- 180GR./TRIFOLD SLEEVE/4P INSERT/1500 CPS COLOURED VINYL
Collected by Charles Aznavour is a
wonderful collection of hits and classics by the French chansonnier,
that touches your soul at every moment. It's an overview of his work
during the sixties, seventies and duets with Johnny Hallyday on "Il Faut
Savoir" and with Frank Sinatra "Young At Heart". Also his English
versions of "How Sad Venice Can Be", "The Old Fashioned Way", "She" and
four more English songs are included on this deluxe Trifold 3LP album.
the early 1950s a man of short stature attempts to win over his
audience. With a hoarse voice he delivers songs that do not catch on.
People jeer at him. Tomatoes fly through the air. The Frenchman with
Armenian roots slinks off the stage, but does not quit. Ironically, the
song that makes him a household name is the song in which he recalls his
agonising trial. The audience reacted indifferently when Charles
Aznavour decided to try out his new song on stage. But when he went on
to greet the audience for one final time they all stood and gave him a
thundering standing ovation.
In the sixties, hits and classics
succeed one another. Nobody is bothered any more by his husky voice, by
his small stature or his rugged characterful face. The croony "For Me
Formidable" (1963), the heart breaking "Et Pourtant" (1963) and the
nostalgic "Hier Encore" (1964) confirm his standing as a fan favourite.
"La Bohème" (1965) and "Emmenez-moi" (1967) turn Aznavour into a
superstar. In "La Bohème", there are impressionist painters strolling in
the shadows of the Sacré-Coeur, the compelling "Comme Ils Dissent"
(1972) is the first chanson after Vichy France to overtly endorse
homosexuality and in the present "France Of La Manif Pour Tous" (the
movement that opposes gay marriage), does it again to sound particularly
topical. "Camarade" (1977) was about the nomenklatura, the ruling elite
in the Soviet Union and is a social and historical topic. "Avec Un Brin
De Nostalgie" is an Aznavour grand cru, maybe even the best he has made
over the last thirty years.
Charles Aznavour Collected is
available as a limited pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on
gold vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet with liner notes and
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Trifold sleeve
- 4-page booklet with liner notes and photos
- PVC Protective Sleeve
- Selection of chansons from legendary chansonnier Charles Aznavour (1924 - 2018)
the French chansons “La Bohème”, “Comme Ils Disent”, “J'ai Vu Paris”,
“Jezebel”, English versions of “She”, “Yesterday When I Was Young”,
duets with Johnny Hallyday, Frank Sinatra, and many more classic songs
- Limited pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on gold vinyl