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Francoise Hardy La Collection 62-66
Françoise Hardy
Francoise Hardy La Collection 62-66
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
Delicious European only six CD box set includes rare albums from her years on Vogue Records (1962-66.) All discs are packaged in mini LP sleeves with the original artwork while the discs themselves are pressed on black 'vi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Françoise Hardy
Title: Francoise Hardy La Collection 62-66
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Bmg Europe
Release Date: 10/20/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaCD Credits: 6
UPC: 886975624621

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Delicious European only six CD box set includes rare albums from her years on Vogue Records (1962-66.) All discs are packaged in mini LP sleeves with the original artwork while the discs themselves are pressed on black 'vinyl-like' CD's! Albums include; Tous Les Gar?ons Et Les Filles (long out of print on CD), In English (first time on CD and includes three bonus tracks), Le Premier Bonheur du Jour (first time on CD), Mon Amie La Rose (with seven exclusive bonus tracks), Ce Petit Coeur (long out of print on CD and includes five bonus tracks) and La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi (long out of print on CD and includes two bonus tracks). Sony. 2009.
 

CD Reviews

Essential collection for fans of FH
a music fan | Portland, OR United States | 12/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Despite reports of the imminent death of the CD format, 2009 has been an amazing year for CD box sets. The Beatles, Buddy Holly and the 13th Floor Elevators have all finally gotten the CD reissues they deserve, and so have two of the best French pop singers of the 60's.

This collection contains Françoise Hardy's first six albums, released on the Vogue label between 1962 and 1966, plus bonus tracks from her EPs of the same period. There are a few songs missing that really should have been included as bonus tracks (such as her fantastic version of Catch a Falling Star) and it would have been nice to get some unreleased material, but for the most part, this is the collection that FH fans have been waiting for.

Here's the track list (bonus tracks are indicated by *):

CD 1 / Tous les garçons et les filles

1. Tous les garçons et les filles
2. Ca a raté
3. La fille avec toi
4. Oh oh chéri
5. Le temps de l'amour
6. Il est tout pour moi
7. On se plait
8. Ton meilleur ami
9. J'ai jeté mon coeur
10. Il est parti un jour
11. J'suis d'accord
12. C'est à l'amour auquel je pense

CD 2 / Le premier bonheur du jour

1. Le premier bonheur du jour
2. Va pas prendre un tambour
3. Saurai-je
4. Toi je ne t'oublierai pas
5. Avant de t'en aller
6. Comme tant d'autres
7. J'aurai voulu
8. Nous tous
9. L'amour d'un garçon
10. Le sais-tu ?
11. L'amour ne dure pas toujours
12. On dit de lui
13. L'amour s'en va *
14. Je pense à lui *
15. Qui aime-t'il vraiment ? *
16. Bien longtemps *

CD 3 / Mon amie la rose

1. Je veux qu'il revienne
2. Tu n'as qu'un mot à dire
3. Tu ne dis rien
4. Et même (version 2)
5. Pourtant tu m'aimes
6. Pars
7. Je n'attends plus personne
8. La nuit est sur la ville
9. Pas gentille
10. Dans le monde entier
11. Nous étions amies
12. Mon amie la rose
13. Jaloux *
14. On se quitte toujours *
15. C'est la première fois *
16. Et même (version 1) *
17. Tout me ramène à toi *
18. C'est le passé *
19. Apprends-le moi *

CD 4 / L'amitié

1. Ce petit coeur
2. Il se fait tard
3. Tout ce qu'on dit
4. L'amitié
5. En t'attendant
6. Je t'aime
7. Non ce n'est pas un rêve
8. Quel mal y a-t'il à ça ?
9. Tu peux bien
10. Le temps des souvenirs
11. Je pensais
12. Dis-lui non
13. Tu es venu à moi *
14. Son amour s'est endormi *
15. J'ai bien du chagrin *
16. Tu ne m'attendras pas *
17. Bout de lune *

CD 5 / La maison où j'ai grandi

1. Je changerais d'avis
2. Si c'est ça
3. Rendez-vous d'automne
4. Je serai là pour toi
5. Peut-être que je t'aime
6. Il est des choses
7. Comme
8. Mes jours s'en vont
9. Qu'ils sont heureux
10. Surtout ne vous retournez pas
11. Tu es un peu à moi
12. La maison où j'ai grandi
13. Tu verras *
14. Je ne suis là pour personne *

CD 6 / In English

1. This little heart (ce petit coeur)
2. All over the world (dans le monde entier)
3. However much (et même)
4. It's getting late (il se fait tard)
5. Only friends (ton meilleur ami)
6. Say it now (dis-lui non)
7. Just call and i'll be there (le temps des souvenirs)
8. The rose (mon amie la rose)
9. Only you can do it (je veux qu'il revienne)
10. It's my heart (tu peux bien)
11. Another place (la nuit est sur la ville)
12. Autumn rendez-vous (rendez-vous d'automne)
13. You just have to say the word (tu n'as qu'un mot à dire) *
14. I will change my life (je changerais d'avis) *
15. So many friends (l'amitié) *

Also released recently is Jacques Dutronc's collection Les Années Vogue, covering his earliest -- and best -- albums."
A Talent In Embryo
Lloyd J. Peasley | Australia | 02/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The packaging is excellent: a nifty little box containing the six CD-albums, each in a scaled-down replica of the individual vinyl album-cover (complete with cardboard inner-sleeve) as well as an informative booklet - only in French, please note - giving details about each album and placing it in its historical context. However, the problem with this kind of packaging is that each CD only contains around 30 minutes of music - even those with a number of bonus tracks. In fact, the entire collection could've been easily contained on three CD's.

The sound is also extraordinarily vivid, much more so than on the single-disc compilation I have of some of the same songs. This is no rushed mastering-job: it's clearly designed to be the definitive version of this material.

As for the music, it's highly melodic and romantic 60's-pop with a penchant for swaying 6/8 rhythms and delicious melancholy but I feel it's let down by Hardy's singing, especially on the earlier albums. While her voice is always sweet and melodic, it's under-characterized. In fact, the only thing stopping it from being insipid is the sense that there's a real talent just waiting to emerge - a belief that would be amply confirmed by some of her later albums. Here, however, while she's superb when the material requires delicacy and reserve she is severely wanting when the songs call for projection and drama. Her voice gradually acquired more character and personality over the years and reached its fruition on the great trio of albums, "Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp", "Comment Te Dire Adieu", and "La Question" a few years later. And I'd direct any newcomer to Hardy's music to those luscious albums first before examining the juvenilia on this collection. For rabid Hardy-fans, however, I'd suggest this box will be an essential purchase. The sound and packaging are first-rate."