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She (The Best Of)

17 Aug 2009 | Format: MP3

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3:31
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4:03
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3:51
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3:01
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6:33
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5:54
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3:32
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3:32
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3:36
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2:40
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3:42
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3:09
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3:20
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4:14
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2:40
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4:23
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5:01
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4:56
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4:10


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Aug 2009
  • Release Date: 14 Aug 2009
  • Label: EMI Holland - Aznavour
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 EMI Music Netherlands BV
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  • Total Length: 1:18:22
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  • ASIN: B002JAR1U6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,818 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By E. Ahmad on 24 Sep 2001
Format: Audio CD
this is a wonderfull album and charles aznavour is a genius. i borrowed it off my mother and it took my breath away. the emotion and his lyrics enchanted me."how sad venice can be" will bring tears to your eyes and every song is a work of art. i recommened this to anyone who appriciates great music
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By John K on 12 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
As I am lucky enough to have the 3 Aznavour english CDs this was culled from, I would like to echo all the other reviews of the wonder that is Aznavour in english. I would just like to put in a word for the main translator of the words into such idiomatically correct english. The english lyrics are in the main the work of Herbert Kretzmer. He is now mainly known for the magnificent job he did on the english translation of Les Miserables, also lyrics for the Peter Sellers/Sophia Loren Goodness, Gracious Me comedy song. If you've a romantic bone in your body, this CD is for you.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
Charles at his best and most dramatic. The man doesn't just sing the songs,he acts them out in his own very unique way. "How Sad Venice Can Be" and "I In My Chair" are sung with such sadnesss you'll have tears in your eyes. "Happy Anniversary" and "No, I Could Never Forget" are stories set to music.The lyrics are wonderful. The thing about Aznavour is, you either love him or hate him, there is no inbetween. But, if you love him this selection of his best known songs will delight you:And his greatest hit,"She", will be in your head all day, I guarantee.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Charles Aznavour was slow to achieve success even in his native France. Born in 1924, he was already in his thirties when he gained recognition. There have been many compilations of his French recordings and they are well worth a listen, but this set focuses on his English language recordings. One track (I didn't see the time go by) is from 1983 while the rest were recorded between 1971 and 1978. Charles never recorded covers – the song here titled Ave Maria is his own song, not the standard. He wrote all his own material in French though he sought help in translating his songs into English. As he once said, songs are hard to translate if you still want them to rhyme in a different language.
Understandably, Charles never made the same impact in Britain and America that he did in France, but he was very popular for a few years in both countries, with hugely successful live concerts in both countries in the sixties. He had just two UK hits – The old fashioned way (1973) and She (1974), the latter going all the way to number one. This was a rare achievement for a French record though Charles was not the first Frenchman to top the UK charts. Serge Gainsbourg did it in 1969 with Je T'aime moi non plus, a duet with English born but French based Jane Birkin that was only made available in the UK because it had been banned in France.
Although his UK hits are classic love songs, Charles sang about many other topics too. It will be my day is about an unsuccessful, obviously inspired by his own struggle for success. They fell is about Armenia, a country that Charles was deeply interested in. But it is the love songs that Charles is best remembered for.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By katewardley@excite.co.uk on 6 Jan 2001
Format: Audio CD
The words, the music, the memories these songs can invoke in almost anyone. Those who loved and lost, those who lost and loved again, those who loved and kept it. It's all there and Charles's haunting voice can move you to tears. I think 'What makes a man a man' should be the anthem for Gay Liberation, the words will break your heart. My favourite is Happy Anniversary because I can imagine my husband thinking those words when we reached our twentyith. Wonderful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Asquith on 17 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this as a stocking filler for my Mum last Christmas. She mentioned one day that she and my father used to love to dance to "In the Oldfashioned Way". Put that track on as a surprise on Christmas morning -resulting in Mum bursting into tears and rushing out of the room. I took that to mean that Charles still packs a powerful punch, even today.

I have always loved Aznavour's songs, and enjoyed every track on this CD, which doesn't feel dated to me. Nothing like a good love song.

(By the way, my mother quickly recovered and has played the CD over and over again - sometimes with, and sometimes without tears!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Teague on 29 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
Brilliant. A great collection of songs by one of the greatest writers of his generation. The beautiful "To My Daughter", a father's whistful reflection on the day his daughter grows up to marry, is heart - rending.

The track "What Makes A Man A Man" is a sympathetic tale of a gay man, and the longing for liberation. Considering Aznavour is straight, and wrote this whilst homosexuality was still illegal, shows what an intelligent and articulate man he is. If only modern artists could match, or at least aspire to match, the passion and compassion of Aznavour, the world would be a much better place.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Albert on 10 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you want class, Aznavour is it!
The variety and integrity of this compilation of songs is stunning, a must for every dinner party for the 40+s.
We all know "She" - a worthy classic in anyone's book - but try "It Will Be My Day" for humour, "To My Daughter" for Nostalgia, and "Ave Maria" for strength.
The backing orchestra is superb, and, although admittedly not in the original French, the lyrics translate well.
All in all a fabulous buy, and - just for fun - listen to track two "Yesterday, When I Was Young" with a good drink and a tear in your eye.
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