A treasure trove of studio and live recordings by one of our favorite singers ever – the incredible Claude Nougaro, a French vocalist of the postwar years, and a master of many styles that included jazz, samba, and bossa
nova! Nougaro had a unique talent for penning French lyrics to American and Brazilian tunes – and during the 60s, he rose to fame through his inventive compositions, unique vocalizations, and keen ear for a jazzy groove. His work of the 70s progressed with an even deeper exploration of modern jazz and Brazilian idioms – and as the 80s approached, he stretched out into even more complicated styles of his own. Nougaro's growth over the years is tremendous – and his work comes across with a sound that is really unique, and which stands as some of the greatest mainstream French work of his era – on a par with that of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Fontaine! This 29 CD package goes farther than any previous collection of work from Nougaro – and offers the CD debut of the albums Nougaro 79 and Au New Morning, and a reworking of Une Voice Dix Doigts – plus a range of great records for various labels – including early 10" records, seminal full albums, and later great sides – as well as some bonus tracks too. Includes the albums Bidonville, Petit Taureau, Soeur Ame, Locomotiv D'Or, Recreation, Mon Assassin, Plume D'Ange, Femmes Et Famines, Chansongs, L'Enfant Phare, Assez, Tu Verras, Chansons Nettes, Ami Chemin, Bleu Blanc Blues, Le Cinema, Il Y Avait Une Ville, Olympia 1969, Olympia 1977, Olympia 1985, Best De Scene, and Hombre Et Lumiere. Also comes with a massive 52 page hardcover book – oversize and in full color – which contains all the CDs as well!
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)