Gilbert Bécaud: Anthologie 1953-1959
Label: FREMEAUX & ASSOCIES
Direction: André Bernard avec Le Concours de Charls Aznavour
"CD1 : VIENS o LES CROIX o MÉ-QUÉ, MÉ-QUÉ o C'ÉTAIT MON COPAIN o QUAND TU DANSES o MES MAINS o UN NOUVEAU PRINTEMPS TOUT NEUF o DONNE-MOI o AH ! DITES-MOI POURQUOI JE L'AIME o LA BALLADE DES BALADINS o MON AMI M'A TRAHI o LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAISSEZ DIRE o QUE TOI o JE VEUX TE DIRE ADIEU o LE MARCHAND DE BALLONS o PAUVRE PÊCHEUR o JE T'APPARTIENS o ÇA.
"Gilbert Bécaud was known in France as Monsieur 100 000 volts. He contributed to bring about a revolution in French song (and the country's music-halls) in the mid-Fifties, and today the name Bécaud - and his songs - are icons in France's artistic heritage. This selection compiled by André Bernard gives us the chance to rediscover Bécaud's first steps on the road to becoming a Chanson legend, with 36 titles accompanied by an illustrated booklet, containing Charles Aznavour's reminiscences. Patrick FRÉMEAUX"