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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful, 17 May 2013
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Bald Cameraman "Paul" (Christchurch, Dorset) - See all my reviews
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Francoise Hardy's music has pretty much been a soundtrack to my life over the last thirty five years and each album has, in the majority of cases rewarded repeated listening. none more so than this one. Her voice sounds pitch perfect, you can imagine her performing this album in a Parisian nightspot - the musicianship is superb and the choice of songs and arrangements excellent. There are so many quality tracks that it would be churlish to pick one out as being exceptional, that said 'Pourquoi Vous?' is simply beautiful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album, 11 Feb 2014
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With the aid of a good French-English dictionary, I managed to make sense of all the songs except one not written by Hardy, Normandia, which flummoxed me:
‘the salty water of the shore reddens the ocean…’ (Really?) ‘Spring pours the bitter language taught to girls at school, where one loves, marches or dies...’ (Eh? Isn’t march or die the motto of the French Foreign Legion?) ‘Oh weep, my foolish heart, I write to you with the grass and the wind…’ (Ok, I give up)
After concluding that my French simply wasn’t up to it, I was reassured to come across a French critic who found the lyrics of Normandia ‘ambiguous’ and ‘obscure’. Phew! Maybe I’m not so thick after all.
I liked the other songs a lot. They are clever and inventive and more varied melodically than her previous album La Pluie sans Parapluie. All in all, it’s an intriguing album, sung beautifully throughout by Hardy, whose voice at 68 is still sultry and beguiling, while the anguish of unrequited love that pervades many of the songs is tempered with dark humour and gentle self-mockery. It’s interesting to compare this mature album with Ma jeunesse fout le camp, where the 23-year-old (!!) Hardy lamented her lost youth.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anothet lovely Francoise album., 18 Jun 2013
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After 50 years Francoise Hardy is still producing albums that are a joy to listen to. Not many artists today are producing albums that compare favourably to those they released in the 60's.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply her best, 18 April 2013
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D. Hollander (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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Although miss Hardy is getting more fragile, physically spoken, her music has come to a top with l'Amour fou. Yes, the songs are rather sad but there's always some hope that eventually things will get better, as she promises in 'Rendez-vous dans une autre vie'.
What I don't understand is the price: 21 pounds (= 25 euro), while the price in France and the rest of Europe is 12 euro (or less). Can Amazon.uk please explain that difference?

Update: the price for the UK is down to 14 pounds (hurray!), but it's still much too high. On the continent you pay 12 euro's (or less), in the UK 17 euro's. Strange.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Francoise Hardy, 24 May 2013
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E. A. Lane (Sussex) - See all my reviews
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How does she still sound so good after all these years?
Still lovely to listen to. Amazing lady she is.
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