Riley, Terry - Les Yeux Fermes & Lifespan CD

SKU 28-ELIF101.2
Two of Terry's rarest albums, both film soundtracks and both quite good, finally reissued for the very first time since the early 1970s! Les Yeux Fermes is aka Happy Ending and is quite nice, while Lifespan suffered from one of the worst-ever pressings ever heard, so it's great to have it in this form. Recommended to fans and the curious!

"After changing the world in the late '60s with In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, legendary American composer and father of minimalism Terry Riley abandoned tape-manipulation and written composition to concentrate on longform keyboard cycles and improvisations. In the early '70s, while in Europe, he was invited to create scores for two films. The first, in 1972, was Joel Santoni's Les Yeux Fermés, a feature-length art film that instantly became a cult classic by virtue of its never having screened in the USA. The second, Lifespan, directed by Alexander Whitelaw in 1974, featured Klaus Kinski. Both soundtracks were released in limited editions on LP and have long been out of print. This first-ever CD release of these two classic Terry Riley soundtracks-- both on one disc-- was remastered from the original tapes, the hypnotic songs sounding far superior to the below-average vinyl pressings."
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