This is a very rare soundtrack recording.
The great Philippe Sarde whose memorable scores for Quest for Fire and Pirates haunt the memories of film music enthusiasts, was asked to write a score for an Australian film based on a stunning French novel, Le Diable au Corps. The story is transposed into Australia during World War II by writer-director Scott Murray. The music enhanced the powerful and unsentimental aspects of the original novel to a film about the moving love story of sexual discovery. The score provides the basis for this exploration of young love, and an immature boy's discovery of desire, and finally an understanding of his sexual longings.
We of the Never Never is one of Australia's great films. Based on the autobiography of Aeneas Gunn, who travels from the comforts of the city to the barren Australian outback, this film has one of the all time great Australian scores, composed by Peter Best, with a theme that is so breathtaking in its beauty that not only does it sum up the great Australian outdoors, but it provides the most lyrical and transcendental statement of the paradox of the beauty of the Australian landscape and its inherent loneliness.