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Message Personnel Limited 180gram Vinyl LP


Release Date: 19 August 2016
Format: LP Vinyl

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FRANCOISE HARDY Message Personnel Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

French icon Françoise Hardy first displayed her breathy, measured vocals in the early and mid-'60s. Immensely popular in her native country, her career spans five decades. “En Anglais” is a very rare album in English by Françoise Hardy, released on vinyl for the first time since 1968. English covers of rock, folk, and pop tunes, including renditions of Tim Hardin's "Hang on to a Dream", Phil Ochs' "There But For Fortune", as well as interpretations of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Let It Be Me," "That'll Be the Day," and Elvis Presley's "Loving You". The Europop-flavoured "Empty Sunday," was reworked in part from a tune recorded earlier on a solo single by Yardbirds singer Keith Relf ("Shapes in My Mind"). 1973: Iconic French figure in music, fashion and style FRANCOISE HARDY is going through changes. A brand new life awaits her as she is expecting a child. She changes label and joins WEA. She is looking for new blood for this new record, and new songwriters. One name quickly comes to mind : Michel Berger. Françoise Hardy & Michel Berger’s collaboration results in a cult album, an instant classic in French music history : MESSAGE PERSONNEL. Produced by Michel Berger, this is one of her most famous albums. Newly remastered, Entr’acte is a buried treasure of her catalogue. Originally released in 1974, Entr'Acte has a charming folk rock melody throughout. The opening track, Ce Soir, comes at you with a bluesy 70s riff as Francoise contemplates her impending date with a man she "wants to please" but knows she will be "ill at ease." The chorus is strong and heartfelt with Francoise swerving around the notes with her sultry voice. Another great track from the album is "Je N'Aime Pas Ce Qu'il Dit" (I Don't Like What He Says), which is a semiautobiographical response to the infidelity of her then lover and future husband. It begins with a disarmingly simple folk driven melody but quickly develops into a richly orchestrated and interesting piece of work. As with the opener, Francoise shines out vocally, grooving like a world-wise and understated Janis Joplin. As the singer explains herself, the album was like a cathartic journal entry that, once recorded, never needed any more of her attention. But thankfully, we get to have our own opinion on the matter.

Featured Tracks:
Side 1
1 Première Rencontre
2 Rêver Le Nez En L'Air
3 L'amour en privé
4 Berceuse
5 Pouce, Au Revoir
6 L’Attente

Side 2
1 On Dirait
2 L'Habitude
3 Chanson Floue
4 Message Personnel
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