|1||La chanson des granges brûlées||2:49|
|2||Le Pays de Rose||2:07|
|4||Une morte dans la Neige||1:47|
|6||Le car / Le chasse-neige||1:27|
|11||La Perquisition et les Paysans||2:39|
|13||Les granges brûlées||3:18|
|14||Descente au Village||0:30|
Transversales presents the first LP reissue of “Les granges brûlées”, original soundtrack written and performed by Jean-Michel Jarre shortly after his work experience at G.R.M (Groupe de Recherches Musicales). Probably one the first ever electronic music score, recorded with very scanty means: a VCS3 synthesizer, a Farsifa organ and three synchronized Revox tape recorders. Director Jean Chapot, who understood immediately the interest in the gap between this hyper classical rural thriller and this groundbreaking music, let Jarre absolutely free to compose. Built up around several melodic leitmotifs, the score of “Les granges brûlées” allowed Jarre to pursue his personal research: to bridge the gap between experimental music and pop music.
This deluxe reissue also contains the bonus track “Happiness Is a Sad Song” composed during Jarre's time at the G.R.M.