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Carla Bruni - Little French Songs [Blu-ray Audio] and CD + Blu-Ray Audio + DVD
Review by Gary Tooze
Producer: Universal Music Group (Teorema/Barclay EU, Verve USA)
Region: FREE! (as verified by the Oppo Blu-ray player)
Total Music time: 0:41:05
Bitrate: Audio is encoded at 24/96 (24 bit depth and 96kHz sampling rate)
Chapters: 13 Tracks on the Blu-ray edition. CD only edition has 11 tracks.
Case: Transparent Blu-ray case
Release date: March 29th, 2013
Blu-ray Audio Release date: April, 2013
2.0 Stereo LPCM or DTS-HD 24 / 96 (24 bit depth and 96 kHz sampling rate)
foldout with photos and lyrics and a paper with a code to
Blu-ray disc digital downloads online.
THE DIGITAL DOWNLAD IS AVAILABLE IN FLAC 24/96 or AAC 320
Carla Bruni - Little French Songs Track Listing:
Singles: "Chez Keith et Anita", "J'arrive à toi" and "Mon
Interesting trivia : The track “Chez Keith et Anita”
is an lyrically twisting imagining of spending a 70s summer
partying over Europe with Keith Richards and his
then-partner Anita Pallenberg. It’s a little ironic to me
given the then-23 year old Italian model’s affair with Mick
Jagger, while she was dating Eric Clapton. Now she’s kind of
musically cheated on Jagger by imagining a summer with
Richards? It seems the current Mrs. Sarkozy has numerous…
friends in many, many circles.
See the analysis curves for both the Blu-ray-derived tracks and the included FLAC download as well as the official DR score graphics. I have donated to join the “Pleasurize Music Foundation” to use their DR tool officially. PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENCE IN DR SCORE IS JUST DUE TO A VERY, VERY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN THE DR IN ONE CHANNEL WHICH ‘JUST’ BARELY ROUNDED UP TO 7 FOR THE FLAC TRACKS. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE I CAN DISCERN AT ALL. I ANALYZED THE EFFECTIVE BITRATE OF THE FILES FROM THE Blu-ray AND THE FLAC FILES AND THERE IS A LESS-THAN 0.2% DIFFERENCE IN THE NUMBER OF BITS ONCE COMPRESSED TO A LOSSLESS VERSION. (about 6 bps out of nearly 3000 kbps). It confirms my listening impression that this is not a very audiophile-type release.
My recommendations: At a very reasonable price, if you want this album there is no reason NOT to buy the Blu-ray. You get good audio, the full 13 tracks from the deluxe edition and a high quality flac download, BUT if you are a Bruni fan by advice is to get, for about the same price, the CD/Blu-ray deluxe edition because it also included a DVD disc with a few acoustic performances not available elsewhere. They could have easily put this on the Blu-ray PureAudio disc too!
April 2nd, 2014
Carla Bruni Sarkozy