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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2001
  • Label: Philips
  • UPC: 731454854924
  • Catalog Number: 548549
  • Sales rank: 33,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Only Love (4:28)
  2. 2 The White Rose of Athens (2:41)
  3. 3 Try to Remember (3:14)
  4. 4 Over and Over (3:02)
  5. 5 Fields of Love (2:42)
  6. 6 Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:19)
  7. 7 Habanera (4:02)
  8. 8 Quand on S'aime - Michel Legrand (3:45)
  9. 9 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2:44)
  10. 10 En Aranjuez con Mi Amor (4:50)
  11. 11 Oh Happy Day (4:41)
  12. 12 Scarborough Fair/Canticle (3:08)
  13. 13 Amazing Grace (4:29)
  14. 14 Only Time Will Tell (4:13)
  15. 15 Plasir d'Amour (3:24)
  16. 16 Ta Pedia Tou Pirea (3:11)
  17. 17 Recuerdos de la Alhambra (4:06)
  18. 18 Morning Has Broken (3:05)
  19. 19 Song for Liberty (4:03)
  20. 20 The Humming Chorus (2:39)
  21. 21 Ave Maria (3:56)
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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
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST YET

    She is very talented singer. Her music relaxes you and sets the mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every song is wonderful!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Audio

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad choice of title

    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.

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