Viens, Mon Amour

December 8, 2017

There is a digital campaign underway to reissue early classic soundtracks from Cinepix and the first release to drop is the soundtrack for Viens, Mon Amour / Love in a 4 Letter World from 1970.

The French and English versions can be found here:

Viens, Mon Amour: Apple Music | Spotify | CD Baby

Love in a 4 Letter World: Apple Music | Spotify | CD Baby

The tracklist is basically the same. There are 2 songs which change. Track #1 by Charles Linton (who sings in both languages) and Track #10 by Louise Lemire in French / Sharon Ryan in English.

Love in a 4 Letter World

I am happily heading up the transfers. Straight transfer, EQ flat, one hand on mouse, other on coffee cup. We had to run with transferring from NM Vinyl LPs as no master tapes have been found (and a few have searched this one out). Applied no Noise Reduction, spent time zooming in and taking care of pops manually and only ran low passes for click removal on a few select sections. Never any full track processing. Was good to be a bit overly cautious about it and imperfections happily remain to attempt to achieve the best transfer/end result possible.

The crazy thing is, all of these sealed LPs were packaged with no inner sleeves, so of course the fear of an LP sitting in a basement for almost 50 years is justified. Thankfully, they played without issue, no excess surface noise or other abnormalities.

After my end, it was sent over to Harris Newman at Grey Market for mastering.

Thanks to Ralph Alfonso, Paul Baillargeon, and Greg Dunning (son of Cinepix co-founder John Dunning) for making this all happen!

Next up…

The holy grail of Valérie is #1 on our list and we are working hard to make that happen. I created a labor-of-love mix of the soundtrack in 2010 from a 2nd generation VHS copy and with the help of Sébastien from Mondo PQ (cover art) and Simon (article/interviews), we posted it online. While no masters have been found, there is a good quality DVD version and we are still looking for the best quality to work with.

Also on the horizon… Y’a Plus De Trou À Percé / Loving and Laughing

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