Attention International Consumers: We are experiencing difficulty with our First Class Mail options. For international orders with only 1-3 items (cassette, CD, or LP) - After your order is placed, please email [email protected] with your nine-digit order confirmation number to confirm shipping details. We will adjust the shipping when applicable. Thanks for your support!

Yves Montand

Du Soleil Plein La Tete

Release Notes
  • The sound of Paris – joyful, in love, sometimes dramatic
  • Limited Edition
  • Featuring three songs written by Édith Piaf
Du Soleil Plein La Tete
1 of 3
Du Soleil Plein La Tete
2 of 3
Du Soleil Plein La Tete
3 of 3

These 13 songs, performed between 1948 and 1953, in concert or on the radio, sum up a pivotal period in Yves Montand’s career – that of definitively acclaiming the status of a big star – and all that makes the peculiarity of his style and his repertoire. Paris is evident there in the sound – joyful, in love, sometimes dramatic. Three of these songs are written by Édith Piaf, and others by those who would become long-term companions: Francis Lemarque, Henri Crolla, Bob Castella. Light songs, the swing on the shoulder strap. And the first politically engaged songs appear here: La Grande Cité, or Quand Un Soldat, censored for anti-militarism.

Yves Montand with “Du Soleil Plein La Tête” has a smile in his voice, but without naivety – his eyes already open to the world.