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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Grands Boulevards
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
BEC 5772304 BEC 5772304
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RELEASE DATE
3/3/2015

Born in Italy in 1921, Yves Montand began his career as a professional singer in 1938, at the age of 16. His promising beginning was interrupted by World War II, and he was unable to perform regularly until 1944, when he opened for Édith Piaf. The two became a couple, and toured France in the fall and spring of 1945. Montand began making appearances in French and American films, singing stage favorites from his repertoire, and won acclaim as a serious actor for his lead role in Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) (1953). As a singer, he toured the world from 1960 through 1962, performing in America, England, and Japan. He continued to work in cinema throughout the '60s and '70s, and became an international star. His legacy as an actor is well-known, but his contribution to French chanson is equally significant. Talent agent and producer Jacques Canetti, with whom Montand worked, noted that "most of Yves Montand's songs have become classics because he had the intelligence and instinct to choose themes that are timeless." Grands Boulevards collects highlights from Montand's long career, including "Les Feuilles Mortes," "C'est Si Bon," "A Paris," "Le Gamin de Paris," and more.