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Album Review

This album, originally recorded in 1961, serves as a good introduction to the work of Barbara, who was considered to be one of the most important figures of French chanson since Edith Piaf. The opening track, "Â Peine" (Hardly), sets the melancholy tone for much of the songs (most of them written by Barbara). The title song, "L'Aigle Noir" (The Black Eagle), was later performed as an instrumental piece by Paul Mauriat and his orchestra.

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I love her! Her music is so awsome! The lyrics are so poetic!


Born: June 9, 1930 in Paris, France

Genre: French Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Although Barbara certainly didn't like the thought of it, she actually was part of the legendary club formed by her friend Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Léo Ferré, and Edith Piaf. A truly generous and humble woman, Barbara insisted on living up to her audience's expectations and was constantly questioning her success. As an artist, she achieved one of the most incredible communions with several generations of listeners. As a woman, Barbara contributed to major evolutions in mentalities in a mainly...
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