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The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf (CD)

By: Edith Piaf (Artist)


Provider: Amazon US
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France's "Little Sparrow" was the stuff of legend. Edith Piaf remains one of the most influential singers of the 20th century. Her dramatic singing style and her anguished voice appealed to French audiences and by the outbreak of World War II she had become a star. After the war, Piaf's reputation spread internationally and she appeared in New York, singing at Carnegie Hall. In her private life Piaf was as tormented as the heroines of her songs. She had many tumultuous relationships, most causing her severe emotional damage that was reflected in her passionate performances.


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1   La Vie L'amour Buy Buy
2   La vie en rose Buy Buy
3   Milord Buy Buy
4   Comme moi Buy Buy
5   Le Vieux Piano Buy Buy
6   Polichinelle Buy Buy
7   Toujours Aimer Buy Buy
8   L'effet qu'tu m'fais Buy Buy
9   Mon Manège À Moi (Live À L'Olympia 1958) Buy Buy
10   Mon Dieu Buy Buy
11   Hymne à l'amour Buy Buy
12   T'es Beau Tu Sais Buy Buy
13   Bravo pour le clown ! Buy Buy
14   C'est l'amour Buy Buy
15   Non, je ne regrette rien Buy Buy
16   Avant Nous Buy Buy
17   La goualante du pauvre Jean Buy Buy

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The voice of Edith Piaf carries with it perhaps more national identity than that of any other recorded artist in the world. Tiny, frail, and tragic in her life, Piaf brought French identity to the rest of the world in a way that was understandable to all. Known as "the Little Sparrow" in her country, her voice was strong, bold, and passionate, even as she grew more infirm. The archetypical torch singer, she had massive popular success with songs like "Milord," "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," and "La Vie, L''Amour," included here with 18 other classics. While this is a great compilation of some of her best material, the complete lack of enclosed notes or biographical material may frustrate those not familiar with her fascinating career. However, the work of one of the most original songbirds of all time speaks loud and clear for itself. --Derek Rath



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