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CHRISTINE ALBERT - TEXAFRANCE

Austin Chronicle - by Margaret Moser   
March 1992
Christine Albert / Texafrance

"The concept of melding the airy passion of Edith Piaf with the Texas honky-tonk tradition sounds like Monty Python source material, but Albert’s achy, crystal voice sounds so good in both languages that this project doesn’t just float – it flies in spots.  The requisite "La Vie En Rose" is here, but surprisingly, the standout track is a lively run at Bob Seger's "Accompany Me" - a reminder that even a beefhead like Seger (once a genyoowine Michigan rock hero) can still pen a decent tune, especially when Anna McGarrigle handles the translation.  Accompanied by an all-star Austin cast."