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[Download MP3] - Paris en Chansons

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Item Number: 875107
Artist: French Compilation (Various Artists)

This 18-song collection of classic melodies by the brightest luminaries of French chanson (song), entitled   Paris en Chanson, brings together some of the most memorable tunes every written about (or inspired by) Paris, the City of Light.

 Invariably, the principal subject of these songs is love, which is not to say they are all uniform in style or substance. Love has many faces, as does the repertoire assembled here. First there is the famously tortured Edith Piaf depicting some of the more tawdry aspects of love in L’accordeoniste and Elle frequentait la rue Pigalle. In contrast, Charles Trenet’s La romance de Paris, Menilmontant, and Les oiseaux de Paris cast a rose colored glow over the city’s streets. Arletty’s Coeur de Parisienne evokes the longing that stems from unrequited love, while Adieu Paris sung by Berthe Sylva, captures the feeling of rejection that follows love gone bad. Josephine Baker’s rendition of J’ai deux amours radiates with the playfulness of the inveterate flirt, as opposed to Frehel, whose performances of Ou est-il mon moulin d’la Place Blanche and La java bleue echo the soft sighs that emanate from less hardy players in the fields of love.

No collection of songs about   Paris would be complete without a generous helping of songs that celebrate the city itself. Paris sera toujours Paris is a sentiment expressed here by the incomparable Maurice Chevalier and seconded by several of the other artists heard on this album - Paris will forever be Paris. Tino Rossi’s soulful Paris, voici Paris complements megastar Mistinguett’s flamboyant Ca, c’est Paris; and together they celebrate the pride, spirit, and timeless appeal of the city by the River Seine.

With this carefully remastered compilation album, entitled   Paris en Chansons (also available on CD), France’s capital is celebrated in all of its grandeur. Spanning from the dark passion of Edith Piaf to the buoyant merriment of Charles Trenet, and from the historic moments in Parisian history to the simple mood of the streets on a summer day, this album is the musical embodiment of Paris’ seductive & storied spirit.

 Song Title

1. Paris sera toujours Paris

Performer

Maurice Chevalier

Year

1939

 2. Adieu Paris 

Berthe Sylva

 1936

 3. L'accordeoniste

Edith Piaf

 1940

 4. La romance de Paris

Charles Trenet

 1941

 5. Ca, c'est Paris 

Mistinguett

 1931

 6. J'ai deux amours 

Josephine Baker

 1931

 7. Ou sont-ils donc? 

Frehel

 1938

 8. Coeur de Parisienne

Arletty

 1931

 9. Paris, voici Paris

Tino Rossi

 1938

10. Sous les toits de Paris

Berthe Sylva

 1937

11. Elle frequentait la rue Pigalle

Edith Piaf 

 1939

12. Menilmontant

Charles Trenet

 1939

13. Sur les quais du vieux Paris

Lucienne Delyle 

 1939

14. Oui, je suis d'Paris 

Mistinguett

 1936

15. Fleur de Paris

Maurice Chevalier

 1944

16. A Paris dans chaque faubourg

Lys Gauty

 1933

17. Les Oiseaux de Paris

Charles Trenet

 1938

18. La java bleue

Frehel

 1939


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