Film Music

Michel Legrand – Theme from “Summer of ’42”

Michel Legrand composed the soundtrack for the 1971 coming-of-age movie “The Summer of ’42,” including its poignant main theme, “The Summer Knows.” From what I understand, the LP marketed as the time as the film’s soundtrack actually had only two tracks from the film: the main theme and the end titles track. The remainder of the material on the LP – now as a pricey out-of-print CD – came from the score Legrand composed for the 1969 film, “Picasso Summer.” Anyway, here’s the main theme from “The Summer of ’42.”