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Pop Romantique: French Pop Classics
Various Artists, Françoise Hardy, Magnetic Fields
Pop Romantique: French Pop Classics
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
 
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Collection of new recordings from sophisticated pop artists singing and performing French pop classics, including Ivy, Air with Francoise Hardy, Lloyd Cole, Heavenly, John Wesley Harding, Magnetic Fields and The Apples In ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists, Françoise Hardy, Magnetic Fields, Luna, Lloyd Cole, John Wesley Harding, The Apples In Stereo, Kevin Ayers, Ladybug Transistor, Air
Title: Pop Romantique: French Pop Classics
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Emperor Norton
Original Release Date: 2/23/1999
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Europe, Continental Europe, Easy Listening, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 607217701128

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Collection of new recordings from sophisticated pop artists singing and performing French pop classics, including Ivy, Air with Francoise Hardy, Lloyd Cole, Heavenly, John Wesley Harding, Magnetic Fields and The Apples In Stereo. 12 tracks total. 1999 release.

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BRAVO DOMINIQUE DURAND
04/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE SYNERGY OF COMBINING THE VOICES OF IVY AND FRANCOISE HARDY IS A REFRESHING REINTERPRETATION OF CLASSIC FRENCH SONG."
Promising but uneven collection of a neglected genre
tom.warner@gses.com | Baltimore | 05/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Good idea, especially with Air-Francoise Hardy, Luna, Ivy, the Hang-ups and Godzuki. But I would have liked to have seen April March or Stereolab in here in place of Kevin Ayers, though his track grows on you. FYI: To all the critics of Lloyd Cole who call him gauche for translating Dylan's "If You Got To Go" into French, it's not his fault! Blame Fairport Convention, who did "Si Tu Dois Partir" on their 1968 album "Unhalfbricking." So Cole's actually covering Fairport Convention covering Bob Dylan."
QUELLE SURPRISE!
EriKa | Iceland | 10/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When you can have John Wesley Harding sing Serge Gainsbourg's "Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'En Vais" why do you need anything else? Okay, JW Harding's version is still not Gainsbourg's (which cannot be imitated or surpassed). But this clever arrangement of songs by contemporary artists performing French pop standards is a classic in itself. Air (French band) team with classic French pop star Francoise Hardy to provide a lovely version of "Jeanne". Probably my favourite track here, apart from John Wesley Harding, is Ivy's rendition of "L'anamour". One of my favourite songs anyhow, and Ivy has a very pleasant sound. There were other surprises... like Luna, Magnetic Fields, and other things. I think, if you enjoy, French pop-or any of the bands on the album-this is a must have. An updated, modern version (tribute, even) to the standards of French romantic pop. It was a great treat for me, at least."