Tribute to Edith Piaf [Amherst]

Tribute to Edith Piaf [Amherst]

     
 

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This tribute to legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf brings to light just how well her timeless songs translate across genres and generations, with an array of rock stars singing each song in their own signature style. Donna Summer starts the album with a glossy, synthesized, upbeat take on Piaf's signatureSee more details below

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This tribute to legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf brings to light just how well her timeless songs translate across genres and generations, with an array of rock stars singing each song in their own signature style. Donna Summer starts the album with a glossy, synthesized, upbeat take on Piaf's signature "La Vie En Rose," and, as always, Summer's voice is nothing less than shimmering. Corey Hart turns the powerful "Hymn to Love" into a soft, adult contemporary-styled ballad, as does Chicago's Jason Scheff with "When I See Her." Pat Benatar transforms "The Effect You Have on Me" into a bluesy, jangly guitar number, and Heart's Ann Wilson gives a show-stopping, tortured performance on her gutsy and riveting rendition of "Jezebel." Country gal Juice Newton delivers a tear-inducing version of the gorgeous "Lovers of the Day," as does the incomparable Emmylou Harris with Piaf's amazing "No Regrets." K.T. Olsin's take on "My Legionnaire" is heartbreaking, nostalgic, and ultimately sexy, and Chris Spedding's rock & roll version of "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots" suits the song perfectly. Leon Russell turns "The Three Bells" into a gospel song, and Ivan Lins makes "A Carousel for Two" into a soft and jazzy bossa nova number. Finally, Willy Deville's bizarrely tortured version of "The Lovers" recalls Tom Waits. From dance to rock and country to jazz, this album incorporates a dizzying spectrum of musical genres, and all come together perfectly through the music and lyrics of the unforgettable, incomparable Edith Piaf.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/1994
Label:
Amherst Records
UPC:
0051617550020
catalogNumber:
25500
Rank:
123817

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Track Performer
Juice Newton   Track Performer
Ottmar Liebert   Acoustic Guitar
Ivan Lins   Track Performer
Pat Benatar   Track Performer
Leon Russell   Keyboards,Track Performer
Donna Summer   Vocals,Track Performer
Willy DeVille   Track Performer
Corey Hart   Track Performer
Chris Spedding   Guitar,Track Performer
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Sammy Berfect   Hammond Organ
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Tara Darnell   Background Vocals
Bruce Gaitsch   Acoustic Guitar
Neil Giraldo   Guitar,Percussion
Myron Grombacher   Percussion,Drums
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Frank Linx   Bass,Percussion
Scott Olson   Electric Guitar
K.T. Oslin   Track Performer
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Jason Scheff   Track Performer
Allen Toussaint   Piano
Johnny Vidacovich   Drums
Ann Wilson   Track Performer
Michael Binikos   Keyboards
Fredrick Koela   Electric Guitar
John Philip Shernale   Drums
Earl Stanley   Bass
Sam Toney   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Anger Shepper   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom Rush   Composer
Leon Russell   Arranger,Programming
Edith Piaf   Composer
Carlo Ditta   Arranger
Everett Drake   Vocal Arrangements
Gordon Fordyce   Engineer
Neil Giraldo   Arranger,Producer
Myron Grombacher   Contributor
David Hall   Engineer
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer
Philippe Rault   Producer
Johnny Whittaker   Vocal Arrangements
Ann Wilson   Producer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Steve Harrison   Engineer
Daryll Dobson   Engineer
J.R. Branch   Engineer
Jacques Arnoul   Producer
Michael Binikos   Arranger,Programming
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Charles Dumont   Composer
Edward Brooks   Engineer
John Carter   Engineer
Louis Louiguy   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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