V/A, The Young and The Restless Horizon [OST] (1974)
I loved that music – as a kid, sick days from school or home from kindergarten – my mum watching the soaps. I can remember the music without hearing it. Play the music, as on this record, and I can remember attempting conversations with my mum at four and five and six, whispering things in her ear I’d overheard, waiting for the ad breaks if I could. I didn’t – at all – follow the show. But I followed the musical cues. Later, for a time, even hearing the music made me almost depressed. Now just deeply nostalgic. (Nostalgia, if we’re being honest – and let’s face it, we hardly ever are, when it comes to nostalgia – is actually a type of depression. I’m convinced of that). Nadia’s Theme, so striking, composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. Wiki tells me this, I didn’t ever know that. But I do remember, later on, at high school, having to watch Bless The Beasts And Children and its haunting (possibly evil) score had some similarities to Young and The Restless. And only now I know why. You can’t really get away with listening to this now can you? Well, I’ve been loving this – call it nostalgia if you must, I’m sure I just did – but no, really, I have. But I do have a trick. If anyone is listening in, tell them it’s Sebastien Tellier. It’ll let you off the hook, I reckon…or at the least buy you some time. And we could all use a little of that, right?
Sample Track: Nadia’s Theme
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