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The original French versions of A Man And A Woman and Live For Life are here

For those who are looking for the original French recordings of A Man And A Woman and Live For Life they are here as Un Homme Et Une Femme and Vivre Pour Vivre. I am glad I found these recordings after having only the sheet musics for so many years. Only three stars though as I am not familiar nor do I have opinion on the other tracks.


francis does love justice on this compilation of his plus grands succès. you get the slow and steady heartbreak of a man and a woman, the bittersweet anguish of love story with the most perfect dash of french sleeaaaze in les ripoux. and the lesbian adolescent tendencies of bilitis thrown in for good measure. a+

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Born: April 26, 1932 in Nice, France

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Best remembered for his Oscar-winning scores to A Man and a Woman and Love Story, composer Francis Lai was born April 26, 1932, in Nice, France. After studying piano as a child, he later discovered jazz and during the 1950s followed friend and singer Claude Goaty to Paris, eventually settling in Montmartre. At the local Taverne d'Attilio, Lai met Bernard Dimey, with whom he collaborated on well over 100 songs; a brief stint in Michel Magne's orchestra preceded his tenure as accompanist for Edith...
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