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  • Audio CD (18 Feb. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Silva Screen
  • ASIN: B0009VBTSW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. 7 Heures Du MatinJacqueline Taieb 2:15£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Je Suis SublimeElizabeth 2:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Des Tigres Et Des MinetsChristine Delaroche 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Je Suis Folle De Tant T'AimerArlette Zola 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. La Porte A CoteChristine Delaroche 2:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. CAFÉ CRÈMEChristine Pilzer 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Et Moi, Et Toi, Et SoieClothilde 1:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. SaperlipopetteClothilde 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. La Ballade Du BossuClothilde 3:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. IdealisationCosette 2:11£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Je Suis La TigresseDelphine Desyeux 2:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. La Journee D'IsabelleIsabelle De Funes 2:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Go HomeJacqueline Perez 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Ce Soir Je M'En VaisJacqueline Taieb 2:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Plus TardKaty David 1:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Palladium The HipLiz Brady 2:30£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Les Yeux DouxOlivia 2:02£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Pourquoi Pas MoiStella 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

1. 7 Heures Du Matin
2. Je Suis Sublime
3. Des Tigres Et Des Minets
4. Je Suis Folle De Tant T'Aimer
5. La Porte A Cote
6. CAF? CR?ME
7. Et Moi, Et Toi, Et Soie
8. Saperlipopette
9. La Ballade Du Bossu
10. Idealisation
11. Je Suis La Tigresse
12. La Journee D'Isabelle
13. Go Home
14. Ce Soir Je M'En Vais
15. Plus Tard
16. Palladium The Hip
17. Les Yeux Doux
18. Pourquoi Pas Moi

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This CD is worth buying purely for the amazing Jacqueline Taieb's "Sept Heures du Matin" alone. In this she sings (in french) about going to school, wishing that Paul McCartney would help her with her english homework, brushing her teeth, and deciding which sweater she's going to wear today. All of this to a magnificent "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone" style backing, and with a line of "my Generation" thrown in for good measure.
Unfortunately the other tracks aren't quite as good, but some of them are still pretty fine e.g. Liz Brady, Elizabeth, Clothilde.
Very entertaining stuff. It's a bit of an acquired taste, but one worth trying to acquire. PS If you get the bug for french pop music look up the "Femmes de Paris" and "Pop a Paris" compilations that were released in France (naturally). These, and many other joys can be found at french amazon - www.amazon.fr. Great fun ordering, especially if, like me your French isn't great.
PS The Jacqueline Taeib track was also recorded in english and titled 7AM. That's how I know what it's about. Surely someone should re-release this!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MD ROBSON on 30 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Soundtrack label Silva Screen goes all 'Paris in the the spring' with a compilation bearing only a passing resemblance to the two Sasha Monett vinyl collections from donkey's years ago. Elizabeth ("Je Suis Sublime"), Cosette ("Idealisation"), Clothilde ("Saperlipopette") and Cleo (Dutronc penned "Et Moi, Et Toi, Et Soie") are all present and sort of correct (the later track is miscredited to Clothilde), but there would be no surprise partie tous les jeunes without Jacqueline Taeib, and the original French versions of UK Fontana 45, "7:00AM" ("7 Heures Du Matin") and "Tonight I'm Going Home" ("Ce Soir Je M'En Vais"). Fans of kitschy wrong-side-of-Eurovision covers will lap up Delphine Desyeux's take on "I'm A Tiger" (the sleevenotes think this version "surpasses the original", but I think it lacks the playful pussy grrrrr that cat lover Lulu gave it) and Katy David's stompy ride through Tony Hatch's "Call Me" ("Plus Tard"- recalling Lulu's (we meet again) beaty uptempo Decca version rather than the swing of mademoiselle Petula Clark's original). All that's really missing are more informative (and accurate!) sleevenotes. Two paragraphs are wasted on telling us the history of rock 'n' roll; the rest get bogged down in a blurb about 'Ye-Ye' - which really isn't present in abundance here - and mentioning girls who aren't on the compilation anyway. Never mind. Take the sublime Elizabeth's advice and have this CD as the perfect soundtrack next time you're caught eating croissants in the bath.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bernard H. Christ on 13 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
My rating isn't for the music: there are some fine ye ye songs on here. It's because 'Swinging Mademoiselle' (vols 1 and 2) were compilations that first brought songs such as these together and were a real labour of love. All these tracks are available on the plethora of French 60s girls comps available elsewhere and I think it's just incredibly cynical to steal the name of the compilation series that started off the whole revival in French 60s pop in the hope no one will notice the difference.

I would suggest scouring the internet for the original volumes (sadly not available on amazon) and give this a wide berth.
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By Jason on 1 May 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These twin albums of 1960s French pop music were a really welcome discovery. I am not a big fan of conventional 1960s music, but this is a very different matter.

The overall quality of the songs is surprisingly good. Variety is combined with stylistic consistency. The compilers have resisted the temptation to throw together any old songs that just happen to be French, from the 1960s and sung by women. There are very few household names, and a refreshing absence of the soulful crooning that was popular in those days.

Instead, this is "ye-ye" - pure, vibrant pop. But that doesn't mean it is frothy and superficial. These French girls sound cool and sassy. Their songs are often witty, and some of them are haunting masterpieces.

A previous reviewer has given these albums one star simply because they borrow from previous compilations (now hard to get hold of and very pricey!) But considering how few people know these singers today, can one really complain about anybody giving them the homage, and the wider audience, they deserve?
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Amazon.com: 10 reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Great stuff, but there are better comps out there 6 Nov. 2005
By Raymond Tucker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was sorely disappointed with this collection which had bootleg sound quality (vinyl pops etc) and practically no info whatsover regarding these artists. There is even one track credited to Clothilde, which was actually by Cleo. Though they are out of print and much harder to find, I'd recommend that you pass this up and seek out the 2 original vinyl only Swinging Mademoiselle compilations issued on Sasha Monnett records (which also appears to have been the source for at least one of the tracks included here) or any of the 6 CD volumes of Ultra Chicks.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Just for the record 24 Jan. 2006
By Pink Frankenstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The title of this compilation is a rip off of an earlier and superior compilation by Sasha Monet entiitled Swinging Mademoiselle. Yes the music on this is good, but the unoriginality of this comp is a turn off. On top of that there is wrong information: "Et moi, et toi, et soie" is not a song by Clothilde but by Cleo (a song written by Dutronc and prior to his own hit "Et moi, et moi, et moi." Also, it is Jacqueline Taieb not Tajeb. So as you can see there is something not right here.

But, due to the unavaiability of superior comps, this one will have to do.

This collection is of music that 95% of French people do not know nor have ever heard of though it is superior to non-Franco ears than a lot of the big stars of the day. This stuff was churned out by music industry factory of the 60s that had just found that there was a market for "new music." With the exception of Taieb, Stella, Pilzer and Clothilde the girls no this comp did not write their own songs or had much say in how the material was produced.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great music, lame compilation 4 July 2007
By Bébé Requin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Annoyingly, this brazenly rips off the title of the well-known - and much more lovingly compiled - Swinging Mademoiselle compilations. Everything about it is as unoriginal and careless as the borrowed title, from the songs attributed to the wrong artists to the generic, uninformative liner notes. Not to mention that every track is available on other compilations. A listless attempt to cash in on a trend and others' good taste and hard work.

Yes, the music itself is wonderful, but instead go for the superior Femmes De Paris and Pop A Paris compilations, or try to track down the original Swinging Mademoiselle or Ultra Chicks comps, as a previous reviewer suggested.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Nice Surprise! 26 Dec. 2005
By V.C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I first found this CD in the French music section I thought this would be a cheesy, cheap, and bad compilation with a poor quality of music. But to my surprise, I found it to be one of the most catchy and melodic French albums I've ever heard. And to think that this is from the 60's! Of course, this album makes me think of the glory days of pop when the Beatles took over the music world, but at the same time it opened me up to a more fresh side to France and French music that I never thought of before. Every song is as catchy, playful, innocent, and sexy as the next. Even though there seems to be very little information about these "ye-ye girls" (the most popular was Brigette Bardot), listening to these songs makes me want to know more about them---and if I can't, simply treasure the gems they've made during the glory days of 60's pop. I can't wait to show this to my French teacher and see what she thinks about it, I bet she will even be surprised at this wonderful treat! If you are into 60's pop music, then surely you will like this album even if you may not be a fan of the French language or can't understand French in general.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
French Bubblegum Pop Rock - Sound Quality Iffy 23 Mar. 2006
By KC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While the Amazon reviewer called them yeh-yeh girls - which I think of as more folk-pop, the tracks on here are mostly all of the bubblegum pop rock variety - nothing wrong with that if that's what you want but if you're looking for yeh-yeh songs, you'll be disappointed.

The sound quality also leaves a lot to be desired but since there's not a lot of these songs in print avaialble in the US, these will do for now.

If you prefer your French pop more of the Power Pop/Rock variety, you'll be very happy with "Femmes De Paris V.1" The two collections share 3 tracks and the sound quality is WAY WAY better on the Femmes De Paris V.1 CD.

It's still fun and as promised, it is "groovy.' Sound quality could be better.
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