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Ma jeunesse fout l'camp [Import]

Francoise Hardy Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI/Virgin France
  • ASIN: B0000070QF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Mon amour adieu 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. La fin de l'été 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Qui peut dire 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Des ronds dans l'eau 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Il est trop loin 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mais il y a des soirs 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Voilà 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. C'était charmant 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Bonjour Tristesse 22 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the album to listen to while you are reading Bonjour Tristesse. Every track is beautiful and melancholic - total 1960s teenage self indulgence. It should be the sound track to every film by Eric Rohmer. Francoise is young and sensitive and beautiful. And she is alone!
There is no happy love and there is no humour on this CD - Francoise only started to lighten up after this album. But who cares when she sings so charmingly about the end of summer and going to the beach to meet boyfriends who - helas - don't appear!
This album was released in the UK with two of the best tracks missing - buy it now and experience the exquisite pain of young love...
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4.0 out of 5 stars idyllic 16 May 2013
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If i ever find out that late summer in France during the 1960's wasn't exactly like this, i'll be very annoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Te best of the best 12 July 2007
By Aminata
Format:Audio CD
If you are to buy just one Francoise Hardy album buy this. She is at her absolute peak here and it's a proper album, quality all the way through.

Her early songs are beautiful in their simplicity and her work today is a good as ever but this is the one where she couldn't have been better. The title song has been in my brain forever!

Simply magnificent.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Youth 6 May 2001
By Simon Riley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is a must-have for any fan of 60s French pop. Avoiding some of the disingenuous disposability of her earlier "yeh-yeh" era songs and the occasionally maudlin element of her later work, "Ma Jeunesse" is an impressively even album. It captures that wonderful time in French music where the technical strengths of the chanson tradition were able to blend with the best influences in mainstream pop in the UK and US to produce something uniquely of its time. Although many of the songs are tinged with a sense of loss, the sobriety is lifted throughout by the strong melodies, written by Hardy herself and a rich variety of collaborators. The highlight is "Des Ronds Dans L'Eau" from the film "Vivre Pour Vivre", a cascading and haunting tune, beautifully sung by Hardy. Like all great albums, "Ma Jeunesse" never rests on its laurels and continues to twist and turn all the way through to to the wistful "C'etait Charmant". I would recommend it both to aficionados and starters in French pop. Sad though that the genre's period of true greatness was so shortlived.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soft and sensual 30 Jun 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I actually heard Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp as backround music to a love scene in a movie and I had tears streaming down my cheeks by the end of the song. Hardy's voice has a very sensual quality to it - it really gets under your skin. To be played as background music or if you're down - it always seems to enhance the mood and quiet the soul.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Qui Peut Dire" Indeed! 7 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is worth the price for the hard-to-find "Qui Peut Dire," one of the great rock and roll recordings of all time, in any language, in any country, by any artist. Also check out the fine cover version of the song by Outrageous Cherry (also available at Amazon).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NUMBER 6 ORIGINAL IN FRENCH 6 Feb 2004
By alain robert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Even if i prefer the previous opus of 1966,i also like this one that includes electric guitar backgrounds on a few tunes.FRANCOISE's romantism is still ever present throughout ,and she does sound more pop on this one without falling on the rock banana.I have never seen a more beautiful album cover.Does she look fabulous at 23 ? MA JEUNESSE FOUT LE CAMP and VOILA were the hits,but for me LA FIN DE L'ÉTÉ is the absolute clinger.It seems that that tune resumes FRANCOISE's life up to that time.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where pop music rarely goes... 4 Dec 2010
By ewomack - Published on Amazon.com
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Some people have claimed that listening to Françoise Hardy inspired them to learn French. That's very understandable given the rich, tragic and painfully romantic mood of albums like "Ma Jeunesse Fout L'Camp (often translated as "My Youth Slips Away"). Not to mention the poetic lyrics that paint thick pictures of lost love, searching for violets in the woods and the inconsolable and interminable passage of time. No one would call this album a pick-me-up. Even the music itself emanates a feeling of melancholy and longing. Sparse piano and vocals float over layers of thick strings throughout. The album's overall mood was given adequate visual representation on a 1967 episode of "Dim Dam Dom." There a sea of bright orange inflatable mattresses swing in an ineffable breeze, rocking to and fro like a gentle fall day painted by an insane interior designer. Hardy lies sprawled across one of these gelatinous looking beds, mouthing the title song listlessly into the camera. This creates a strange and macabre beauty that compliments lines such as "the rain falling today/erases our footsteps/though the children still have/their heads full of songs/but I don't know any of them." Unlike some of Hardy's earlier albums, often subsumed under the "yé-yé" category, this one delves deeper into growing up and facing the strange absurdity of the world. Welcome to French pop. So those who do learn French will definitely appreciate this album on a deeper level. They will find that it's actually sadder than it sounds. Nonetheless, the music stands on its own, as do Hardy's expressive vocals, which defy translation.

The demeanor doesn't waver much throughout the album's some thirty minutes, with one exception. "Qui Peut Dire" ("Who can say") actually rocks, at least relative to its surrounding tracks. Electric guitar and heavy drums even peek through. But the lyrical themes don't follow the tempo, as the words reveal: "If it is known that the day returns after the night/Who can say if this day will be blue or gray?" and "Because any beginning must have an end/What is changing then dies and is nothing more" (very rough translations). One of Hardy's best tracks ever appears towards the album's end, "Voilà." A roller coaster of crescendos and painful cries of love make the song an almost exhausting listen. Though verging on melodrama, it manages not to stray into that minefield thanks to Hardy's appropriately restrained vocals. Others could easily demolish it with larynx strained outpourings sounding closer to constipation or fake climax (doubtless some already have). Hardy, who also penned this tune, tows the line brilliantly. Though the songs mentioned so far reach out and demand your cochlea's immediate attention, all of the album's songs maintain a consistent quality. No duds here.

Of course the album remains a product of its generation, namely 1960s France. As such, some of it may sound pretentious or overbearing to modern, particularly English-speaking, ears. Some may disparage it with the evil, and thankfully mostly extinct, label "Easy Listening." Well, this music won't please everyone, but it's also not shallow. It likely strives towards "art." Many would argue it succeeds, as the album's prevalent attitude demands a response. Even the musical structure suggests intimacy and introspection. Hardy's lips-to-the-microphone treatment emphasizes this (with heavy reverb often suggesting distance). Many will find themselves automatically reflecting on somber themes as the album plays, its beauty penetrating areas where pop music rarely goes.
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