There are a few number of live albums released by Fairuz (apart from the musical plays), considering the great number of concerts she has made in the entire world and 'At the Olympia' must be one of the greatest among these albums. The number of the songs is very big, more than 25 and there is also a number of instrumentals. The concert(s) was held in the Olympia, Paris, France on the 3rd and 4th of May 1979.
Inside the booklet there are some documents and articles on Fairouz and the Rahbani, their beginnings, tours, etc… , but all in French (which I only know of 'Je n'parle pas le Francias mais Je parle l'englaih', I am not even sure about the spelling). There are also some pictures taken from the concert, the airport? and the Olympia hall.
The quality of the album is unbelievable. If you have a good sound system setup, close your eyes and play this album and you'll feel as if you're IN the concert. Voix de l'Orient couldn't make it all the way good, they crammed the songs on 3 tracks on each CD, which is to say the least, misuse of the CD technology. Bottomline: Get it.
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