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Les Chansons D'Amour [CD]

Francoise Hardy Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (28 Sep 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000024NQM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,658 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ce Petit Coeur
2. Il N'y A Pas D'Amour Heureux
3. Mon amie la rose
4. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles
5. L'amitié
6. La maison où j'ai grandi
7. Le temps de l'amour
8. Il Est Des Choses
9. Ma jeunesse fout l'camp
10. Ton Meilleur Ami
11. Voilà
12. Parlami Di Te
13. J'ai Jeté Mon Coeur (I Threw Away My Heart)
14. Autumn Rendez-vous
15. La Tua Mano
16. C'est à l'amour auquel je pense
17. Je ne suis là pour personne
18. Le premier bonheur du jour
19. Comme
20. This Little Heart
See all 22 tracks on this disc

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Compilation of Hardy's Early Years! 17 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Though this is obviously a "cheapo" release with very sparse information about the tracks and the artist, it is actually a pretty well compiled CD of some of Hardy's best early recordings.

Containing most her of biggest hits like "Ce Petite Coeur", "Tous les Garcons et les Filles", "La Maison Ou J'Ai Grandi" and her only British top 20 hit-single "All Over the World", the CD gives a fine introduction to the most melodic and catchy side of Hardy.

A few harder to find tracks have also been included, among those English versions of some of her biggest hits in France.

For those who are not familar with Hardy's Vogue recordings or who just like intelligent 1960's pop, this CD is highly recommended.

If you want more of the same there is double CD called "The Vogue Years" covering her 1962-67 period brilliantly.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Those long hot days of summer 26 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album I reach for when the weather is cracking the pavement! It has such a warm light touch and is one of the best 'feel good' albums you could hope for. Everyone who hears it wants to go and buy a copy.
It doesn't matter in the slightest that most of the tracks are in French, whether you understand them or not, the feeling comes through. Infact, if the whole ablbum was in English it would probably be too syrupy for words.
The simplicity of the tune on Tous Les Garcons (either version on this cd)is one of those catchy numbers that will haunt you for days and you will find yourself humming it at the most embarrassing moments. Others have more depth and do bring back memories of what it was like to feel that young!
This is a great primer for the talent of Francois Hardy, and should give you the incentive to unearth some of her other recordings.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Introduction 1 May 2001
Format:Audio CD
Arguably, this album comprises 22 of Francoise's most beautiful 1960s recordings, including a couple of English/Italian translations, just for good measure. From the pastoral 'Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour', through the playful 'Ce Petit Coeur' to the heart-wrenching 'Voila', this compilation should appeal to any fan of bitter-sweet (though never sickly) love songs. You don't even need to understand French - her voice says it all!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful and haunting songs 26 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I hadn't heard of Francoise Hardy before buying this cd from Amazon.Now I'm surprised everyone hasn't heard of her!Her voice is beautiful and haunting.Memorable lyrics too, such as:
"Ma jeunesse fout le camp" - my youth went away,"Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux" there is no love that's lucky," "J'ai jete
mon coeur" - I threw away my heart " and the lively "Parlami di te" tell me about yourself.This song in Italian shows the quality of Hardy's voice better than any other.I still listen to
the Chansons d'Amour cd two years after buying it.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Une belle fille 23 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
The perfect music to listen to in an empty beachfront cafe near Bayonne and dream of your first kiss with a french girl who perhaps looks a little like Francoise. A beautiful woman and a gentle, naive voice to watch the clouds roll across the sea with.
Whats it all sound like? Well I bet Belle and Sebastien listened to her.
If Nick Drake had met her he would still be writing love songs.
My fave to get down to is Le Temps De L'amour : still gets me wanting to twist.
Sounds like early Cliff and Hank Marvin.
Overall she should have won the Eurovision Song Contest throughout the sixties and been made the official symbol of France.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm surprised this has got such superb reviews and bought it on the strength of these.

I've previously bought Messages Personnels and Comment Te Dire Adieu which have some of the tracks from this album and whilst they're still good on this album, I find them much harsher recordings of the songs. If I'd heard this album first, perhaps I'd have given it 4 or 5 stars too, but having listened to the other recordings of these tracks, I haven't ended up listening to this album beyond the first few attempts. I wouldnn't give it less than 3 stars as it's still a good album, just a disappointing recording of the songs. If you're considering buying this, it may be worth comparing tracks from the other albums in somewhere like HMV where you can hear them both before buying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem 24 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So, I'm reliving that cycle tour of North Normandy, listening to Richard Anthony - and a new star, Francoise Hardy - on a crackling portable, as we progressed to Mont St Michel, in 1963.....and - having (now) purchased Francoise, singing in English the superb album, 'If You Listen', I just had to have The Love Songs, in French.
This must be one of best 'bargain' albums anywhere, for it is packed with the successful 'Tous les Garcons.....' as well as all manner of delicious offerings.....and here is the voice, that can make you smile or shed tears in equal measure, folded into wonderful arrangements....
Included are the French version of 'If We are only Friends', the collection topped off by 'All Over The World' the original hit in English....all so magnificent....just beautiful !
If you don't have it - for goodness sake, do yourself a big favour....buy it...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD for Husbands Birthday 22 Jun 2011
By Belinda
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My husband has been carrying around an old tatty cassette of Francoise Hardy for over twenty years, but did not know her name. He played it in the car - with many crackles!! as it was a home recorded version. I heard the interview of Francoise on Radio 4 and realised i now had a name to the voice.I Looked on Amazon and found a large selection of her CDs. This one I bought for his Birthday and it is excellent. No more crackley old cassette.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Rien !
Rien, strictement rien comparée à Barbara ! Hardy était une piètre musicienne et sait très bien qu'elle est très en-dessous de Barbara et... Read more
Published 1 month ago by christian le gall
4.0 out of 5 stars Very 60s, in a good way
I bought this after a programme on Radio 4 about Francoise Hardy and this was just the thing to aquaint me with her work
Published 3 months ago by Mr. N. P. Tompkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Je t'aime Francois Hardy
There are a few songs in English (which are really good) but it is the French ones which are really sweet and melodic. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ward-Minter
4.0 out of 5 stars What a voice
I have been a fan of Francoise Hardy for over 50 years now and still get shivers up my spine when I hear the puriyu of that voice. Read more
Published 9 months ago by P. Trapp
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Francoise!
She is revising my french and I am enjoying every minute of it. Lovely melodies and what a voice. The only track I am not keen on is sung in Italian.
Published 11 months ago by Old Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Les Chansons D'Amour By Francoise Hardy
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This CD will take you straight back to the 1960's.
She has a memorable innocence to her voice or had back then!
Published 16 months ago by T Goodwin
4.0 out of 5 stars really nice french pop
i really like francoises voice she may have a small range but she puts over these songs well
simple backings enjoyable to listen to. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. Aa James
5.0 out of 5 stars makes you think you can speak french
nice singing for a french chick, have a friend heard the album at his place and decided I would like a copy.
Published 18 months ago by i.am, painter
3.0 out of 5 stars Summer listening
I bought this CD as part of a revamp of my in-car CD selection. I enjoyed listening to it but can't honestly say that it's become one of my favourites. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars Still sounds fresh
This is a singer whose voice still sounds very contemporary nearly 50 years after some of these tracks were first recorded. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2012 by Bookie
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