Souvenirs

Souvenirs

by Joe Dassin
     
 

Joe Dassin was a talented singer and perhaps more so a talented showman. Falling in with the sounds of the times in European pop and art music, Dassin brought a simple joy to his pop-oriented entries and a bit of mystique to his more high-end art efforts. Extraordinarily popular in France, bits and pieces of his music hit the charts throughout Europe and Canada as… See more details below

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Joe Dassin was a talented singer and perhaps more so a talented showman. Falling in with the sounds of the times in European pop and art music, Dassin brought a simple joy to his pop-oriented entries and a bit of mystique to his more high-end art efforts. Extraordinarily popular in France, bits and pieces of his music hit the charts throughout Europe and Canada as well. As such, numerous compilations were released following his death in 1980, each covering portions of his career. In 2000, Souvenirs was released as the ultimate compilation, with a full 22 hits represented from throughout his long career. The bulk of the hits follow something of a John Denver sound (particularly "Salut les Amoreux"), though there are hints of influence from the French café scene in pieces like "Marie-Jeanne" as well. Tiny touches of R&B and soul creep into the arrangements from time to time, adding a bit of American flavor to the proceedings. The sound can be a bit dated for modern tastes, but the album has showed itself (and Dassin at large) to be a wholly consumable commodity -- released a full 20 years after his death, the album immediately found its way onto numerous charts. Another decade removed from the release, the compilation was still finding its way onto international hot lists; it made the Greek Top 10 by 2009.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/1997
Label:
Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0074649098124
catalogNumber:
490981
Rank:
130312

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  1. À Toi  - Joe Dassin
  2. Il Était une Fois Nous Deux  - Joe Dassin
  3. Ça M'Avance À Quoi  - Joe Dassin
  4. L' Amérique  - Joe Dassin
  5. Si Tu T'Appelles Mélancolie  - Joe Dassin
  6. Le Jardin du Luxembourg  - Joe Dassin
  7. Salut Les Amoureux  - Joe Dassin
  8. Siffler Sur la Colline  - Joe Dassin
  9. Marie-Jeanne  - Joe Dassin
  10. Guantanamera  - Joe Dassin
  11. Les Champs-Élysées  - Joe Dassin
  12. Le Moustique  - Joe Dassin
  13. Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas  - Joe Dassin
  14. Le Dernier Slow (Blu)  - Joe Dassin
  15. Le Chemin de Papa  - Joe Dassin
  16. Ça Va Pas Changer le Monde  - Joe Dassin
  17. Le Café des 3 Colombes ('T. Klein Cafe Aan de Haven)  - Joe Dassin
  18. L' Été Indien  - Joe Dassin
  19. Les Plus Belles Années de Ma Vie  - Joe Dassin
  20. La Vie Se Chante, la Vie Se Pleure  - Joe Dassin
  21. Le Petit Pain au Chocolat  - Joe Dassin
  22. Les Dalton  - Joe Dassin

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