La Mer [Naxos]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
La Mer is an infectious, bubbly collection of Charles Trenet's work between 1938 and 1946 featuring such hits as the jaunty "La Mer," "Boum," and "Hop! Hop!" as well as the surging ballad "Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours?." Trenet was an entertainer in the classic sense, his "Singing Fool" act a holdover from pre-World War II France. His music wasn't anything fancy. Normally, Trenet's expressive, mirthful scatting would appear backed by accordion, noodling clarinets, or muted trumpet. Nevertheless, the songs came alive in Trenet's hands. La Mer moves along at a brisk clip -- sometimes it's like riding in the back of a carriage on a chilly Paris evening, leaving one crowded ...
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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
La Mer is an infectious, bubbly collection of Charles Trenet's work between 1938 and 1946 featuring such hits as the jaunty "La Mer," "Boum," and "Hop! Hop!" as well as the surging ballad "Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours?." Trenet was an entertainer in the classic sense, his "Singing Fool" act a holdover from pre-World War II France. His music wasn't anything fancy. Normally, Trenet's expressive, mirthful scatting would appear backed by accordion, noodling clarinets, or muted trumpet. Nevertheless, the songs came alive in Trenet's hands. La Mer moves along at a brisk clip -- sometimes it's like riding in the back of a carriage on a chilly Paris evening, leaving one crowded café and heading to another. It's a fun set that never lets language differences get in the way of being entertaining or evocative.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2002
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943253021
  • Catalog Number: 8120530

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hop! Hop! - Wal Berg (2:34)
  2. 2 La Mer (3:21)
  3. 3 J'Ai Ta Main - Charles Trénet & His Orchestra (2:37)
  4. 4 Que Reste-T-Il de Nos Amours? (I Wish You Love) - Léo Chauliac (3:14)
  5. 5 Vous Oubliez Votre Cheval (3:01)
  6. 6 Pigeon Vole - Charles Trénet & His Orchestra (3:22)
  7. 7 Les Enfants S'Ennuient le Dimanche (2:31)
  8. 8 J'Ai Connu de Vous - Wal Berg (2:48)
  9. 9 Près de Toi, Mon Amour - Wal Berg (3:22)
  10. 10 Je N'Y Suis Pour Personne - Léo Chauliac (2:29)
  11. 11 Les Oiseaux de Paris - Wal Berg (3:09)
  12. 12 La Vieille - Wal Berg (2:14)
  13. 13 Si Vous Aimiez (3:15)
  14. 14 Boum! - Wal Berg (2:36)
  15. 15 Vous Êtes Jolie - Wal Berg (2:20)
  16. 16 Il Pleut Dans Ma Chambre - Wal Berg (2:38)
  17. 17 La Route Enchantée - Wal Berg (2:11)
  18. 18 Au Clair de la Lune (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Trénet Primary Artist
Hubert Rostaing Clarinet
Eugene Vees Guitar
Henri Leca Conductor
Wal Berg Conductor
Guy Pacquinet Trombone
Albert Lasry Conductor, Choir Conductor
Léo Chauliac Conductor
Technical Credits
Charles Trénet Arranger
David Lennick Producer
Peter Dempsey Liner Notes
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