Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Jazz legend Johnny Mandel scored a big soundtrack hit with The Sandpiper (and its theme song, "The Shadow of Your Smile"), and eventually he returned to the seaside again in '76 for this much darker story, adapted from the controversial Yukio Mishima novel and featuring notorious love scenes with Sarah Miles and Kris Kristofferson (who also helped out with music duties). The music has a smooth and dreamy atmosphere in keeping with the story and period, taken here from the Japanese vinyl pressing.

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Anonymous R Gelling said...

This is a great blog. Thanks so much for all these hard to find soundtracks.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the film but this is a great score. I love this "sound." Thanks!

Damian P.

4:41 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Glad you all like the score; it's a really nice one. Hopefully some more Mandel will be posted shortly.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Equimathorn Jr. said...

Thank you, this is great, undeservablr obscure music. Do I stand any chance of finding this on vinyl?

8:59 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

You might be able to track this down with a little effort; copies turn up now and again at L.A. record stores and on eBay, if you're persistent!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Id never even heard of this film never mind its music. Its a georgeous score. Thankyou thankyou thankyou for bringing to my attention. This would make a great FSM release.

9:03 AM  
Blogger 0T0 said...

Superb score. thank u (reminds billy goldenberg's music too)

6:08 AM  
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