Constellation Records gives details on the Tindersticks film scores box set

source: website screenshot

source: website screenshot

Here are the official packaging notes on this:

The Tindersticks soundtracks set features 190 minutes of music across 5 CDs or 180gLPs.

Each disc is housed in 350gsm/18pt duotone print sleeves with silver spot inks (and silver varnished interiors for the CD wallets), inserted into a foil-embossed double-wall slip box with custom die-cut window, made from 550gsm/25pt all-black brushed-finish uncoated board.  All using 100% recycled papers.

Also includes a 64pp perfect-bound booklet with extensive colour film still reproductions and an essay by Michael Hill (in English and translated to French).


5×180gLP edition includes an additional 12″x12″ art card and 12″x24″ poster – limited to 1000 copies.


Official Pre-Order Page for the Boxset expected in mid-March

Just posted on the (official) facebook page:

“An official pre-order page for the Claire Denis Film Scores box set is scheduled for mid-March. The official pre-order page will provide a wider set of choices and links to preferred partners in various countries (with non-import prices!)! We recommend you wait until this is unveiled to make the best choice about where to buy!

Tindersticks / Constellation”


To give you an indication here are Amazon’s initial pricings:


Germany: 70/115 Euro
U.K.: 46/n.a. GBP
USA: 55/90 USD


So wait for the official Constellation Pre-order page next week before ordering.

Esp. Import Duties & Taxes from Importing from other  Retailers in the USA should be considered.



Tindersticks announce S.F. gig details – 2nd May 2011

Tindersticks will be playing The Castro Theatre as a special event at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 2 May!

Tickets are on sale from

Monday, May 2, 8:30 pm Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street. $25 members; $30 general public.

more details here:,709&pageid=2108

“For this special event, fellow Tindersticks members David Boulter, Neil Fraser, Dan KcKinna and Earl Harvin join Staples, augmented by additional musicians on strings and brass. The full ensemble will do dramatic justice to Denis’s visionary cinema through gorgeously dark-hued music that blends subtle guitar strumming and delicate violin arpeggios with otherworldly percussion and atmospheric washes of symphonic color over which Staples croons in his inimitable baritone. “Working with Claire makes us shift our vision,” Staples has said. “We come out the other end of it and we always feel kind of changed.””



Istanbul 11.04.2011 Film Festival will see tindersticks perform

Tindersticks will be playing and debuting the new Claire Denis OST Project on this year’s Istanbul Film Festival on April 11th 2011:

“Claire Denis 1996-2009 Soundtrack / Tindersticks Concert – Music and Film’ will travel the world under the title of this particular project, the Tindersticks, the world premiere of the project 30 Istanbul Film Festival on Monday evening, April 11 at 21.00 Fulya Art Center to perform.” (via google translate)


UPDATE: an english based version:

Tindersticks announce 5CD/LP O.S.T. Boxset

Constellation Records (the US label) has today announced details about the forthcoming Claire Denis Boxset, see here for the original press release:

source: website screenshot  

Out 26 April 2011:

Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009
CST077   5xCD / 5×180gLP / DL

This is an early warning systems announcement.

We are thrilled to be releasing a very special box set compiling all of the soundtracks that members of Tindersticks have created for the films of French director Claire Denis over the past 15 years.  This set will include six soundtracks in all (two of which are in the 23:00 range and will appear together on a single CD and on each side of an LP); four of the soundtracks are previously unreleased, including the score for her most recent and hugely acclaimed White Material (which has also received Criterion treatment).

The set will be housed in a custom window-cut slipcase made from deluxe black uncoated 18pt cardstock with foil embossing – as seen in the image above, sleeve cover images will shine through the window cut when inserted in the package.  Also included is a 48pp perfect-bound booklet with extensive colour plates of film stills and an essay (in English and in French translation) by renowned music writer Michael Hill (who has also contributed liner notes for collections by Lou Reed, Sam Cooke, The Replacements and others).

Audio preview and special pre-order offer will be available to newsletter subscribers next week – sign up to get the inside scoop.

Full list of soundtracks and running times after the jump.


16 TRACKS, 37:57

35 RHUMS (2008)
12 TRACKS, 25:40

L’INTRUS (2004) – by Stuart A. Staples
10 TRACKS, 22:58

VENDREDI SOIR (2002) – by Dickon Hinchliffe
12 TRACKS, 23:40

14 TRACKS, 41:11

14 TRACKS, 37:11