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Format: CD
Sku: 60137396
UPC: 724383370320
UPC 14: 00724383370320
Release Date: 4/23/1996
Sales Rank: 1421
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. After Loving You (De T'Avoir Aim?e)
2. Happy Anniversary (Bon Anniversaire)
3. It Will Be My Day (Je M'Voyais D?j?)
4. Boheme, La (La Boh?me)
5. She (Tous Les Visages d'Amour)
6. Old Fashioned Way, The (Les Plaisirs D?mod?s)
7. What Makes a Man (Comme Ils Disent)
8. Yesterday, When I Was Young (Hier Encore)
9. You've Got to Learn (Il Faut Savoir)
10. How Sad Venice Can Be
11. Ave Maria
12. Hold Back the Night (Retiens la Nuit)
13. I Didn't See the Time Go By (Je N'Ai Pas Vu le Temps Passer)
14. I'll Be There
15. Times We've Known, The (Les Bons Moments)
16. You've Let Yourself Go (Tu T'Laisses Aller)
17. Baraka, La
18. And I in My Chair (Et Moi Dans Mon Coin)
19. Sunday's Not My Day (Je Hais les Dimanches)
20. Blue Like the Blue of Your Eyes, A (Plus Bleu Que le Bleu de Tes Yeux)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Charles Aznavour (vocals).
Muze PNote Arrangers: Steve Jeffries; Claude Denjean; Gordon Jenkins; Christian Gaubert; James Newton Howard; Jeremy Lubbock; Wil Malone ; Paul Mauriat; Tommy Oliver; Del Newman.
Muze PNote The aptly-titled GREATEST GOLDEN HITS, an exquisite 20-song compilation, focuses on Charles Aznavour's later career, when the Paris-based singer was recording much of his material in English in an attempt to break the US market. Coming both stylistically and chronologically between older pop crooners like Maurice Chevalier and younger, rock and roll-influenced artists like Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Dutronc, Aznavour is possibly best described as the Frank Sinatra of France. Indeed, most of his American releases during this period were on Sinatra's Reprise label.
Muze PNote Whether singing in English or French, Aznavour's commanding jazz-inflected voice holds more than a hint of world-weariness, adding a rueful edge to such songs as "Yesterday When I Was Young" and "A Blue Like the Blue of Your Eyes." GREATEST GOLDEN HITS is an excellent introduction to this under-appreciated singer.

Artist Overview

A keystone in the modern chanson genre, French cabaret singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour has been entertaining the world since the 1940s. In the early '50s, he often opened for Edith Piaf, and composed several songs for her, thus beginning a solid reputation as both a gifted writer (his songs have been covered memorably by Jack Jones, Matt Monro, and others) and a unique song-stylist. He has a special talent for writing and singing from unusual points of view, creating personal and compassionate character studies that expand the emotional range of the typical pop ballad. Aznavour has also acted in dozens of films, most famously Truffaut's SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER. Aznavour retired from performing in 2000, but continues to write and record music.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Paris
Muze Music Compilations I (Heart) Paris
Muze Music Compilations 20 Grandes Exitos
Muze Music Compilations Engelbert Calling
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Patrick Bruel

Associated Artists and Works

Becaud, Gilbert
Brel, Jacques
Calmon, Waldir
Chico & the Gypsies
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Minnelli, Liza
Duets ~ Sinatra, Frank
Duets [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ~ Sinatra, Frank

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/23/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 33703
Music Label Name Label : EMI Angel (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724383370320

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (5/3/96, p.79)
- "...Whether he's dealing with a drag queen's loneliness or an aging wife's fading allure, the substance--and his casual, commanding vocal style--holds our attention." - Rating: A

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