The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Capitol's The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf offers 18 selections from the Edith Piaf songbook, in nearly every case the best version of the song -- whether performed during the '30s, '40s, or '50s. Many of her best songs are here, from her signature songs -- "La Vie en Rose" and "L'Accordéoniste" -- to "Hymne À l'Amour" and "Non, Je Regrette Rien." True, the collection concentrates overly on her latter-day sides (the playful, cabaret "Le Vieux Piano" and "Polichinelle," among others) to the detriment of her wondrous '30s recordings, and also displays its 1991 vintage (no liner notes or recording information, and an overly smoothed-out sound). Still, The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Capitol's The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf offers 18 selections from the Edith Piaf songbook, in nearly every case the best version of the song -- whether performed during the '30s, '40s, or '50s. Many of her best songs are here, from her signature songs -- "La Vie en Rose" and "L'Accordéoniste" -- to "Hymne À l'Amour" and "Non, Je Regrette Rien." True, the collection concentrates overly on her latter-day sides (the playful, cabaret "Le Vieux Piano" and "Polichinelle," among others) to the detriment of her wondrous '30s recordings, and also displays its 1991 vintage (no liner notes or recording information, and an overly smoothed-out sound). Still, The Voice of the Sparrow is certainly the Edith Piaf introduction that's easiest to find.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/1991
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077779663224
  • Catalog Number: 966325
  • Sales rank: 20,287

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edith Piaf Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Edith Piaf Composer
Marcel Louiguy Composer
Marguerite Monnot Composer
René Rouzaud Composer
Eddie Constantine Composer
Henri Contet Composer
Charles Dumont Composer
Michel Vaucaire Composer
Marc Herrand Composer
Michelle Senlis Composer
Edith Delécluse Composer
Louis Louiguy Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ydjessy

    Not at all what I was expecting, I bought this because we used to listen to a lot of Edith Piaf's songs in my french class, and I remember them being a lot better. But overall the songs are good, but wouldn't go out of my way of buying it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unique and Inspiring!

    Beautiful music, unique and captivating voice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the real spirit of ''Paris eternelle....''

    this selection is superb! Most of them are classics that will live forever in our hearts:e.g. ''La vie en rose'...E.P . was ALIVE in each one of these titles,perhaps more than in her own doings outside music and singing for her public.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL!

    THIS MUSIC HAS GREAT PASSION. OUR WHOLE HOUSEHOLD ENJOYS IT EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE WORDS MEAN!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mai oui! C'est bon!

    C'est tre bien!

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    Posted November 16, 2009

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