Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Why,oh why Dalida?
Sasha | at sea...sailing somewhere | 07/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD follows Dalida's adventures in world of french pop and its somehow worlds away from her beautiful first CD collection "Bambino" from 1956.Where her begginings were lush and orchestrated ballads about Portugal,Fado,Flamenco,Spanish guitars and little Bambinos,here the accent is more on then-contemporary pop as she obviously wanted to sound more "modern".The highlight of her recordings in 1960. is "Les Enfants Du Piree" which suits her voice absolutely perfect.Her take on "Tintarella Di Luna" was the first time (but not the last!) she took a song from italian singer Mina."O Sole Mio" and "Save the last Dance For Me" sound wonderful in her intepretation,as four ultra-rare Christmas songs from a Christmas single.And then we have incredible "Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini" which in my opinion should never been recorded by her - having this silly novelty song on the same CD with Christmas songs and soaring "O Sole mio" just make it more painful.Dalida was obviously gifted singer who could tackle absolutely any material but in this case her voice was wasted on inferior song and it was made with a big bang,you can't go worst than this.It's a long way from "La Violetera" to "Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini" and I'm not sure was it excatly a progress."