Barbara, because

Barbara, because

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

October 03, 2021

…. we haven’t heard anything of hers in a while.

This was her most popular song.



  • William says:

    Many thanks Norman. I have you to thank for introducing me to this wonderful artist.

  • Ruth Leon says:

    Barbara – the greatest singer of the 20th century in any genre. No contest.

  • Bernard Jacobson says:

    Barbara who, please?

  • E says:

    Many thanks from here, too, echoing William. The text of
    this reminds me somehow of William Blake.

  • Julien says:

    For the not french speaking, this song is a metaphor about incest of Barbara’s father.
    Another beautiful song is “Gottingen”. Barbara was a jewish child during the war. She was very upset about the german. And the song is a magnificent hymn of reconciliation between french and german.