Édith Piaf

Edith Piaf [Time Music]

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The cover of this budget-priced compilation proclaims, "21 Greatest," including "C'est la Moindre des Choses," "La Java en Mineur," and "Un Coin Tout Bleu." "Greatest" is a subjective term, but the album does not include the songs most associated with Edith Piaf, such as "La Vie en Rose" or "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," nor does it include such chart hits as "Mon Légionnaire," "Hymne à l'Amour," "C'est l'Amour," or "Milord." What it does include is a lot of up-tempo material from a singer best-remembered for her torch songs. Piaf is highly animated in the songs paced by martial beats and is as effective as usual. But the sound quality is iffy, suggesting transfers from records, and the song selection is only good, not great.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:56
2 3:06
3 3:31
4 3:05
5 3:39
6 3:41
7 3:03
8 3:30
9 3:23
10 3:09
11 2:58
12 4:05
13 2:43
14 3:20
15 2:56
16 3:38
17 2:50
18 4:10
19 4:08
20 2:50
21 3:06
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