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Que reste-t-il de nos amours
Trenet & Chauliac
La vie en rose
Piaf & Louigy
Moustaki & Monnot
Rien de rien
Aznavour & Roche
L'Absence de l'ami
Bécaud & Amade
Comme un p'tit Coquelicot
Asso & Valéry
Tu n'peux pas t'figurer
About this CD:
The songs, whether happy or sad, come straight from the
heart. Stop and listen...feel the depth of emotion they express.
This song originates from the suburbs
of Paris and is reminiscent of the Java danced around
the turn of the century. I hope I have done justice to its zest and fire.
Que reste-t-il de nos amours:
This beautiful song was both composed and sung by the great Charles Trenet, a
world star. Whatever remains of the loves of our youth? A
La vie en rose:
During her US tour in 1947, Edith Piaf met the man she considered to be the love
of her life, the boxer, Marcel Cerdran The Moroccan Bomber. La
Vie en Rose was her song for him. When he held her in his arms and spoke softly
she saw everything through a rosy glow. In 1949 Marcel died in a plane crash
and Ediths songs became more sombre.
I dedicate this song to the memory of the great
Edith Piaf, one of my heroines. Monnot wrote the music and I hope
to bring to life Moustakis
text about a lady of the night trying to console a young naval officer
abandoned by his love. It was a poignant song for Piaf who came from
the street herself. Created around 1959, there is much sadness reflecting
the state of Edith in the last five years of her life.
Rien de rien:
Piaf in her turbulent life; by 1960 she is
wrecked by drugs and in constant pain from arthritis, yet she is
proud and defiant. This is
a wonderfully strong song of courage and defiance; many will find
themselves understood in those words I regret nothing.
Comme un p'tit Coquelicot:
A song of sheer poetry, the dialogue between
a man and his soul. He talks of the girl he loved in a field of
poppies, his kisses left the marks of the flower upon her skin. Next day
he found her dead and on her breast was blood like the petals
of the poppy.
L'Absence de l'ami:
Written by Louis Amade with music by Gibert
Bécaud. The place at table occupied by his great friend now remains empty forever. A songs for
all who have lost someone close.