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ABKCO will release the soundtrack for The French Dispatch, the new film by Wes Anderson with an ensemble cast that includes Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Christoph Waltz, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman and Anjelica Huston.

Featuring original music by Academy Award™-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, the film’s soundtrack will be released on CD and across all digital platforms in conjunction with the theatrical release of Searchlight Pictures on October 22, 2021. The vinyl edition 2xLP will follow in early 2022.

La Dépêche française revolves around a fictional expatriate magazine that tells three stories published in this mythical newspaper. It celebrates writers and the thrill of great storytelling. Music plays a key and distinct role in each of the film’s ‘chapters’. Renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet features in the film’s score and contributes a series of stunning solos on the recordings.

ABKCO will be giving away a Super Deluxe box set containing The French Dispatch Double-LP (soundtrack), a limited edition box set of The French Dispatch Art Cards, a double-sided poster and for the first fans to order, a printed copy of The French expedition magazine.

Pre-order The French Dispatch (Original Soundtrack) here.

Along with Desplat’s superb score, the album also includes Jarvis Cocker’s impassioned cover of the French pop hit “Aline”, originally written and recorded by French pop icon Christophe. Expanding on the universe of The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson and Jarvis Cocker decided to collaborate on an entire album of French material from the same period titled Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top – featuring songs associated with artists like Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Dutronc. This unique companion album has musical backing provided by JARV IS. .. more Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) from the duo “Paroles, Paroles”. ABKCO’s Limited Super Deluxe Set pre-order contains the vinyl album, a double-sided poster and a limited edition 45 of “Aline” b/w “Lyrics, Lyrics”.

Pre-Order Tip-Top Boredom Songs by Jarvis Cocker here.

Chansons d’Ennui by Jarvis Cocker is a tribute to French pop music and a musical extension of The French Dispatch which includes renditions of songs known by a gallery of major French pop stars, including Dutronc (“Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sent Flous ”), François Hardy (“Mon Ami La Rose”), Serge Gainsbourg (“Requiem Pour Un Con”) Brigitte Bardot (“Contact”) as well as songs by Dalida & Alain Delon, Marie LaFôret, Nino Ferrer & Radiah, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem, Claude Channes and Max Berlin.

The French Dispatch (Original Soundtrack)
side one
Obituary – Alexandre Desplat
After You’ve Gone (by Sadie McKee) – Gene Austin featuring Candy and Coco
Simone, Nude, Cell Block J. Hobby Room – Alexandre Desplat
Fiasco – Gus Visor
Moses Rosenthaler – Alexandre Desplat

Side Two
I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) – Grace Jones
Mint Mouthwash – Alexandre Desplat
Sonata for mandolin and guitar A-Dur, K. 331 Andante Grazioso con Variation VI. Variation 5 – Adagio – Boris Björn Bagger and Detlef Tewes
Cadazio Uncles and Neveu Gallery – Alexandre Desplat
Inseguimento al Taxi (The Chase) (from Scent of Mystery) – Mario Nascimbene
The Berensen Lectures at the Clampette Collection – Alexandre Desplat

side three
The Ultima Volta (from I Malamondo) – Ennio Morricone
You lied to me too much – Chantal Goya
I deduce that I love you – Charles Aznavour
Fugue No. 2 in C minor (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 871) – The Swingle Singers
Adagio (from Countdown) – Georges Delerue

side four
Police kitchen – Alexandre Desplat
The Private Salon of the Commissioner of Police – Alexandre Desplat
The Den of the Kidnappers – Alexandre Desplat
A multi-pronged battle plan – Alexandre Desplat
Blackbird Pie – Alexandre Desplat
Commandos, Guerrillas, Snipers, Climbers and the Jeroboam – Alexandre Desplat
Animated car chase – Alexandre Desplat
Lieutenant Nescaffier (Looking for something missing…) – Alexandre Desplat
Aline – Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker – Tip-Top Boredom Songs
side one
In my room
Written by Pedro Espinoza Prieto Originally performed by Dalida
Written by Serge Gainsbourg Performed originally by Brigitte Bardot
Written by Hubert Yves Adrien Giraud, Noel Roux Originally performed by Marie LaFôret
Love, I’m Looking For You
Written by Nino Ferrer Originally performed by Nino Ferrer & Radiah
People Are Crazy, Times Are Blurry
Written by Jacques Lanzmann, Jacques Dutronc Originally performed by Jacques Dutronc
It’s Raining On The Station
Written by Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine
Originally performed by Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem

Side Two
Words, words
Written by Matteo Chiosso, Giancarlo Del Re, Giovanni Ferrio Originally performed by Dalida & Alain Delon
Requiem for a jerk
Written by Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Jean Piette Colombier Originally performed by Serge Gainsbourg in the film Le Pacha
My Friend The Rose
Written by Cécille Caulier, Jacques Lacome D’Estalenx Originally performed by Françoise Hardy
Mao Mao
Written by Gérard Guégan, Gérard Hugé Originally performed by Claude Channes in the film La Chinoise
She and I
Written by Pascal Jean Michel Valadon, Aaron Gilbert, Alex Payne, Jean Pierre Cerrone Originally performed by Max Berlin
A line
Written by Daniel Georges Jacq Bevilacqua Originally performed by Christophe

Win The French Dispatch Soundtrack Bundle:

Searchlight Bundle B (pencils, tote, journal)
Aline 7″ (Jarvis track as Tip Top
Jarvis LP (this one –
The original soundtrack of the film on vinyl – which has just been released
Set of art cards

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