Little French Songs [+digital booklet]

April 16, 2013 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Digital Booklet: Little French Songs

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 1, 2013
  • Release Date: April 1, 2013
  • Label: Verve
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  • Total Length: 33:50
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  • ASIN: B00C7GZ19U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,521 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

It is music to soothe, to reflect, to calm.
ceew
I am very happy with is purchase and a great cd to add to my French collection.
Stephen L. Willis
This album contains enjoyable music and is very pleasant to listen too.
Bwhami

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 22, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I've not heard Carla Bruni before but tried this out of curiosity, half expecting to hate it. I didn't. It's not a classic by any means but it's a decent enough listen with some atmospheric moments.

The thing is, I've been a bit of a sucker for a slightly husky female French voice singing over an acoustic guitar ever since falling hopelessly in love with Françoise Hardy as a young teenager in the 60s. Now, as a singer Bruni is no Françoise Hardy, and as a songwriter she's certainly no Jaques Brel and but the effect of these well-named Little French Songs is enjoyable and rather evocative. The whole album to me conjures up black-and-white shots of a solitary young woman in a Biba-style mac looking sadly introspective at a pavement café table or walking away from the camera down a deserted and preferably leaf-strewn Paris street. You get the idea - and really only have to look at the cover to see what Bruni is aiming at here.

Bruni's voice isn't a great one but she uses it very well, sticking largely to its stronger lower register and some half-spoken asides which are effective and intimately atmospheric. I found the individual songs pretty forgettable (even Le Pingouin, the -shock! - attack on her husband's political opponent) and I'm not sure how often I will take this album out and play it in the future, but it's a lot better than I'd expected and would make enjoyable, relaxing background music if nothing else. Four stars is perhaps a little generous, but only three seems churlish - 3.5 really, rounded up.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David on April 18, 2013
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One of my favorite musicians. Listening to her always makes me smile. To me it's a mini vacation to France.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Linda S. on April 23, 2013
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Saw this album on CBS Sunday morning, liked the sound of her voice so bought it. I'm so glad I did! I love to listen to this at work, on the weekends, anytime - her voice conveys love, laughter, a lovely flirtatious wickednes, pure fun! Count me a fan!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charlie on May 10, 2013
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I do not understand a single word on this album but it makes me want to learn how to speak and understand French.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Polly B. on May 4, 2013
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I love Carla Bruni's quiet, gentle guitar music and sweet little songs. If you want to remind yourself of a trip to Paris, or are dreaming of one in the future, get this CD and learn the words so you can sing along. It's great fun and may spark a new acquaintance if you start humming the songs when you visit the City of Light.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Arkell on August 2, 2013
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I enjoy music in a foreign language. This is sweet, some songs
sassy and sexy. Great for a change of pace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chelsea M. on May 11, 2013
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Very beautiful voice - and to think she was the Firsti Lady of France. I enjoy the CD....she does a nice job. Recommend it highly f one likes French music and a lovely voice.
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If there was any pure five-star rating for a CD, this is it! No disappointments!!!
The best of Carl Bruni!
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