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Le Fou Chantant
Charles Trenet
Le Fou Chantant
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #2

Charles Trenet captivated the French public as a very young man and, like Edith Piaf, buoyed his listeners through some of the darkest days of modern French history. A prolific and highly literate wordsmith, he was also ah...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Charles Trenet
Title: Le Fou Chantant
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Best Music Int'l
Release Date: 3/27/2001
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Nostalgia, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 793515857541

Synopsis

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Charles Trenet captivated the French public as a very young man and, like Edith Piaf, buoyed his listeners through some of the darkest days of modern French history. A prolific and highly literate wordsmith, he was also ahead of his time musically, employing advanced harmonies in his dozens of compositions. Proud of his reputation as a singing fool, Trenet attacked every performance with a lighthearted intensity that conveyed a sense of wild abandon. "Le Soleil a Rendez-Vous Avec le Lune" on this disc is a characteristic example of this "swinging troubadour" approach. "Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours," in contrast, shows his ability to employ modern chord progressions to evoke a more sentimental mood. Even here, however, Trenet's natural exuberance breaks into the pensive mood of his nostalgia over a lost love. "La Mer," "Bon Soir, Jolie Madame," and the other tunes on this single disc expose other facets of his wide-ranging repertoire. --Ed Killham

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