Françoise Hardy – Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/192 kHz | FLAC & mp3 | Web scans
1979 Epic/Sony Japan 25·3P-78
This is a Japan-only compilation (not to be confused with an earlier album with the same title) which spans Françoise Hardy’s career up until the mid 1970s. The sound, mastering, and pressing quality are all excellent.
My last blog post originally contained a rant, now deleted, about how I will never truly understand the music and culture of Brazil in spite of half a lifetime spent trying. So naturally I decided to follow that with a post of an artist whose language I don’t speak at all, although I still have a dream of learning it, someday, if there’s still time. And I know even less about chanson as a genre. But I know I like Françoise and, like David Bowie apparently, had I been a music fan in the 60s and 70s I probably would have had her poster on the wall and pined after her longingly. Continue reading