Tribute to Edith Piaf [Amherst]

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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, ...
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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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: 6/28/1994
  • Label: Amherst Records
  • UPC: 051617550020
  • Catalog Number: 25500
  • Sales rank: 171,120

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Vie en Rose - Donna Summer (5:08)
  2. 2 Hymn to Love - Corey Hart (4:56)
  3. 3 Jezebel (5:14)
  4. 4 When I See Her (2:39)
  5. 5 Effect You Have on Me (3:19)
  6. 6 Lovers (Les Amants) (4:59)
  7. 7 Lovers of One Day (4:04)
  8. 8 Carousel for Two (4:05)
  9. 9 No Regrets (3:16)
  10. 10 Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) (4:19)
  11. 11 My Legionnaire (Mon Legionnaire) (4:46)
  12. 12 Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (3:14)
  13. 13 In Memory (3:13)
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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
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