L'Espoir (album)

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L'Espoir
Studio album by Léo Ferré
Released january 1974
Recorded january 1974
Barclay Studio, Paris (France)
Genre Chanson, Symphonic
Length 40:51
Label Barclay Records
Léo Ferré chronology
Et... basta !
(1973)
L'Espoir
(1974)
Ferré muet...
(1975)
Singles from L'Espoir
  1. "Je t'aimais bien, tu sais"
    Released: 1973
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L'Espoir (English: Hope) is an album by Léo Ferré released in 1974 by Barclay Records.

History[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written, composed, arranged and directed by Léo Ferré, except Marie, whose text is written by Guillaume Apollinaire.

Original LP
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "L'Espoir" (Hope) 6:22
2. "La Damnation" (Damnation) 5:00
3. "Les Oiseaux du malheur" (Birds of Misfortune) 3:01
4. "Je t'aimais bien, tu sais..." (I Liked You, you know...) 5:09
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Les Amants tristes" (Sad Lovers) 10:25
6. "Les Étrangers" (Strangers) 6:14
7. "Les Souvenirs" (Memories) 4:44

Since 2003, CD reissues add song Marie as a bonus track to the original album. This song was originally B-side of 12-inch single Je t'aimais bien, tu sais, released in 1973.

No. Title Length
8. "Marie"   4:25
Total length:
45:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Janine de Waleyne: vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
  • Ivry Gitlis: violin (track 6)
  • The orchestra consists of session musicians hired for the recording.

Production[edit]

  • Arranger & conductor: Léo Ferré
  • Engineering: ?
  • Executive producer: Richard Marsan