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Francis Lai

Francis Lai has that romantic sound from France, with his accordion and his lush compositions. His famous themes from movies such as A Man and a Woman and Love Story are worldwide known and now standards of popular music. His works extend however to a more wide catalogue with a great variety of soundtracks, but his TV or radio appearances are very rare. His concerts are more rare yet, but at least we have (so far) a couple of official recordings. If you have more information regarding his music or interviews, let us know.
This is a list of the appearances on TV or movies, concerts, interviews, books, article magazines and related material. I am still researching for his works so what you see here is a sample of what would be featured soon. 
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Last update:  March 27th, 2009. Book: Midi Première
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Music Behind the Scenes I: Love and Seduction TV production by NBD TV - Includes interviews to several composers including Francis Lai
Divine BB Official DVD: Lai composed the main theme for the show plus some additional themes       DVD
Toute Une Vie Official DVD: Lai appears as a conductor in a dance-hall scene      DVD
Les Uns et Les Autres Official DVD: Lai appears as a blind accordionist      DVD
Mireille Mathieu au Palais des Congrès (1990) Concert of Mireille Mathieu with Francis Lai playing the accordion in two songs
Midi première (1977)       New Broadcast: TV show with Francis Lai as the guest
Top à Mireille Mathieu (1972) Broadcast: TV show of Mireille Mathieu which features a duo with Francis Lai
Tempo (1971) Broadcast: TV program where Francis Lai is interviewed and then he sings "Le Voyou"


Live in Japan Official LP: Francis Lai and his Orchestra       Vinyl
Francis Lai with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Official LP: Francis Lai at the Royal Albert Hall     Vinyl

Printed Material

Francis Lai: Vivre pour la Musique Unofficial ebook: Biography, discography, liner notes, interviews, reviews. Get the info where to get it free!
Paul Mauriat - Une Vie en Bleu Official Book: Biography on Mauriat contains an interview to Francis Lai and a chapter on the recording of Quartet for Kobe      Book
Claude Lelouch - Mode d'Emploi Official Book: Biography of Claude Lelouch contains an interview to Francis Lai     Book


Francis Lai Official Website The official site in French and in English. News, biography, discography, artists who collaborated with Lai, guestbook and shop info.
Francis Lai: Vivre pour la Musique Unofficial website with biography, discography with covers and track listings, collaborators section, lyrics and more


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