Over the years there have been many great reissues or original vinyl that are connected to Jean-Luc Godard's film work. As a Godard fanatic, I want them all! But if push becomes a shove, and there is a fire in the house, and I have to reach out for that one Godard soundtrack collection, it would be Bandes Originales des Films de Jean-Luc Godard."
The reason is because it's an excellent package, the cover becomes a poster, but beyond the visual, the music on this CD is fantastic. It covers "A Bout de Souffle" (Breathless), "Pierrot Le Fou, " "Alphaville," and the great soundtrack to "Le Mepris" (Contempt). Very much a perfect compilation of the early Godard soundtracks, all on one disc. Of course, the original soundtrack albums can be fitted on a 10" ep, when originally released - but to get all of it here is a fantastic buy. The Japanese know how to put a music collection together. The composers/performers are Martial Solal, Anna Karina (Godard's then-wife, and a brilliant actress), Antoine Duhamel, Paul Misraki, and the legendary Georges Delerue. Find and buy!