on January 3, 2003
what a pity to see such french goods of the 30' et 40' songs sung by such a voiceless singer who always seems to have a broken voices; this style may fit the italian song but certainily the frenh tradition. Forget it Go and buy the originals : Damia, Berthe silva, Florelle... with their wonderful loud, really parisian nostagic voices ... and have a look et the younger generations : Gréco and especially Barbara who have such a more poetical charm and density !
on September 5, 2002
I bought this CD in France in June; I love the style and the duets with such wonderful French artists as Charles Aznavour, Renaud, Johnny Hallyday, Francis Cabrel and Jean-Jacques Goldman. If you like music from the 30's and 40's, you will surely enjoy these remakes. Some of them are very jazzy but they never depart too far from the original style. When I listen to this music I feel like I'm back in Paris, not only in space but in time.