Press Release from Music Box:
World Premiere CD Release.
Complete Remastered Edition. 40 minutes of music.
8-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Sylvain Pfeffer.
Limited Collector’s Edition.
Music Box Records is pleased to present for the first time on CD the original motion picture soundtrack of François Leterrier’s Tranches de vie (Slices of Life, 1985) composed and conducted by Jean-Claude Petit (The Return of the Musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac).
When he was approached to compose the music for Tranches de vie, Jean-Claude Petit was at the beginning of his musical career for cinema. He wrote his two first musical soundtracks for Gérard Mordillat’s movie Vive la sociale ! in 1982 and Denis Amar’s L’Addition in 1984. The comedy feature film stars the best French comedians of the time and recounts different slices of life dealing with the sentimental disappointments and chaotic relationships of the characters.
The movie allowed Jean-Claude Petit to try out very different musical genres and paint with the many colours of his orchestral palette. He composed a rich and varied score, dominated by a main theme developed in many different versions throughout the movie.
This present edition has been fully remastered from the recording session tapes which contain the previously issued LP program and never-before-released tracks. The package includes an 8-page booklet with liner notes by Sylvain Pfeffer, discussing the film and the score based on a new interview with Jean-Claude Petit.