|Born||November 11, 1943|
|Years active||1960s and 1970s|
Danielle Licari (born 11 November 1943) is a French singer who was active in the 1960s and 1970s. She's now remembered in France as a backing vocalist in chanson.
In 1969, she recorded her greatest hit, Concerto pour une Voix. The album has sold over 15 million copies.
In 1968, she recorded "Treize jours en France" composed by Francis Lai; she also recorded a second version of “Love Story” dedicated to her by the same composer.
In 1972, she represented France in the "World Popular Song Festival" held in Tokio, Japan. Her song "Une Vie" was a finalist.
In 1973, she participated as a vocalist to an album considered as a masterpiece of French chanson: the symphonic, dark and epic Il n'y a plus rien (There is nothing anymore) by singer-songwriter Léo Ferré.
In July 1978, she sang with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the choir of St-Dominique Church. The piece chosen was a musical drama called Concerto pour Helene, in honour of Helene Boule, the wife of the founder of Quebec City, as part of the city's 370th anniversary celebrations. The work was composed by Claude Léveillée.
Wyclef Jean sampled "Concerto Pour Une Voix" in his 1997 song "Apolcalypse."
She has sold over 20 million copies of her albums during her career. Her songs are found in easy listening CD compilations worldwide.
Her characteristic singing style lacked lyrics, communicating emotions through sounds, the way a violin would. This may have fueled her popularity in non-French speaking countries like Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and Korea. She used her voice like a musical instrument giving a soft, unique dream-like tone. She has been called la voz de la sirena ("the voice of a mermaid"). Most of her recordings are arrangements of classical themes composed originally for instruments rather than voice, while the arrangements consist generally of large orchestral ensembles mixed with a pop-rock band instrumentation. She incorporated pop-rock elements that made her music appealing. Her singing style influenced Japanese Anime soundtracks of the 1980s such as Seiji Yokoyama (Saint Seiya).
|1965||La Geographie en Chansons||Barclay||France & Canada|
|1965||Lecon de Choses en Chansons||Barclay||France & Canada|
|1966||Vivre la Nuit||Phillips||France and Japan|
|1967||Jesus: La Vie de Jesus en 12 Chansons
with the Francois Rauber Orchestra
|1969||Sanctus: Musique Sacree Pour Piano, Orgue et Voix||Phillips||France, Canada, Mexico|
|1969||Concerto Pour Une Voix||Barclay||World wide release|
|1970||On Est Bien La-La||Barclay||France|
|1974||Screen Themes Golden Prize||Barclay||France, Canada and Japan|
|1974 and 1975||Danielle Licari||Barclay||France, Canada, Japan, Mexico|
|1974||Danielle Licari Live in Japan (with Obi)||Barclay||Japan|
|1975||Le Marche Persan||Barclay||France, Canada, Japan, Mexico|
|1976||Rhapsodie Pour Deux Voix||Barclay||France, Canada, Japan, Mexico|
|1977||Saggitarius||Barclay||France, Canada, Mexico|
|1978||Rappel||Barclay||France, Canada, Mexico|
|1979||Concerto Pour Elle||Heloise||France and Canada|
|1980||Elisabeth Serenade||Amo Records||France, Japan|
|1980||Danielle Licari Chante Ennio Morricone:
Mal de Toi
|Le Petit Menestral||France|
|1982||Concerto Pour Deux Voix||Victor||Brazil, France, Canada|
|1984||Lonely Shepherd||Disques Star||France and Canada|
|1984||Romance||Star||France and Canada|
|1993||Sanctus: Musique Sacree Pour Piano,
Orgue et Voix (re-release)
|PolyGram Projects||France and Canada|
|1995||Danielle Licari chante les plus grands||Disques Quality||Canada|
|Pinocchio, Joli Pantin||Ades|
Danièle Licari also sang for other artists, such as French singer-songwriter Léo Ferré.
|1970||Amour Anarchie||Léo Ferré||Barclay||France, Canada|
|1971||L'Albatros (excerpts from Jean-Pierre Mocky's movie soundtrack)||Léo Ferré||Barclay||France|
|1973||Il n'y a plus rien||Léo Ferré||Barclay||France, Canada|
|1969||"Concerto pour une voix"||Barclay||Worldwide|
|1970||"Adagio Romantique"||Barclay||France, Japan, Mexico|
|1971||"Prelude Pour Un Amour: Melodie Pour un Autoumne"||Barclay||France|
|1972||"Une Vie"||Barclay||France, Japan|
|1975||"Histoire D'O (Geschichte der O)"||Barclay||Canada, France and Germany|
|1975||La Canzone di Orlando||Barclay||Italy, Canada, France|
|"Concerto Pour Une Voix"||Multiple labels||Japan, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Israel|
|"Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"||Multiple labels||France, Canada, Japan|
|"Rhapsodie Pour Deux Voix"||Barclay||France|
|1977||"Adagio de Albinoni / Concerto No 1
En Si Bemol De Tchaikowski"
|Barclay||France and Canada|
|1979||"Concerto pour Elle"
|1981||"Les Chansons de Pierrot"||France|
|1981||"Prelude Pour Un Amour: Melodie Pour un Autoumne"
|1983||"Le Chant des étoiles"||Barclay||France|
- The Greatest Hits (Universal). Distributed in Latin America, Spain, France, Canada, USA, Japan, Korea and many more
- The Best Collection of World Popular Music: Pops and Vocals, Volume 5. (PolyGram Records)
- 1981: Double compilation – Concerto pour une voix (Pro-Culture, Canada only)
- 1993: Master Série (PolyGram)
- 1994: Best of Best (RCA Victor, Japan only)
- 1999: Concerto pour une Voix – compilation CD (RCA Victor, Japan only)
- 1964 – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (While parts of the melody are used throughout the movie, the full song is sung by the character Geneviève Emery, played by Catherine Deneuve and dubbed by Danielle Licari)
- 1971 – The Deadly Trap (singing voice)
- 1981 – J'en ai rêvé ("Once Upon a Dream") in Disney's second French version of Sleeping Beauty (first was released by Huguette Boulangeot)
- 1985 – Asterix et la surprise de Cesar