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francoise hardy

midnight blues

ACE



cd

Released: 29th Apr 2013

£11.99


‘midnight blues’ comprises tracks from her albums ‘en englais’ (1968), ‘one-nine-seven-zero’ (1969) & ‘françoise hardy’ (1972) & offers a welcome opportunity to hear her perform in english.

to say that françoise hardy is france’s leading female singer-songwriter is no overstatement. of all the female vocalists who emerged from that country during the 1960s, only françoise was afforded the privilege of consistent releases in the uk. imported copies of her french releases were also readily available in this country. as a result, her recordings helped influence many of that generation’s young britons to learn the french language. from the start of her career into the early 1970s, françoise also recorded quite extensively in english, italian, german & spanish but relatively little of that material is obtainable these days. of the 24 titles here, 11 were recorded exclusively in english. recorded variously in paris & london, the collection mixes françoise’s own compositions with interpretations of material by contemporaries such as buffy sainte-marie, neil young, beverley martyn, leonard cohen & randy newman. highlights include 4 beautiful songs written & arranged by noted british session musos tommy brown & (later of the group foreigner) mick jones.  notes have been written by bob stanley of st etienne.

midnight blues

Tracklist

  1. SONG OF WINTER
  2. MAGIC HORSE
  3. STRANGE SHADOWS
  4. ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
  5. SUZANNE
  6. SUNSHINE
  7. I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE
  8. TIMES PASSING BY
  9. MIDNIGHT BLUES
  10. IN THE SKY
  11. WHY EVEN TRY
  12. IF YOU LISTEN
  13. OCEAN
  14. UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO
  15. THE GARDEN OF JANE DELAWNEY
  16. SOMETIMES
  17. LET MY NAME BE SORROW
  18. BRÛLURE
  19. CAN'T GET THE ONE I WANT
  20. I THINK IT’S GONNA RAIN TODAY
  21. TAKE MY HAND FOR A WHILE
  22. BOWN BOWN BOWN
  23. TILL THE MORNING COMES
  24. LOVING YOU