Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Et Si Je M'en Vais Avant Toi
Genres: World Music, Pop
Import only CD version of the French-pop superstar's 1972 album. Temporarily sidestepping her familiar 'French Pop' sound in favor of a country-blues flavored feel, Hardy pens most of the laid-back mellow rock tracks hers... more »
Import only CD version of the French-pop superstar's 1972 album. Temporarily sidestepping her familiar 'French Pop' sound in favor of a country-blues flavored feel, Hardy pens most of the laid-back mellow rock tracks herself. Although different to many of her releases, this is just as enjoyable as anything she's done before or since. Includes 'Cafard' and the gorgeous 'Bowm Bowm Bowm'. EMI.
And If I Only Brought One Album With Me...
T. J Mitchell | Chicago, IL United States | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've recently been listening to nothing but Francoise Hardy and am a bit miffed as to why she is not better known in the states, especially when her prolific output includes this masterpiece. Better known in Europe during the "ye ye" days of the 1960s, Francoise reinvents her more pop oriented image with this straight rocker. Every track comes across with an earthiness that was less prevalent on her earlier, more orchestrated work. "Pardon," an apology to friends for being preoccupied while dreaming about her lover, has a pure, upbeat charm complete with rockabilly riffs and piano. Its tone is so cheerful one gets the impression, quite comically, that she's not really sorry at all. "La Berlue" is a little honky tonk number that is well balanced by Francoise's gorgeous vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Everly Brothers. "Bruit de Fond" is a beautiful, plaintive ballad about a communicationally challenged relationship; a gem that might have belonged on Exile On Main Street if only Mick Jagger's voice sounded so sweet. "Le Soir" is also a showcase for her impeccable vocal phrasings. But Francoise really saves her best for last with "Bowm Bowm Bowm," a mellow remnant of the psychedelic era followed up by title track which is folk rock at its most brilliant. In short, anyone who appreciates raw, catchy melody would be hard pressed to keep this disc from spinning."
Ms. Hardy does it all!!
Sugar1000 | NYC | 05/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is simply put, Francoise Hardy's take on the folk/countryish music that was popular in the 70's. Like a French country record, in the vain of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Francoise really makes an amazing record that most anyone would love."
Took a while to get into but....
G. Mobey | Atlanta, Georgia United States | 02/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a Francoise Hardy fan of her Vogue Years, I bought this album on spec. At first I thought it was just ok, but once I got used to this departure from her usual style... I think it is a beautiful album. I love "Pardon" in particular. Ms Hardy was my inspiration to learn French.
Pour votre belle musique..Merci Francoise!