A fantastic live recording of the legendary Charles Aznavour – done at a time when he'd already had a huge run of postwar hits for other French singers, and was finally getting a chance to shine in the spotlight on his own! Almost all the material here is original work by Charles, and the performances are often different than on some of his studio records from the era – leaner overall, with small group instrumentation that often has a touch of jazz – and maybe less of the lush tones of the orchestrations that were often used to back up the lyrics of Aznavour. Charles is fantastic vocally – with that quality
that nobody else can even match, and which really fits the expressive lyrics of his tunes. The recording quality
is great, too – crystal clear, on 23 tracks that include "Tu N'As Plus", "J'Ai Perdu La Tete", "Lucie", "On Ne Sait Jamais", "Je M'Voyais Deja", "Parce Que", "Esperanza", "L'Enfant Prodigue", "Alleluia", "Deux Guitares", "Tu Te Laisses Aller", and "Le Carillonneur".