The Illusionist

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director Sylvain Chomet's 2010 film The Illusionist, his second animated feature following The Triplets of Bellevue, is based on a sketch by Jacques Tati and shares the French filmmaker's sad charm. Equally sad and charming is Chomet's musical score for the film, which serves the story by having both French and Scottish flavors to it. (The French aspect comes up right away in "Chanson Illusionist," while the Scottish element is heard in "London Iona.") A British rock group called the Britoons plays a few songs ("Molly Jean," "Love of Another Man," "My Girl Blue") that sound like they date from the 1960s British Invasion. Elsewhere, Chomet either comes up with cues in a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director Sylvain Chomet's 2010 film The Illusionist, his second animated feature following The Triplets of Bellevue, is based on a sketch by Jacques Tati and shares the French filmmaker's sad charm. Equally sad and charming is Chomet's musical score for the film, which serves the story by having both French and Scottish flavors to it. (The French aspect comes up right away in "Chanson Illusionist," while the Scottish element is heard in "London Iona.") A British rock group called the Britoons plays a few songs ("Molly Jean," "Love of Another Man," "My Girl Blue") that sound like they date from the 1960s British Invasion. Elsewhere, Chomet either comes up with cues in a cool jazz mode à la early Miles Davis or contemplative piano themes with another instrument, a flute or bassoon, added. ("Fakir" responds to a plot point by suggesting Indian and other Middle Eastern styles.) The music is functional, and it serves the small-scale, melancholy treatment of the story.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • Label: Milan Records
  • UPC: 731383653827
  • Catalog Number: 36538
  • Sales rank: 2,791

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chanson Illusionist (4:05)
  2. 2 Paris London (0:56)
  3. 3 Military Opera (0:25)
  4. 4 Molly Jean (2:36)
  5. 5 Love of Another Man (1:57)
  6. 6 My Girl Blue (3:06)
  7. 7 London Iona (1:55)
  8. 8 Iona Oban (2:08)
  9. 9 Oban Edinburgh (0:52)
  10. 10 Blue Dress (0:33)
  11. 11 Jenners (1:52)
  12. 12 Fakir (3:06)
  13. 13 The Clown (3:09)
  14. 14 City Lights (3:45)
  15. 15 North Sea (3:22)
  16. 16 Arthur's Seat (1:07)
  17. 17 Illusionist Finale (7:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sylvain Chomet Primary Artist
Gwilym Simcock Piano
Jil Aigrot Vocals
Terry Davies Conductor
The Britoons Group
Frédéric Lebon Vocals
Didier Gustin Vocals
Technical Credits
Emmanuel Chamboredon Executive Soundtrack Producer
Sonia Slany Orchestra Leader
James Lock Engineering
Malcolm Ross Composer, Lyricist
Jean-Christophe Chamboredon Executive Soundtrack Producer
Christian Dwiggins Mastering
Sylvain Chomet Composer, Lyricist
Shawn Lyon Graphic Design
Stefan Karrer Executive Soundtrack Producer
Terry Davies Producer, Orchestration
Steve Price Engineering
Rupert Couldsen Engineering
Niall Ascot Engineering
David White Legal Advisor
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