Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The original song for BARBARELLA (1968)

I just recently learned that Michel Magne was originally invited to write the themes and incidental music for the film BARBARELLA but his work was rejected along the way. Its a shame. As you can tell from this recreation of the opening zero-G sequence the song he wrote was a perfect way to begin the movie's long, strange trip. Sung by Jackie Lee it captures the essence of the film's tone in much the same playful way the credits seem to. Maybe a future release could include this music as an alternate track?

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