the big european soundtrack writers of 1950s/60s/70s are notorious for recycling & repurposing. probs because their turnover was unlike anything soundtrack writers today would recognise. a soundtrack in a week or two. firing them out. so stuff got recyled. as a consequence famous tracks often have multiple ost outings under different guises.UlricvonCatalyst wrote:Funnily enough, talking of T. Crown/Legrand, I just read the other day that The Windmills of Your Mind was actually written for Les parapluies de Cherbourg, which was news to me.vale wrote:just a teatime random for you teatime randoms.
the boston wrangler by michel legrand (from the thomas crown affair, 1968).
morricone, piccioni, cipriani, legrand, francis lai, gainsbourg etc constantly use & reuse. les parapluies & les demoiselles de rochefort (kitsch sequel) full of things that appear later. & from mid 60s they started crossing the atlantic; legrand hit big with thomas crown & francis lai with love story. both massive soundtracks in their day.
on that transatlantic note, this might amuse you & sums up that whole recycling scene.
a random 1973 album track by la vanoni. 3 years later same writer/arranger asked to contribute to an ost for a random US low-budget indie film about boxing. slips the coda from the vanoni track in... the rest is ost history.