Release Date: 19 February 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Various Artists The Connection Limited 180gram Vinyl LP
Known to some as La French, the epic crime drama The Connection is the critically acclaimed and stylish '70s-period crime thriller inspired by true events. We're absolutely thrilled to be releasing this absolute beast of a soundtrack; the ultimate cool compilation spanning four decades and featuring classic songs by The Velvet Underground, Blondie, Townes Van Zandt... it’s hard to pick out highlights as there genuinely isn’t a bad track on here.
The Max Richter / Dinah Washington track alone — an incredible mix of Washington's vocals from 'This Bitter Earth' and Richter’s incredible composition 'On The Nature of Daylight' — is one of the best things you’ll hear this year. Lykke Li contributes 'Jerome,' a fantastic '60s tinged pop song that sounds like a lost Phil Spector composition. On top of all that, add in a selection of incredible French pop — imagine if Starlord's Awesome Mix: Volume 1 had a European counterpart, it would be this album.
Side A: 01. Sheila - Bang Bang (3:14) 02. Lykke Li - Jerome (3:14) 03. Rocky & The Riddlers - Flash and Crash (2:47) 04. Serge Gainsbourg - Comic Strip (2:11) 05. Al Wilson - The Snake (3:29) 06. Venus Gang - Love To Fly (2:13) 07. The Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free (4:03)
Side B: 08. Mike Brant - C'est comme ça que je t'aime (3:20) 09. Yeyevollegaz - Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher (2:38) 10. Guillaume Roussel - La Pieuvre (2:35) 11. Blondie - Call Me (3:30) 12. Kim Wilde - Cambodia (3:58) 13. Dinah Washington / Max Richter - This Bitter Earth / On The Nature Of Daylight (6:18) 14. Townes Van Zandt - Waitin' Around To Die (2:42)