i am a big fan of crespin in her prime; big style, georgeous big voice, wonderful feel for french rep. of course, she chose to sing well past her prime, so there are some less than wonderful recordings as well. this isn't the most ghastly representation of her work by any means, but it definitely is not her prime, either. vocally, it's over the hill, but her treatment of this french rep is peerless. truly amazing style and such confident presentation. you gotta love her panache; the cover photo is so diva/european streisand.