At Her Very Best

At Her Very Best

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by Nana Mouskouri
     
 

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The task of compiling a single-disc best-of collection for legendary Greek chanteuse Nana Mouskouri is virtually impossible, but this 21-track retrospective, spanning the singer's career and incorporating a range of musical styles, is an excellent introduction for the novice or casual fan. For the collector, it offers two rarities: her

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The task of compiling a single-disc best-of collection for legendary Greek chanteuse Nana Mouskouri is virtually impossible, but this 21-track retrospective, spanning the singer's career and incorporating a range of musical styles, is an excellent introduction for the novice or casual fan. For the collector, it offers two rarities: her version of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (in English) and her duet with Michel Legrand, "Quand on S'Aime." From the song that made her famous ("The White Rose of Athens") to French opera (Carmen's "Habanera"), the array of musical styles (and languages) this woman has conquered is staggering. This disc, which includes pop songs ("Bridge Over Troubled Water"), gospel ("Oh Happy Day"), and classics ("Ave Maria"), brings the songs together seamlessly -- it's difficult to imagine that these recordings span nearly 40 years. Despite a serious lack of liner notes, this single-disc compilation is a definite treat, and a wonderful introduction to one of the most famous singers the world has known.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0731454854924
catalogNumber:
548549
Rank:
30293

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nana Mouskouri   Primary Artist
Michel Legrand   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Joaquín Rodrigo   Composer
Francisco Tárrega   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Art Garfunkel   Arranger,Composer
Paul Simon   Arranger,Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Arranger,Composer
Archie Bleyer   Composer
Edwin Hawkins   Composer
Alain Goraguer   Arranger
Norman Newell   Composer
John Newton   Composer
George Petsilas   Composer
Manos Hadjidakis   Composer
Chapman   Arranger
J. Johns   Arranger
Alfredo García Segura   Composer
Hans Bradtke   Composer
Eleanor Farjeon   Composer
Michael Jourdan   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tom Jones   Composer

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At Her Very Best 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For some reason the audio reception on this title was terrible. I was unable to determine quality and therefore unable to make a decision to purchase. The other title tests were clear. I am intrigued by the range and quality of Nana's voice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mouskouri obviously has talent. But she sure as heck doesn't use too much here. I am a purist, I admit it, and I really hated her inability to pronounce a lot of words, especially in ''Habanera'' and ''Morning Has Broken.'' I also don't understand why in the world her producers put the ''Humming Chorus'' in when all she has to do is hum, not sing. All in all, this adds up to a horrible collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nana has the most beautiful, soul-soothing voice I have ever heard. Not many can claim to speak as many languages. She puts me at peace with every song I hear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She is very talented singer. Her music relaxes you and sets the mood.