For centuries, war and peace have been accompanied by music. Music was present on the battlefield, of course: the sounding of the trumpet as a signal to gather or attack, drumbeats to recruit soldiers or set them marching, battle songs to raise morale among the troops or instil fear in the bosom of the enemy. Once the hostilities were over, there was singing and dancing in the streets to celebrate peace.
211 tracks, with all her most popular songs ( La Vie en Rose; Milord; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, etc.), all CDs have picture sleeves and when the images on the spines are arranged together they form a picture of Edith + 84-page booklet in english and french, housed in maroon & gold picture box.
Édith Piaf (born Édith Giovanna Gassion) was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty being of chanson and torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Since her premature death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007's Academy Award winning La Vie en rose, Piaf has cultivated a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, and her voice and music continues to be celebrated globally.
10 CD box set celebrating the life and work of the legendary French chanteuse Édith Piaf, who would have been 100 years old in 2015. The set includes sixteen original albums recorded between 1946 and 1962 and many of her most famous chansons. As Piaf's friend Jean Cocteau said of this unique artist who sang with an unreserved intensity about life and love, particularly unhappy love to which she herself was no stranger, "there was never an Édith Piaf before her and there will surely never again be one after her".