C'est Ma Chanson

C'est Ma Chanson

by Petula Clark
     
 
It's doubtful that any future singer will ever record as many songs as Petula Clark has in her career -- the number of just her English language recordings is many hundreds, and then there are the many hundreds more of French-language discs, and that doesn't end the list. C'est Ma Chanson is a collection of 18 of her better

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It's doubtful that any future singer will ever record as many songs as Petula Clark has in her career -- the number of just her English language recordings is many hundreds, and then there are the many hundreds more of French-language discs, and that doesn't end the list. C'est Ma Chanson is a collection of 18 of her better French language songs, done for the Vogue label between 1961 ("Romeo") and 1967 ("C'Est Ma Chanson"). The amazing thing is that she doesn't sound like the same singer that exploded out of England during this period; whether emoting to the boundless passions of "Chariot" (better-known in America as "I Will Follow Him") or turning in a torch-song version of "Needles and Pins" (here sung as "La Nuit N'En Finit Plus"), she has a completely different enunciation here than she does on her English recordings for Pye Records from the same period. Much of the material ("Elle Et Finie," "O O Sheriff" etc.) is more closely associated with France than America. Whatever the origins of the material, Clark throws herself into it with a bracing, vibrant abandon that is even more startling than the power she brings to her English-language material. Highlights include a stunningly sensual rendition of "Petite Fleur," but Clark even acquits herself decently on potentially lethal numbers like "Hello Dolly." "Downtown" also shows up here, incidentally, as "Dans Le Temps," sung differently enough to make it worth hearing.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1988
Label:
Vogue Europe
UPC:
3072666700423
catalogNumber:
670042
Rank:
63866

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Performance Credits

Petula Clark   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Petula Clark   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Ray Adams   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Sonny Bono   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Pierre Delanoé   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Tony Hatch   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
B.J. Ben Mason   Composer
Doug Phillips   Composer
Ralph Siegel   Composer
Marcel Stellman   Composer
Reed   Composer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Del Roma   Composer
Elaine Murtagh   Composer
Valerie Murtagh   Composer
Hubert Ithier   Composer
J.W. Stole   Composer
Georges Aber   Composer

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