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France: The Greatest Songs Ever

  • 1. Douce France - Charles Trnet
    2. La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
    3. Et Maintenant - Gilbert Bcaud
    4. Emmenez-Moi - Charles Aznavour
    5. Femmes...Je Vouis Aime - Julien Clerc
    6. Mistral Gagnant - Renaud
    7. Colore - Les Innocents
    8. La Vie Ne M'Apprend Rien - Liane Foly
    9. Puisque Vous Partez en Voyage - Franoise Hardy
    10. Jardin D'Hiver - Henri Salvador
    11. La Vie Ne Vaut Rien - Alain Souchon
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 70929

  • Credits
    ProducerRichard Bridge (Compilation)

    The French volume in the Greatest Songs Ever series is a stunner. With 20th and 21st century tunes by the likes of Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Gilbert Becoud, Julien Clerc, Charles Aznavour and Henri Salvador, it's tough to argue. Still the absence of immensely popular singers like modern-day chanteuse Patricia Kaas, the great French hero Serge Gainsbourg, or icons like Jacques Brel are puzzling -- unless the licensing department was simply lazy. In the cases of the latter two, they might say that the two men were not born in France (but both literally made careers there), but even then the omission of the French- born Kaas would be unexplainable and inexcusable. Thus, this is imperfect and incomplete, but the songs that are here are wonders unto themselves. ~ Thom Jurek

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