Radio Play Reviews
080900 - Chick Watkins, Westwood One, (re interview) 254 stations "Great talent… 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf.' Some great memories of one of the most famous French artists. 'La Vie en Rose' has a warm magic touch. Love to do an interview and some CDs for a giveaway."
080800 - Eddie Hubbard, ABC Network Host, 167 stations "I was fortunate enough to have seen 'The Little Sparrow' and met her. Raquel Bitton captures the very heart of Edith Piaf and it is a sincere echo that will charm Piaf's multitude of fans."
080800 - Tim McKay, Program Dir., KGVY, Green Valley/Tucson AZ "Raquel Bitton's 'La Vie en Rose' is a natural for air play. The other songs on the album are delightful as well. "Raquel Bitton is a remarkable talent!"
080700 - Ron Gregory, WSHI, Fort Wayne, IN "I've been on vacation, but what a nice surprise to return and find the CD from Raquel Bitton! The most unique and classy music we've heard in a long time! We are playing 'La Vie en Rose.' Thanks for your help."
072800 - John Pond, KYTX/FM, Corpus Christi TX "Thanks for the copy of 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf.' The 'little sparrow' is alive and well. Incomparable interpretations of songs most thought could never be replicated. Great, great, great! We were particularly taken by Ms. Bitton's reading of 'Les Amants d'un Jour,' 'Tu Beau Tu Sais' and, of course, the signature 'La Vie en Rose.' "Could sure use some for on air promotions. The listeners won't be able to get enough. Thanks."
073100 - Chuck Hamilton, KMYR 1410 AM, Wichita, KS
"I've been an Edith Piaf fan for years, but Raquel outdoes Edith! I'm in love! "Please send 10 or so copies for on air promotion. Thanks Don!"
073100 - Bill Miller, "The Bill Miller Show" (national syndication-116 stations) re interview
"What a package!!! Raquel Bitton's new collection of Piaf is a breath of fresh air. No wonder she sold out at Carnegie Hall. 'La Vie en Rose' leads the way, but the other 15 cuts are equally enchanting. Count me in for lots of airplay…and I'd love to do a network interview with Miss Bitton."
080100 - Jack Roberts, Exec Producer "Doug Stephan Show" (national syndication-397 stations in 49 states) re interview 8/8 9:30 am
"We are pleased to conduct this interview with this very talented artist and respectfully request 25 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf' CDs for giveaway on our nationally syndicated radio program. We will include web site promotion and custom promos as part of this promotion. CDs should be sent to our Washington, DC studio…. Thanks."
080200 - Tron Simpson, KCMN, Colorado Springs, CO re interview
"Raquel's regeneration of Edith Piaf's work is sensational! Such confidence and style; Ms. Bitton really gets to ya! Send us copies and set up an interview! We love it!"
Radio Play Reviews (continued)
080100 - Chuck Southcott, National Program Director, Music of Your Life (national syndication, 197 stations)
"Edith Piaf was responsible for so many great songs that Americans came to love. " 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf' is a fitting tribute to this legendary singer. This new release contains such fine music, headlined, of course, by Piaf's signature song 'La Vie en Rose.' "Raquel brings back the memories with her marvelous interpretations."
080200 - Rob Edwards, KDAO, Cedar Rapids, IA
"I received my copy of 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf' today. Culture comes to Central Iowa! I must admit, I was a bit nervous as to the response, but I was very pleased when the lines lit up yet again with rave reviews. Raquel Bitton is a hit! Of course, the signature song 'La Vie en Rose' is tops in our book, but her rendition of 'Non, je ne regrette rien' is a very close second. We love it all, and our listeners look forward to more from this incredibly talented singer. Thanks again, Don, I would love a few copies for on-air promotion if you could!"
080200 - David Allan, WVKZ-WUAM, Schenectady/ Saratoga/Albany, NY re interview
"Raquel Bitton is the perfect change of pace. With 'La Vie en Rose' always one of our #1 request songs, this album is going to get a lot of play. "Please arrange an interview if you will, and promotional copies which will be a help in introducing this artist to our listeners. "Thanks again for making us aware of Ms. Bitton."
080200 - Eugene L. Hegedus, WHLD, Buffalo NY (also serves Toronto & Southern Ontario)
"Bitton's Piaf is astonishing. Add to that the great selection of Piaf's music and the wonderful craftsmanship and artistry of Raquel Bitton and you've got one classic statement on music in the 21st Century. "My favorite: 'No, I have No Regrets,' 'The Gypsies,' 'My Legionnaire,' and 'Spring at Last.'"
080400 - Don McCulloch, Nat'l Programming Consultant, Radio DeLuxe, Portland OR
"It's like Edith Piaf in hi-fi! I love the new release by Raquel Bitton. We'll be adding several tracks. It's the sophisticated retro style we always welcome. "We'd be happy to have more copies for on-air giveaways. Thanks very much."
080400 - Ron Biggs, WKII, Punta Gorda, FL
"I hope you sent this CD to our network Westwood One. We've played a couple of cuts during our live shows and the response from our audience has been favorable. 'La Vie en Rose' is a great song! I think we'll be hearing a lot more from Raquel Bitton in the future. We could use promotional copies of the CD for giveaways during our remote broadcast."
082100 - Walt Pinto, WDRC Hartford, CT "Raquel Bitton is enchanting. Great performance on 'La Vie en Rose,' as well as some fabulous other songs."
082100 - Tony Welch, WROD Daytona Beach, FL
" 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf' has been added to our permanent music rotation. Not since Andre Bocelli has a song of such quality taken off so quickly. 'La Vie en Rose,' a big hit 40 years ago, comes back fresh and beautiful. Send us some CDs for a giveaway. They will be snapped up in a heartbeat. You have a winner!"