Sarah Brightman -- Bilitis-Gènèrique
Song number 6 on Sarah Brightman
Timeless / Time to say goodbye is entitled
"Bilitis-Gènèrique". This song does not have
words, only "la-la-la" and such.
Joan Sewell wrote me that the song is the theme from a French film called
Bilitis (1977), directed by David Hamilton, starring Patti
D'Arbanville as Bilitis, with as outline:
The sexual awakening of a young woman is the focus of this gorgeously
filmed, super-sensual tale from acclaimed photographer David Hamilton
("Laura"). Patti D'Arbanville is the French nymphette who discovers the joys
of sex during a memorable summer vacation.
[from Movies Unlimited]
The Internet Movie Database
(IMDb) has a very brief outline of the plot:
A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during
The original music is credited Francis Lai.
For information on Francis Lai and his work, see
Composer of over 100 film scores, cabaret musician in
Montmartre in the 50s & 60s, along with Bernard
Dimey, Michel Vaucaire or Pierre Barouh, Francis Lai
has been equally prolific as a songwriter, having
composed over 600 songs, performed by various artists
and orchestras around the world.
The section "CD sales" lists the CD Bilitis as "Original Soundtrack
from the film by David Hamilton".
One "fmera" has pointed me to a website showing
front and back cover of the film soundtrack.
Clearly Sarah's points to this film, but the accents are the wrong way
around: they should be "générique" (very well possible that a
typing error was made when producing the CD-inlay -- it would not be the
first time for Sarah's albums ...).
The French "générique" refers here to the opening and end titles
(credits) of the movie.
Jack Morgan wrote me that he remembers hearing the song many years ago
sung by a female vocalist with some words.
Later one Alex wrote me that the first line comes from a song sung by
Engelbert Humperdinck, called The Second Time
of that song).
Music: Francis Lai
From: Timeless (1997).
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