Francis Lai – The Games (1970)


Francis Lai, imho one of the giants of mellow, who has brought us soundtracks such as »Un homme et une femme« (1966), also scored a 1970 film about four marathon runners. The soundtrack seems to be pretty rare, having fetched more than 160 dollars in one auction and presently being without an entry at Discogs. The sound is very typical mellow around-1970 orchestral OST stuff, reminding me of the »The Adventurers« soundtrack of the same year and its arrangements by Eumir Deodato (mainly based on compositions by Antônio Carlos Jobim but also on his own ones). Among the styles included are also some mod-like tracks such as »Student’s Hop« as well as classical sounds.

01. Main Title
10. Student’s Hop

Ready, steady… GO!