Restored to the original mono mixes
180-gram vinyl, deluxe Stoughton Printing jacket
New liner notes by Kieron Tyler, interview with Hardy
Well known are the cool, glamorous French yé-yé girls of the 1960s, but one of them stands out from the pack: Francoise Hardy. With her brunette hair and alluring bangs, she was one of the few girls at the time who wrote her own songs, and she did so from a place of depth and subtlety. She was a muse to the likes of Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and husband Jacques Dutronc, but Hardy was wary of fame, perferring privacy and modesty.
Between 1963 and 1966, Hardy released one French language album annually. Each was eponymously titled and each was collected ffrom a series of contemporary four track, seven-inch picture sleeve EPs — known in France as le super 45. In them, we see the maturing of one of the decade's most singular talents-a pop singer with the heart of a chanteuse, a singer-songwriter in an age before such a thing was known, and a style icon.
In this album’s title track, Hardy sings about being a soul in torment, and this is the Hardy that emerges — a complicated, pensive outsider, part pop singer, part chanteuse, and utterly unique.
And she will forever personify a particularly French brand of cool.
|1. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles|
|2. Ça A Raté|
|3. La Fille Avec Toi|
|4. Oh Oh Chéri|
|5. Le Temps De L'amour|
|6. Il Est Tout Pour Moi|
|7. On Se Plait|
|8. Ton Meilleur Ami|
|9. J'ai Jeté Mon Coeur|
|10. Il Est Parti Un Jour|
|11. J'Suis D'Accord|
|12. C'Est À L'Amour Auquel Je Pense|