8.L'Effet que Tu Me Fais :: The Effect You Have On Me
9.Mon Manege a Moi
10.Mon Dieu :: My God
11.Hymne a L'Amour :: If You Love, Really Love Me
12.T'es Beau, Tu Sais
13.Bravo pour le Clown!
14.C'Est L'Amour :: It's Love
15.Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
16.Avant Nous :: Before Us
17.La Goualante de Pauvre Jean :: Poor People Of Paris
Personnel: ?dith Piaf (vocals).
A very strong best-of collection, VOICE OF THE SPARROW's title is a reference to Edith Piaf's widely used moniker "the Little Sparrow." And it's an apt moniker at that: Piaf was petite, and--in a life filled with tragedy--seemingly vulnerable, yet her song was strong and assured, transcending nations and time. With her heavy vibrato, pure tone, and emotionally intense delivery, Piaf would influence nearly every French chansonnier who followed in her wake
The lack of liner notes is this compilation's only drawback: a figure of Piaf's stature deserves the proper historical and artistic context. Yet it's hard to argue with the selection of songs here, which includes classics like "La Vie, L'Amour," "Milord," and "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein." Piaf's passionate performances are stirring and, at times, wrenching; one listen through VOICE OF THE SPARROW will confirm the great importance given to this legendary singer's art.
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