In 2013, Little French Songs marked the return of Carla Bruni to her vocation as a singer and songwriter. There had been more than one distraction — serving as the First Lady of France being one of them. Recorded during that album’s tour, A l’Olympia: Bruno Coquatrix is an excellent 19-song document that covers most of her recording career and contains a couple of true surprises. Ms. Bruni plays guitar here and is backed by her long-standing band. The recording quality is pristine yet doesn’t get in the way of her intimate performance. Ms. Bruni‘s ability to communicate with audiences is legendary, and she doesn’t need a lot of stage banter in order to do so; the songs do the talking.