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Les Indispensables
Yves Montand
Les Indispensables
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Yves Montand
Title: Les Indispensables
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony International
Release Date: 9/17/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

CD Reviews

La Vie en Yves
Thomas J. Cunniff | New York, NY USA | 04/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yves was a human contradiction.Famously French, he was actually born in Italy. Good in European films, less good in those made in Hollywood.A good music-hall singer,discovered by Edith Piaf (who put him in her shows -- and her bed). Sometimes less good: there's an occasional whiff of fromage on some songs. But Yves gets away with this because he's so utterly charming otherwise.He was a womanizer and a devoted husband. He conducted multiple affairs -- Marilyn Monroe was the one most of us pretended to be scandalized by -- while remaining happily married to the sensual, sultry Simone Signoret until the day she died.The point is, these contradictions ultimately work for the music.The overall effect is unique. A little odd. Occasionally cheesy. But charming and seductive -- all the more so if you have some decent Bordeaux in the house.A little like Yves himself was, I suspect."