Charles Trénet - La Mer [CD Boxset]
Format: 10CD Box Set
Catalogue No.: CM574314453
Release Date: 26 Nov 2021
It is highly likely that you will have hummed a song by Charles Trénet at some point in your life. Thus ‘La Mer’ (aka ‘Beyond the Sea’), a song written on a train between Narbonne and Montpellier in July 1943, is sung in Tokyo as well as in Los Angeles and its popularity is universal. And this is not the only one, among the 700 or so songs that Charles Trénet submitted to Sacem during a career of exceptional longevity: nearly seventy years.
10 CD box set features 277 tracks, including 11 rarities. This edition presents the complete studio recordings 1937-1962 plus several bonus titles from 1933-1936.
2LP vinyl format offers a selection of 29 of his most famous songs.
What they said about Charles Trénet:
“This new pulse, this extraordinary joie de vivre brought by the songs that this dishevelled boy was throwing by dozen, were born from the conjuncture of a remarkable poetic gift and the vitality of jazz fully assimilated by a fine sensitivity.” - Boris Vian
“The Sun-King of songs” - Henri Salvador
“He’s a giant […] someone who brought everything to French song. The ‘Singing Fool’ was not only a singerpoet, he was someone extraordinary who is part of the heritage. He will be teached in schools, he will be talked about in universities around the world” - Charles Aznavour
“Charles never asked for anything, but he knew exactly which place was his, which is the first.” - Alain Delon
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