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Original Recordings 1947 - 1957

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  • Audio CD (21 Feb. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bygone Days
  • ASIN: B004H4RX78
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,024 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Charles Trenet (1913-2001) once said I produce songs as apple-trees produce apples. He wrote the lyrics of 390 songs and in most instances also composed the melodies, with the help of professional songwriters and arrangers. Trenet proved that it was possible to write intelligent songs that would gain massive popularity, and if not the first to write good songs, he was certainly the first to write so many good ones

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By C. FULLER TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Feb. 2011
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This new 23 tracks collector's album issued by Delta Bygone Days is a treat for fans of the legendary Charles Trenet (1913 - 2001). With liner notes by Ralph Harvey and original 78rpm recordings transferred to CD retaining their sound quality by not being over cleaned this collection offers both the well known and also lesser known and equally as entertaining performances. Price wise these Bygone Days releases are excellent value and are well presented. Total running time approx 73 minutes. His best known songs include "Boum!", "La Mer", "Y'a d'la joie", "Que reste-t-il de nos amours?", "Ménilmontant" and "Douce France". His catalogue of songs is enormous, numbering close on a thousand. Trenet songs were recorded by such popular French singers as Maurice Chevalier, Jean Sablon and Fréhel. At the time of writing there are over 400 CDs available with 3 being issued so far this year.
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A slightly curious selection is this new CD dedicated to Charles Trenet. In 1953 he recorded en EP with Jacques Hélian and his orchestra and all six medleys (each consisting of three songs) they waxed are included here. The funny thing is that Hélian's orchestra & chorus take precedence over Trenet who is limited to singing just a few lines. That said, the remaining 17 titles are Trenet all the way and together with the medleys Le Fou Chantant's most alluring and well known songs are represented, his unforgettable ode to France, "Douce France" (a desert island disc) taking pride of place. Liner notes are curiously uninformative about Trenet, but do give some background info on the songs and the bandleaders. Details about recording dates are sketchy and label and matrix info is absent, but most importantly, sound quality is next to perfect (not too much sound processing, so some background noise can be heard, which I greatly prefer). At this price this is a real bargain. If you want to make Trenet's acquaintance (and please do), this is the way to do it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5833d8) out of 5 stars Orchestral accompaniment with Charles Trenet 17 May 2011
By JJA Kiefte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A slightly curious selection is this new CD dedicated to Charles Trenet. In 1953 he recorded en EP with Jacques Hélian and his orchestra and all six medleys (each consisting of three songs) they waxed are included here. The funny thing is that Hélian's orchestra & chorus take precedence over Trenet who is limited to singing just a few lines. That said, the remaining 17 titles are Trenet all the way and together with the medleys Le Fou Chantant's most alluring and well known songs are represented, his unforgettable ode to France, "Douce France" (a desert island disc) taking pride of place. Liner notes are curiously uninformative about Trenet, but do give some background info on the songs and the bandleaders. Details about recording dates are sketchy and label and matrix info is absent, but most importantly, sound quality is next to perfect (not too much sound processing, so some background noise can be heard, which I greatly prefer). At this price this is a real bargain. If you want to make Trenet's acquaintance (and please do), this is the way to do it.
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HASH(0x9c58b990) out of 5 stars Good lyrics and a broad selection of time 14 Jan. 2013
By Peter Oliphant - Published on Amazon.com
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Charles Trenet shared the era of Jean Sablon. This collection is includes songs that largely reflect the later 40's and early 50's. The recording quality is very good.
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HASH(0x9c594e70) out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 Oct. 2014
By Winckles - Published on Amazon.com
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Never thought I would hear this wonderful French singer again. Thanks for accommodating this 80 year old traveler!
HASH(0x9c583420) out of 5 stars Four Stars 31 Mar. 2016
By Peter Gatehouse - Published on Amazon.com
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Very pleasant music, but more a medley by various players rather than the voice of the man himself.
HASH(0x9c58b9f0) out of 5 stars Trenet: Un poète surréaliste et mystique catholique 29 Sept. 2014
By Lee Pinero-Ponthieux - Published on Amazon.com
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Trenet a écrit abondamment et a refusé d'enregistrer tout mais ses propres chansons
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