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The French Dispatch soundtrack, score + Jarvis Cocker/Tip-Top album and more

Limited Edition Bundles Including LPs, Ephemera and 7” Available for Pre-Order



ABKCO is releasing the original soundtrack for The French  Dispatch, the new Wes Anderson film 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. The original score by Academy  Award™ winning composer Alexandre Desplat and the film’s original soundtrack has been released on all digital platforms in  conjunction with the Searchlight Pictures theatrical release of the film this past Friday, October 22.

Stream The French Dispatch Score album https://abkco.lnk.to/tfdscorepr

Also being released by ABKCO is the concept album Chansons  d’Ennui Tip-Top, wherein Pulp frontperson Jarvis Cocker sings French hits of the 1960s as the fictitious singer Tip-Top referenced in the film. This unique companion album has musical backing provided by JARVIS… plus Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) featured on the duet “Paroles, Paroles.” The digital album is available in Spatial audio, along with the 180 gram vinyl version October 22. The CD versions of Tip-Top and the soundtrack will follow on November 19. The limited-edition Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top  Deluxe bundle will be available December 3; it includes  the  Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top vinyl, a double-sided poster for The French Dispatch and Tip-Top, and a 7” vinyl single of the songs “Aline” and “Paroles, Paroles” in a full color sleeve. The first fans to order the Deluxe will receive a special surprise from Jarvis Cocker.


The 2LP vinyl edition of The French Dispatch (Original Soundtrack) will be out January 7. That day, ABKCO also releases the Super Deluxe bundle (2LP vinyl, a double-sided poster of The French Dispatch and Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top, a set of 6×4” art cards of The French Dispatch magazine cover images, and a printed copy of The French Dispatch, the fictitious expatriate periodical on which the film is centered.) The limited edition offer is available for pre-order now.


The French Dispatch tells three stories published in this legendary journal. It celebrates writers and the thrill of great storytelling. “An ode to publishing, writing, romance, politics, food, and so much else, The French Dispatch is a bustling delight,” Vogue declared. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “bursting at the seams with hand-crafted visual delights and eccentric performances from a stacked ensemble.”

“Alexandre Desplat outdoes himself,” said Fandango of the score for The French Dispatch. The album also features 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 for the album  Chansons  d’Ennui Tip-Top – containing songs associated with artists like Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Dutronc.

The French Dispatch  (Original Soundtrack)  tracklist

Side One 

Obituary - Alexandre Desplat

After You’ve Gone (from Sadie McKee)- Gene Austin with Candy and Coco

Simone, Naked, Cell Block J. Hobby Room - Alexandre Desplat

Fiasco - Gus Viseur

Moses Rosenthaler – Alexandre Desplat

Side Two

I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones

Mouthwash de Menthe – 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 Nephew 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

L’Ultima Volta (from I Malamondo) – Ennio Morricone

Tu m’as trop menti – Chantal Goya

J’en déduis que je t’aime - Charles Aznavour

Fugue No.2 in C minor (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 871) - The Swingle Singers

Adagio (from Comptes à rebours) – Georges Delerue

Side Four

Police Cooking – Alexandre Desplat

The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner – Alexandre Desplat

Kidnappers Lair – Alexandre Desplat

A Multi-Pronged Battle Plan – Alexandre Desplat

Blackbird Pie – Alexandre Desplat

Commandos, Guerillas, Snipers, Climbers and the Jeroboam – Alexandre Desplat

Animated Car Chase – Alexandre Desplat

Lt. Nescaffier (Seeking Something Missing…) – Alexandre Desplat

Aline – Jarvis Cocker

Alexandre Desplat – The French Dispatch (Original Score) tracklist

Obituary – Alexandre Desplat

Simone, Naked, Cell Block J. Hobby Room – Alexandre Desplat

Moses Rosenthaler – Alexandre Desplat

Mouthwash de Menthe – Alexandre Desplat

Cadazio Uncles and Nephew Gallery – Alexandre Desplat

The Berensen Lectures at the Clampette Collection – Alexandre Desplat

Police Cooking – Alexandre Desplat

The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner – Alexandre Desplat

Kidnappers Lair – Alexandre Desplat

A Multi-Pronged Battle Plan – Alexandre Desplat

Blackbird Pie – Alexandre Desplat

Commandos, Guerillas, Snipers, Climbers and the Jeroboam – Alexandre Desplat

Animated Car Chase – Alexandre Desplat

Lt. Nescaffier (Seeking Something Missing…) – Alexandre Desplat

Jarvis Cocker – Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top  tracklist  

Side One  

Dans Ma Chambre    – Written by Pedro Espinoza Prieto , originally performed by Dalida

Contact – Written by Serge Gainsbourg, originally performed by Brigitte Bardot

La Tendresse   – Written by Hubert Yves Adrien Giraud, Noel Roux , originally performed by Marie LaFôret

Amour, Je Te Cherche   – Written by Nino Ferrer, originally performed by Nino Ferrer & Radiah

Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous  - Written by Jacques Lanzmann, Jacques Dutronc , originally performed by Jacques Dutronc

Il Pleut Sur La Gare  – Written by Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine , originally performed by Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem

Side Two 

Paroles, Paroles    – Written by Matteo Chiosso, Giancarlo Del Re, Giovanni Ferrio ,originally performed by  Dalida & Alain Delon

Requiem Pour Un Con   – Written by Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Jean Piette Colombier, originally performed by Serge Gainsbourg in the film Le Pacha

Mon Ami La 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

Elle Et Moi   – Written by Pascal Jean Michel Valadon, Aaron Gilbert, Alex Payne, Jean Pierre Cerrone , originally performed by Max Berlin

Aline   – Written by Daniel Georges Jacq Bevilacqua, originally performed by Christophe


Academy Award® winning Parisian composer Alexandre Desplat began his career scoring French films, switching over to English language films in the early 2000s, and he has since earned an impressive number of accolades. He has collaborated with Wes Anderson numerous times,  including  Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, the latter earning him the 2015 Academy Award® for Best Original Score as well as a Grammy Award® for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Desplat has racked up eleven Oscar® nominations to date, including his second Oscar win and his second Golden Globe Award® for The Shape of Water in 2018.


Jarvis Cocker is a musician & broadcaster from the north of England. He formed the band Pulp in 1978 whilst at secondary school. They went on to become one of the most successful UK groups of the 1990s. Between 2009 & 2017 he presented the BBC 6Music programme “Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service” as well as the ongoing, award-winning BBC Radio 4 documentary series “Wireless Nights”.  He has honorary doctorates from both Sheffield Hallam University & Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (which he attended 1988-91). His lyric collection “Mother, Brother, Lover” was published by Faber in 2011. “Good Pop, Bad Pop”, his first work of long-form prose, will be published by Jonathan Cape in March 2022. He divides his time between Paris, London & the Peak District. His star-sign is