Voila (2007) Madonna may affect a posh speaking voice and taste for British beer, but Belinda Carlisle is a far more rabid advocate of her adopted Euro… 2007-02-06 Belinda Carlisle Pop
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Voila (2007)

LE GO-GO Carlisle interprets French pop standards and obscurities on Voila
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LE GO-GO Carlisle interprets French pop standards and obscurities on Voila

Details Release Date: Feb 06, 2007; Lead Performance: Belinda Carlisle; Genre: Pop

Madonna may affect a posh speaking voice and taste for British beer, but Belinda Carlisle is a far more rabid advocate of her adopted Euro homeland. On Voila, she applies a fluency in French and her infamous vibrato to beloved Gallic evergreens, some obvious (''La Vie en Rose''), others more obscure (Brigitte Bardot's ''Contact''). It's never a chore to hear these lovely songs, but Madame Carlisle, while credible in accent and intonation, lacks the world-weariness to give this collection that certain je ne sais quoi. B

Originally posted Feb 02, 2007 Published in issue #921 Feb 16, 2007 Order article reprints