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Petula Clark Complete English & French & Rarities (8-CD)

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(DOCUMENTS EU) 144 tracks 1949-1960 w. 12 page booklet. few overstock copies - Restposten zum... more

Petula Clark: Complete English & French & Rarities (8-CD)

(DOCUMENTS EU) 144 tracks 1949-1960 w. 12 page booklet. few overstock copies - Restposten zum Sonderpreis!

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  • Interpret: Petula Clark

  • Album titlle: Complete English & French & Rarities (8-CD)

  • Genre Pop

  • Label MEMBRAN

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0885150334355

  • weight in Kg 0.25
Clark, Petula - Complete English & French & Rarities (8-CD) CD 1
01 Two Lips Petula Clark
02 Clancy Lowered The Boom Petula Clark
03 I'll Always Love You Petula Clark
04 Doodle-Oodle Day Petula Clark
05 There's A House In The Sky Petula Clark
06 Put Your Shoes On Lucy Petula Clark
07 It's Not For The Want Of Trying Petula Clark
08 You Go To My Head Petula Clark
09 Out Of A Clear Blue Sky Petula Clark
10 Blossoms Of The Bough Petula Clark
11 Music, Music, Music Petula Clark
12 You're The Sweetest Of The Land Petula Clark
13 Silver Dollar Petula Clark
14 Talky, Talky, Talky Petula Clark
15 Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul Petula Clark
16 You're My True Love Petula Clark
17 Who Spilt Coffee On The Carpet? Petula Clark
18 Song Of The Mermaid Petula Clark
19 That's The Way A Love Song Is Born Petula Clark
20 May Kway, O May Kway Petula Clark
21 Tell Me Truly Petula Clark
22 Beloved Be Faithful Petula Clark
23 Tennessee Waltz Petula Clark
24 Teasin' Petula Clark
25 Sleepy Eyes Petula Clark
26 Clickety Clack Petula Clark
27 Black Note Serenade Petula Clark
28 Mariandl Petula Clark
29 Cold, Cold Heart Petula Clark
30 Broken Heart Petula Clark
31 A Boy In Love Petula Clark
32 Where Did My Snowman Go? Petula Clark
33 The Card Petula Clark
34 It Had To Be You Petula Clark
35 Anytime Is Teatime Now Petula Clark
36 Made In Heaven Petula Clark
37 My Love Is A Wanderer Petula Clark
38 Three Little Kittens Petula Clark
39 Christopher Robin At The Buckingham Palace Petula Clark
40 Take Care Of Yourself Petula Clark
41 Poppa Piccolino Petula Clark
42 The Who-Is-It Song Petula Clark
43 Temptation Rag Petula Clark
44 Smile Petula Clark
45 Somebody Petula Clark
46 A Long Way To Go Petula Clark
47 Little Johnny Rainbow Petula Clark
48 The Little Shoemaker Petula Clark
49 Helpless Petula Clark
50 Fascinating Rhythm Petula Clark
51 Majorca Petula Clark
52 Meet Me In The Battersea Park Petula Clark
53 Christmas Cards Petula Clark
54 With Your Love Petula Clark
55 Suddenly There's A Valley Petula Clark
56 Crazy Otto Rag Petula Clark
57 The Pendulum Song Petula Clark
58 Chee Chee Oo Chee Petula Clark
59 How Are Things With You? Petula Clark
60 Tuna Puna Trinidad Petula Clark
61 Romance In Rome Petula Clark
62 Memories Are Made Of This Petula Clark
63 A Million Stars Above Petula Clark
64 Another Door Opens Petula Clark
65 You Are My Lucky Star Petula Clark
66 Afraid To Dream Petula Clark
67 The Sky Petula Clark
68 Band Of Gold Petula Clark
69 To You My Love Petula Clark
70 Fortune Teller Petula Clark
71 I Yi Yi Yi Petula Clark
72 Alone Petula Clark
73 With All My Heart Petula Clark
74 Long Before I Knew You Petula Clark
75 Sonny Boy Petula Clark
76 It's Foolish But It's Fun Petula Clark
77 Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart Petula Clark
78 Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Petula Clark
79 Who Needs You? Petula Clark
80 Slumming On Park Avenue Petula Clark
81 It's The Natural Thing To Do Petula Clark
82 Goodnight My Love Petula Clark
83 I Wish I Knew Petula Clark
84 As Time Goes By Petula Clark
85 Historie d'un amour Petula Clark
86 Allo mon coeur Petula Clark
87 Tout ce que veut Lola Petula Clark
88 Papayer Petula Clark
89 The Little Blue Man Petula Clark
90 Baby Lover Petula Clark
91 Away In A Manger Petula Clark
92 The Holly And The Ivy Petula Clark
93 Little Jesus (Rocking) Petula Clark
94 Once In Royal David's City Petula Clark
95 List Our Merry Carol Petula Clark
96 Hark, The Herald Angels Sing Petula Clark
97 Fibbin' Petula Clark
98 St. Tropez Petula Clark
99 Devotion Petula Clark
100 I've Grown Accustomed To His Face Petula Clark
101 Love Me Again Petula Clark
102 In A Little Moment Petula Clark
103 Lucky Day Petula Clark
104 Ever Been In Love Petula Clark
105 Suddenly Petula Clark
106 Watch Your Heart Petula Clark
107 Where Do I Go From Here Petula Clark
108 Mama's Talkin' Soft Petula Clark
109 Guitare et tambourin Petula Clark
110 Java pour Petula Petula Clark
111 Mon couer danse avec la chance Petula Clark
112 Tango de l'esquimau Petula Clark
113 Prends mon coeur Petula Clark
114 Lune de miel Petula Clark
115 Che Sbadato Petula Clark
116 Ne joue pas Petula Clark
117 Que voulez-vous de plus? Petula Clark
118 Dis-moi Petula Clark
119 Moi j'prefere l'amour a tout ca Petula Clark
120 Je't aime Petula Clark
121 Adonis Petula Clark
122 If I Had My Way Petula Clark
123 Dear Daddy Petula Clark
124 Through A Livelong Day Petula Clark
125 Darn The Dream Petula Clark
126 Day In, Day Out Petula Clark
127 Where Are You (Now That I Need You) Petula Clark
128 I Love A Violin Petula Clark
129 I'm In Love Again Petula Clark
130 A Doodlin' Song Petula Clark
131 There's A Small Hotel Petula Clark
132 Lucky Petula Clark
133 Too Darn Hot Petula Clark
134 Where Do I Go From Here Petula Clark
135 That's How It Feels Petula Clark
136 For The Very First Time Petula Clark
137 Grand-mere Petula Clark
138 Non et non Petula Clark
139 La joie d'almer Petula Clark
140 Garde-moi la derniere danse Petula Clark
141 Sur un tapis volant Petula Clark
142 Le 'tu sais quoi' Petula Clark
143 Je compte sue toi Petula Clark
144 Tu es ma pluie et mon beau temps Petula Clark
Petula Clark From her childhood days performing for Allied troops during World War II in... more
"Petula Clark"

Petula Clark

From her childhood days performing for Allied troops during World War II in her native England, to more recent triumphs such as the Broadway stage in America, Petula Clark has spent five decades as the epitome of an international star. Nowhere is her widespread appeal more evident than in a rundown of various countries in which she has earned hit records: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, the United States, and, of course, the United Kingdom. As a result, Petula has amassed cumulative global sales of over 60 million recordings.

To the popular music world, Petula is best known for her melodic string of 1960s English hits, including Downtown, I Know A Place, My Love, I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love, This Is My Song, Don’t Sleep In The Subway and other feel-good classics. However, from the late 1950s through the 1970s, Petula simultaneously enjoyed major successes with records in multiple languages. Although her hits were primarily English and French, Petula was prolific with German and Italian sung releases too.

Born on November 15, 1932, at Epsom in Surrey, England, Petula Sally Olwen Clark became a beloved child star in her homeland, singing in music halls and performing on the radio -- where she even had her own program, 'Pet’s Parlour.' She appeared in motion pictures (1944’s 'A Medal For The General' marked her debut), on television, and, in 1949, began issuing records (her first being an Australian release of the Teresa Brewer tune Music, Music, Music).

Petula’s father, Leslie, served as her manager during the early years of her career. With record producer Alan Freeman, he established Polygon Records in 1950, for which Petula was placed under contract. (The label was later merged with Nixa and subsequently folded into the Pye imprint, for which Petula would record in the U.K. through 1971.) Throughout the 1950s, Petula scaled the British hit parade with such records as Where Did My Snowman Go?, The Little Shoemaker (both capitalizing on her lingering image as an adored juvenile star), Suddenly There’s A Valley and With All My Heart. During this time she continued a multitude of radio, stage, television and film activities as well.

Firmly established as one of England’s top entertainers, Petula nonetheless felt hampered by the British public’s tendency to still view her as the cherished child performer who had first endeared herself to the nation by singing songs of hope and strength to servicemen and civilians alike during the dramatic days of the war. The youthful image seemed inescapable to Petula, who longed to be fully accepted as an adult performer and to pursue a more sophisticated direction in her career. Fortunately, the solution was merely a continent away.

Starting in 1957, Petula’s English language records were released in France. She also gained notoriety in that country due to local singer Dalida’s successful cover versions of Petula’s songs for the French speaking-market. In November of 1957, Petula was invited to perform at the celebrated Olympia Theater in Paris. Following a warm and enthusiastic reception, she was encouraged to record her own songs in French and she accepted a contract with Vogue Records for label representation in France. Petula was embarking on an exciting and challenging new phase of her career in a country largely distanced from her past -- a country which would allow her to mature professionally.

Petula connected immediately with Gallic audiences, with record buyers enabling her to generate a greater number of hits in France (and later French-speaking Canada) during this period than back home in England. The French saw Petula as a fresh, contemporary artist who could sing hip rock and roll numbers like Ya Ya Twist as well as deeply emotional torch songs like Coeur Blessé. Petula married Frenchman and Vogue executive Claude Wolff in 1961, and at one point even considered abandoning her English career entirely to concentrate on her enormous success in France. (The 1964 international smash Downtown -- which would make Petula a major star in the United States -- happily convinced her otherwise.)

Petula’s multi-lingual recording career branched out further in 1962 to encompass Germany and Italy. The global record business was expanding and because of Petula’s strong acceptance in France, Vogue decided to promote her in other territories with custom-made releases for their affiliated labels. Again, Petula was instantly embraced.

The breakthrough for Petula in Germany was Monsieur, a number one novelty tune which signaled the playful, light formula to be taken with many of her early German tracks. The song earned Petula a gold record award with sales of a million copies and was cited as the largest selling single up to that time by a foreign artist.

Although Monsieur was Petula’s initial German release for Vogue, a subsequent single of St. Tropez backed with Du bist mein Anfang und mein Schluss (the former being a rerecording of one of her English and French selections) was actually recorded back in 1960 but had remained unissued until Petula’s German recording career was fully activated a couple of years later.

Petula recalls her experiences in the recording studio: "When I was asked to record in different languages I asked for them to keep it very simple for me. I would arrive in the studio and everything would be done except for me. It is not my favorite way of working. I really like to be there when the track is being laid down. It almost never happened on these sessions. They were mostly songs which I’d already done in French or English or songs that were written especially for me. It seemed that I was able to do it very well and fairly quickly, much to my surprise, and they gave me more and more to record. I found the German language more difficult than Italian, probably because by then my French was pretty fluent and I was finding Italian much closer to French. Some of the German sessions I found particularly stressful, although I’ve been told that my German sounds very good. I was also told that the Italians were sure that I could speak fluent Italian, apparently it sounds as if I had an accent from Genoa, but it didn’t sound English at all -- that’s what I’ve been told."

Petula Clark The International Collection (4-CD)
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