Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Listen to Samples
Doshu L. Tokeshi | Sterling, VA United States | 12/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, Its hard to write about an album like this, when you're the lead scream guy in a punk/hardcore band. So, here it goes. Charles Trenet's voice has been etched in my mind since I was young, depriving myself of sleep late at night to watch "World at War" on PBS. I clearly remember seeing film of the famed Maginot Line and Sir Lawrence Olivier's soothing voice and the trumpets from the begining of "Boum" the title track. A nice Kubrick-esque moment. I then lucked out and blundered across this album, I recklessly snatched it up, and somewhat ashamedly, been playing the hell out of it for 6 almost 7 years now. If you want some atmosphere music of a bygone era or something to give the feel of prewar and occupied France, this is for you, brother! I agree, with previous posts, the guy's got some lungs, he can really belt it out! Besides Yves Montand, my knowledge of french vocalists is not strong-- BUT I know what I like! so take it from an old, noisy musician, buy it you fools!"
Greg Iriart | Los Angeles, CA | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is a shame that Charles Trenet wasn't not more popular on this side of the pond. In his day, he was he was as popular in France as Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra were here in the USA. Writing most of his own text and music, he was a star of 20th century chanson. If you are curious as to exactly what he is singing about, I have found several websites with full lyrical listings. This CD is a good starting point for those who are discovering Trenet for the first time, but also great for the collector. ASV Living Era has done a great job assembling and presenting these timeless hits. Bravo!"
Used in Madonna's "Sex Book Movie"
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you watch Madonna's rare "Sex" movie, you will hear the songs "La Mer" and "Boum!" playing in addition to some other french singers. The film was shot on Super8, so there's no sound. The sound that was added included those songs. Just wanted to point that out..."