Legendary Fairuz

Legendary Fairuz

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Imagine the smoky grace of Edith Piaf set sail across the sparkling Mediterranean, wedded to thousands of years of Eastern tradition. This is the voice of Lebanon's "ambassador to the stars." The singer and star of radio and cinema Fairuz is beloved the length and breadth of the Arabic world. Her innovative trademark is the nostalgic, elegiac tone she brings to her…  See more details below

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Imagine the smoky grace of Edith Piaf set sail across the sparkling Mediterranean, wedded to thousands of years of Eastern tradition. This is the voice of Lebanon's "ambassador to the stars." The singer and star of radio and cinema Fairuz is beloved the length and breadth of the Arabic world. Her innovative trademark is the nostalgic, elegiac tone she brings to her material, in marked contrast to the over-the-top hysteria common to Arabic pop. Conservatory trained, she's also accomplished in more Western styles, which broaden the emotional appeal of the songs on this live recording. Working with composers the Rahbani brothers, Fairuz has spent more than three decades shining from the firmament of Arabic music stars.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Legendary Fairuz contains five live performances she recorded in the '90s. All of the songs were written and arranged by the Rahbani Brothers, and they have given Fairuz a terrific showcase for her rich, warm voice. While other albums and compilations may be more representative, this nevertheless presents her at her best.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724382357223
catalogNumber:
235729

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