Les Fleurs du mal (Léo Ferré album)

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Les Fleurs du mal
Studio album by Léo Ferré
Released 1957
Recorded march 21, 22, 27, 1957
Pathé Magellan Studio, Paris (France)
Genre Chanson
Length 35:53
Label Odeon Records (1957)
La Mémoire et la Mer (2008)
Léo Ferré chronology
Les Fleurs du mal
(1957)
La Chanson du mal-aimé
(1957)

Les Fleurs du mal (English: "The Flowers of Evil") is an album by Léo Ferré, released in 1957 by Odeon Records. It is his first LP dedicated to a poet and this is the first time in popular music history a whole album is decicated to a dead poet. Léo Ferré has set Baudelaire into music two more times : in 1967 with double album Léo Ferré chante Baudelaire, and with unfinished project Les Fleurs du mal (suite et fin), recorded in 1977 but posthumously released in 2008.

History[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Texts by Charles Baudelaire. Music composed by Léo Ferré.

Original LP
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Harmonie du soir" (Evening Harmony) 2:56
2. "Le serpent qui danse" (The Dancing Serpent) 2:51
3. "Les Hiboux" (The Owls) 2:54
4. "Le Léthé" (Lethe) 3:56
5. "Le Revenant" (The Ghost) 2:01
6. "La Mort des amants" (The Death of Lovers) 3:51
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "L'Invitation au voyage" (Invitation to the Voyage) 3:39
8. "Les Métamorphoses du vampire" (The Vampire's Metamorphoses) 3:14
9. "À celle qui est trop gaie" (To She Who Is Too Gay) 3:54
10. "La Vie antérieure" (Past Life) 3:21
11. "La Pipe" (The Pipe) 1:22
12. "Brumes et pluies" (Mists and Rains) 1:58

Personnel[edit]