Cette nouvelle intégrale retrace la fructueuse carrière de Dalida. Elle reprend sa discographie française originale depuis les tout premiers enregistrements de 1956 jusqu'aux derniers grands succès parus en 1987, sans oublier des titres live, moments forts de l'artiste sur scène. Et pour la première fois, elle offre des interviews rares où la voix de Dalida nous parvient sincère et touchante. L'intégrale "Les Diamants Sont Eternels" est présentée dans un luxueux écrin.
"For the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of Dalida's death, her historic label Barclay wished to entrust Ibrahim Maalouf with an original creation around her repertoire. Surrounded by his big band and prestigious guests (Alain Souchon, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Melody Gardot, Monica Bellucci, -M-, Izia, Mika, Thomas Dutronc, Rokia Traore, Arno and Golshifteh Farahani), the trumpet player, composer and French-Lebanese arranger went to get the essence of the titles of Dalida that he carefully selected, to rearrange them in his own way, with humility. The jazz approach of Ibrahim Maalouf sublimates the work of Dalida."
Dalida was one of the most important female singers in the history of French music, yet she is hardly known in Britain or America. Her career spanned 32 years from 1956 to 1987, when she committed suicide. She recorded for the Barclay label until 1970, when she moved to her brother's label, Orlando. This collection contains (as far as I know) every song she recorded for Barclay in it's original form (no remixes here). Another massive boxed set is available covering all her Orlando recordings. The CD's that make up the two boxed sets were all made available separately.