Newly remastered and expanded edition.
12-page CD booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai.
15th Anniversary Limited Edition of 500 units.
In collaboration with Gaumont, Music Box Records proudly presents the remastered and expanded edition of Christopher Gunning's score to the 2007 biographical musical film La Vie en Rose (La Môme). The multi-awarded film, directed by Olivier Dahan (Tom Thumb, Grace of Monaco), retraces the life of famous French singer Édith Piaf, played by Marion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance.
Celebrating the film's 15th anniversary, Music Box Records presents Gunning's score with 40 minutes of previously unreleased material. The previous album only had about 20 minutes of his scores while the rest of the runtime was taken up by Piaf songs and contemporary tunes. The original idea back in 2007 was to have a 2-CD set with one disc for the score and another one for the songs - but the project was whittled down to a single disc. Thanks to the score's musical director Édouard Dubois, we're now able to present the album that was never issued - it only took some 15 years!
As Édouard Dubois puts it: "The present score presentation of Christopher Gunning's complete compositions for La Vie en Rose is sequenced in a different order than their chronology on Olivier Dahan's film. Not unlike the movie's disruptive timeline, this program has been conceived as an impressionistic musical journey in Édith Piaf's memories, filled with strong emotional contrasts. We hope you will enjoy all these 'souvenirs de voyage'."
The richly illustrated booklet features liner notes by Gergely Hubai, giving a full rundown on the score's incredible challenges as well as its musical surprises, based on original comments by Christopher Gunning and Édouard Dubois. The release is limited to 500 units.
1. The Kid / Lisieux (03:29)
2. Parade (01:40)
3. Mon Légionnaire (Death of Leplée) (01:06)
4. Belle Époque (00:52)
5. The ABC (02:27)
6. Easy Living (03:04)
7. The Awakening (01:26)
8. Childhood (01:18)
9. Java Parisienne (01:37)
10. Ghosts from the Past (00:33)
11. Circus Waltz (01:27)
12. Faubourgs' Waltz (01:43)
13. Wanderings (00:47)
14. The American Dream (00:54)
15. Appearance (01:29)
16. A Bar in New York (01:30)
17. Mon Légionnaire / The Arrest (01:17)
18. Flirt (03:54)
19. Jammin' in Manhattan (02:05)
20. Idyll (02:28)
21. Saint-Germain in New York (03:00)
22. The Last Night (07:31)
23. End Titles (06:03)
CD Total Time • 52:03