009.

David Boulter – Harmonium, electric guitar, glockenspiel, kalimba
Stuart A. Staples – Percussion
Dan McKinna – Bass and electric guitar
Neil Fraser – Electric guitar
Thomas Belhom – Drums, percussion
Andy Nice – Cello
Terry Edwards – Saxophone
Lucy Wilkins – Lead violin and string arrangements
Calina de la Mare – Violin
Alison Dods – Violin
Howard Gott – Violin

Written by David Boulter and Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2011
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

35 Rhums
Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples, 2008.
Mixed at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples, 2008.

David Boulter – Fender Rhodes piano, melodica, string machine
Stuart A. Staples – Acoustic guitar, melodica
Dan McKinna - Bass guitar, Fender Rhodes piano
Neil Fraser – Electric guitar
Thomas Belhom – Drums, percussion
Christine Ott – Ondes Martenot

Written by David Boulter and Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2011
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

Recorded at Lucky Dog, London by Stuart A. Staples and at La Ferme, St Marie by Ian Caple, 2004.
Mixed at Lucky Dog by Stuart A. Staples, 2004.

Stuart A. Staples – Guitars, keyboards
Thomas Belhom – Drums
Terry Edwards – Trumpet
Written by Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2004
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

Vendredi Soir
Recorded at Angel Studios, London by Steve Price, 2002.
Mixed at The Dairy and Eastcote Studios, London by Philip Bagenal, 2002.

Dickon Hinchliffe – Violin and keyboards
Lucy Wilkins – 1st Violin, conductor
1st Violins – Sarah Button, Howard Gott, Jackie Norrie, Brian Wright
2nd Violins – Christopher Koh, Calina de la Mare, Anna Morris
Cellos – Oliver Kraus, Andy Nice, Sarah Willson

Written by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Bug Music Ltd 2002
Licensed courtesy of Soudaine Compagnie © 2002

Trouble Every Day
Recorded at Angel Studios, London by Steve Price with Tom Jenkins, and Eastcote Studios, London by Simon Sheridan with Antti Uusimaki, 2000.
Mixed at The Pierce Rooms, London by Stuart A. Staples and Ian Caple with Chris Settele and Richard Wilkinson, 2000.
Original mastering at Metropolis, London by Tim Young.

David Boulter – Piano, claves, maracas
Dickon Hinchliffe – Violin, vocal
Stuart A. Staples – Vocal
Alistair Macaulay – Drums
Bongos – David Pattman
Harp – Fiona Hibbert
Trumpets – Steve Sidwell, Paul Spong
Trombone – Neil Sidwell
Violins – Vaughan Armon, Ben Cruft, Simon Fischer, Pete Hanson, Patrick Kiernan, Perry Montague-Mason,
Emlyn Singleton, Jonathan Strange, Cathy Thompson, Chris Tombling, Dave Woodcock, Gavyn Wright
Cellos – Paul Kegg, Melissa Phelps, Frank Schaefer
Contrebasse – Malcolm Moore

Written by David Boulter, Dickon Hinchliffe, Alistair Macaulay, Stuart Staples.
String arrangements by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Copyright Control
Under license from Beggars Banquet © 2001

Nénette et Boni
Recorded at Eastcote, London by Ian Caple, 1995.
Mixed at The Stone Room, London by Ian Caple and Tindersticks, 1995.
Original mastering at Metropolis, London by Tim Young.

David Boulter – Organ, piano, vibes, glockenspiel
Mark Colwill – Bass
Neil Fraser – Guitar, glockenspiel
Dickon Hinchliffe – Piano, violin
Alistair Macaulay – Drums
Stuart A. Staples – Vocal, electric guitar
Violins – Heather Broadbent, Vic Evans, Zillah Hawley, Suzanna Horne, Tanja Housten, Becky Leetch,
Caroline Luckhurst, Kate Mackenzie, Suzannah Marsden, Jeff Moore, Julie Nicholau, Louise Walters,
Amanda Westgarth, Lucy Wilkins
Violas – Hannah Biss, Maritza Bulcock, Ann Louise Child, Kate Fraser, Samie Pullman
Cellos – Clare Parkholm, Annabelle Simmons, Andrew Skrimshire, Sarah Willson

Strings conducted by Rosie Lindsell.
Written by Tindersticks.

Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Universal International Music BV © 1996

Claire Denis photo by Ruth Ehrmann. Tindersticks photo by Richard Dumas.