40 Chansons D'or Import
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And Aznavour's voice really isn't bad. At all. It's very strong and pleasing to the ear and it really grows on you. And this is absolutely the best collection available. Do not be fooled by others! And check out the inside covers: he really was a wonderful composer. His best ones are here: Hier encore (Yesterday when I was young), La boheme, Emmenez-moi, La mamma and the wonderful Les deux guitares, inspired by the old Russian song Two guitars. The verse is sang in Russian - and I just had to learn some to find out, what it's all about. Anyone who wants to know, contact me. Sa jeunesse sounded good too, but sorry, Aznavour-fans: Montand handled it better, he really enjoyed himself with the long notes and the demanding melody.
And how could anyone compare these arrangements to karaoke? With all the wonderful, live musicians, great big orchestras? And the baroque-style arrangemant in Desormais? Where's that karaoke that sounds like this record? I'll come there immediately!
I don't know Aznavour's production well enough to know, if something important is missing, so to me this sounds like a perfect collection. And the title above? It's from my favourite Emmenez-moi. "Take me to the ends of the earth, take me to the land of miracles, it seems to me that even misery is less painful under the sun..." And yes, there is passion in his voice!
CHARLES AZNAVOUR IS ONE OF THE GREATEST! RIGHT UP THERE WITH FRANK SINATRA (IF NOT BETTER). HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE "LA BOHEME", ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS I HAVE HEARD.
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Charles Aznavour's 40 Chansons is such a great collection, -nothing better! This review must be 20 words? So I'll say it, this music will put you in a trance.Published on September 23, 2012 by Larry Ayers
This is Aznavour at his best... songs to listen to,
to remember, to sing. Even if French is not your
language, Aznavour makes it your language... Read more
A great collection of songs that show a tremendous voice and gifted phrasing. Very pleased.Published on June 2, 2008 by JoeyC
Charles Aznavour is not only a singer, but a composer and the greatest poet of all times. His artistic talents cannot even be summarized in a few lines! Read morePublished on October 28, 2001