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Françoise Hardy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
The Best of the French Singer who Became a Cult Artist after the 60's London Swing Scene.


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All Artists: Françoise Hardy
Title: Collection
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743211452021


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The Best of the French Singer who Became a Cult Artist after the 60's London Swing Scene.

CD Reviews

An expertly picked overview of Hardy's early work
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 04/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps the greatest compliment I can give Hardy is to note that I do not understand a single word of French, yet I find her works - the best of which are sung entirely in French - to be hugely moving. Her early 60s pop recordings are a textbook of melody, arrangement, and most of all, incredible delivery. This 16-track disc is a great introduction to her work on Vogue Records, with entries ranging from 1962 through 1968. For those who find this to be too small a taste, the 4-disc "Complete Vogue Recording" is highly recommended."
A nice, but incomplete compilation
Hugo | Barcelona, Spain | 06/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation covers Françoise Hardy hits from the beginning of her career to 1968. The repertoire, presented in chronological order, shows the evolution from her teenager songs as "Tous les garçons et les filles" and "Oh oh chéri" to more serious ones as "Il est des choses" or "Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux". Personally, I clearly preferred the second half of this recording and I missed the inclusion of some of her seventies stuff. Also, there's a couple of essential hits from the period covered in this compilation which are missing: "L'amitié" and "Mon amie la rose", and this is a shame since these are some of her loveliest songs. Anyway, this is a good example of the early career of this delicious singer who is able to convey in her interpretations a tenderness rarely found in today's musical scene. But if you want to have a comprehensive idea of Hardy's career there are more complete compilations available in the market."
Extraordinaire! la femme francaise est tres grand!
Réagan Lorraine Lavorata | 08/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cette compilation CD est excellente. La musique de Francoise Hardy est romantique, tranuillité et détendante. Elle est la Joni Mitchell de la France! Ses chansons folkloriques des belles années 60 sont grandes pour détendre l'esprit. J'ai été en France et je suis d'héritage français et quand j'étais en France je puis voir pourquoi Mme. Francoise Hardy est tellement très populaire. Son lyrique et sa voix sont simplement magnifiques!"