Sounds of Summer: Edith Piaf ~ La vie en rose
26/07/2011 § 2 Comments
I am feeling a bit like a Francophile these days… Whether it is because of my near constant playing of La Môme Piaf, the fact that I just read this book, because I loved this film, or a bad case of New York City summer blues, I can’t be sure. But my guess is that it is a combination of them all.
While La vie en rose is undoubtedly her signature song (to see a lovely clip of her singing it live, go here), my favorite Piaf song of the moment is Les prisons du Roy (which I could only find here as part of some kind of odd lip-synch performance in the 90s — don’t watch, just listen). It is as beautiful as it is haunting. I love how dramatic her voice is.
New to Madame Piaf? This album is a good starting point.