Françoise Hardy (1962 album)

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Françoise Hardy
Studio album by Françoise Hardy
Released November 1962 (France)
Recorded Studio Vogue
Villetaneuse, France
Genre French pop
Length 28:35
Language French
Label Vogue Records
Producer Jacques Wolfsohn
Françoise Hardy chronology
- Françoise Hardy
(1962)
Françoise Hardy
(1963)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Françoise Hardy is the first studio album by the French popular singer Françoise Hardy. Like many of Hardy's earlier albums, it was released with no title, except for her name on the cover. The album has therefore colloquially become known by the title of its most successful song, "Tous les garçons et les filles".

The twelve tracks were also released on three four-track Vogue EP’s in 1962:

  • "J'suis d'accord" / "Tous les garçons et les filles" Contact avec Françoise Hardy Vogue EPL 7967[2]
  • "Ça A Raté" / "Le Temps De L'Amour" / "J'Ai Jeté Mon Cœur" / "C'Est L'Amour Auquel Je Pense" Vogue EPL 8047
  • "La Fille Avec Toi" / "Il Est Tout Pour Moi" / "On Se Plait" / "Ton Meilleur Ami" Vogue EPL 8048

In the United States, the album was released in 1966 under the title The "Yeh-Yeh" Girl From Paris!.

Tracklist[edit]

Except for tracks 4 and 5, all lyrics were written by Françoise Hardy, with music composed by Françoise Hardy and Roger Samyn.[3]

  1. "Tous les garçons et les filles" – 3:08
  2. "Ça a raté" – 2:02
  3. "La fille avec toi" – 2:40
  4. "Oh oh chéri" – 2:22
    Original title: "Uh Oh", with lyrics and music by Bobby Lee Trammell
    First performed by Bobby Lee Trammell in 1958
    French adaptation by Jil and Jan.[4]
  5. "Le temps de l’amour" – 2:27
    Lyrics: Lucien Morisse and André Salvet
    Music: Jacques Dutronc[5]
    First sung by: José Salcy and his Jam’s, 1962.[6]
  6. "Il est tout pour moi" – 1:58
  7. "On se plaît" – 2:09
  8. "Ton meilleur ami" – 2:10
  9. "J’ai jeté mon cœur" – 2:33
  10. "Il est parti un jour" – 1:49
  11. "J’suis d’accord" – 2:05
  12. "C’est à l’amour auquel je pense" – 3:10

Editions[edit]

Argentina: LP Opus (LV 25026), 1965
Australia: LP Vogue (SVL 933.199), 1965
Brazil: LP Mocambo (LP 40206), 1964
Canada: LP Vogue/Trans-Canada Record (LD-600), 1964[7]
France: LP Vogue (LD 600-30), 1962 (first release)
France: CD The "Yeh-Yeh" Girl From Paris!, Vogue/Sony BMG (7 43212 64702), 1995
France: CD (digipak) Tous les garçons et les filles, Sony BMG (7 43217 44332), 2000
Japan: LP Vogue (YX 8037), 1966
South Africa: LP Vogue (VEL 7002), 1965
Taiwan: LP Formosa (FWK-FH), 1966
United Kingdom: LP Pye (NPL 18094), 1964
United States: LP The "Yeh-Yeh" Girl From Paris!, 4 Corners (FCS-4208), 1966

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. Françoise Hardy at Allmusic. Retrieved October 14, 2012. Note: This review is of the American release entitled The "Yeh-Yeh" Girl from Paris!
  2. ^ http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/disque/34160.html Contact avec Françoise Hardy Vogue EPL 7967, debut release
  3. ^ The Yeh-Yeh Girl from Paris!, overview, Allmusic. Accessed on line May 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Pseudonyms of Gilbert Guenet and Jean Setti, cousins of Jacques Wolfsohn; they wrote some successful songs for Johnny Hallyday.
  5. ^ At first entitled "Fort Chabrol", this composition of Dutronc's was first arranged by Dean Norton, for the instrumental group Les Fantômes, to be recorded in 1962 on a Super 45 released by Vogue (EPL 7 918 EP) : Le Diable en personne (Shakin’ All Over), Golden Earrings, Fort Chabrol, Original Twist Guitar.
  6. ^ SP Vogue (EPL 7966) : Barbara, Par le bout du Nez, Ray Charles, Le Temps de l'amour (Fort Chabrol).
  7. ^ The songs "La fille avec toi" and "Il est parti un jour" are not recorded on this edition.