Greatest Golden Hits

Greatest Golden Hits

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by Charles Aznavour
     
 
Greatest Golden Hits collects English-language versions of French-Armenian crooner Charles Aznavour's biggest hits, including his two U.K. hits, the chart-topper "She" and "The Old Fashioned Way." It can safely be said that Aznavour sings with an unparalleled conviction and passion -- one listen to the aching masterpiece

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Greatest Golden Hits collects English-language versions of French-Armenian crooner Charles Aznavour's biggest hits, including his two U.K. hits, the chart-topper "She" and "The Old Fashioned Way." It can safely be said that Aznavour sings with an unparalleled conviction and passion -- one listen to the aching masterpiece "Yesterday When I Was Young" easily demonstrates how his golden talents shine through in English as well as French. One easily believes every word Aznavour sings, from lamenting about his lost youth to the bittersweet tragic story of a lonely transvestite in the epic "What Makes a Man." Unfortunately, some of these songs don't quite hold up in English, and their arrangements are somewhat lacking, such as "Hold Back the Night," which sounds like a theme from a bad 1980s network television series, and the drippy "I'll Be There." "You've Let Yourself Go" sounds awkward, and pales in comparison to the wonderful French version. Regardless, there are enough magic moments on this album that one can easily overlook (or skip) those tracks and concentrate on the others. Highlights include the opening "After Loving You," his take on "Ave Maria," the glorious "The Times We've Known," the cool "La Baraka," the festive and timeless "It Will Be My Day" and "Sunday's Not My Day," and "A Blue Like the Blue of Your Eyes," which was also a hit for Edith Piaf. So, for fans of Charles Aznavour, this delightful English-language collection is a welcome addition to his catalog, but should not detract one from the original, sublime French versions.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/1996
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724383370320
catalogNumber:
33703
Rank:
6347

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Tracks

  1. After Loving You (De T'Avoir Aimée)
  2. Happy Anniversary (Bon Anniversaire)
  3. It Will Be My Day (Je M'Voyais Déjà)
  4. La Boheme (La Bohème)
  5. She (Tous Les Visages d'Amour)
  6. The Old Fashioned Way (Les Plaisirs Démodés)
  7. What Makes a Man (Comme Ils Disent)
  8. Yesterday, When I Was Young (Hier Encore)
  9. You've Got to Learn (Il Faut Savoir)
  10. How Sad Venice Can Be
  11. Ave Maria
  12. Hold Back the Night (Retiens la Nuit)
  13. I Didn't See the Time Go By (Je N'Ai Pas Vu le Temps Passer)
  14. I'll Be There
  15. The Times We've Known (Les Bons Moments)
  16. You've Let Yourself Go (Tu T'Laisses Aller)
  17. La Baraka
  18. And I in My Chair (Et Moi Dans Mon Coin)
  19. Sunday's Not My Day (Je Hais les Dimanches)
  20. A Blue Like the Blue of Your Eyes (Plus Bleu Que le Bleu de Tes Yeux)

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Greatest Golden Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when you buy it you know ... you've let yourself go