Mon amie la rose (album)

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Mon amie la rose
Studio album by Françoise Hardy
Released October 1964 (France)
Recorded Studio Pye
London, United Kingdom
Genre French pop
Length 29:24
Language French
Label Disques Vogue
Producer Jacques Wolfsohn
Françoise Hardy chronology
Françoise Hardy canta per voi in italiano
Mon amie la rose
In Deutschland
Alternative covers
Ausralian & New Zealander cover (1965)
American cover (1966)

Mon amie la rose is a studio album of 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, but has become known by the title of the most successful song on the album, "Mon amie la rose". In Australia and New Zealand, the album was titled Fantastic Françoise (Vogue, 1965). In the US, the album was released as Maid in Paris (4 corners of the world, 1966).

In 1964, Hardy recorded an English version of "Dans le monde entier", titled "All Over the World". In 1965, this reached the Top 20 in the United Kingdom, remaining there for 15 weeks. In the Anglophone world, this may be Hardy's best-known song.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Except as noted, lyrics and music were written by Hardy.[2] She is accompanied by the Charles Blackwell orchestra, except for the song "Pourtant tu m’aimes", where she is accompanied by Mickey Baker.

  1. "Je veux qu’il revienne" – 2:41
    Original title: "Only You Can Do It"
    Lyrics and music written by: B. Well (Charles Blackwell)
    First performed by: The Vernons Girls, 1964
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  2. "Tu n’as qu’un mot à dire" – 2:42
  3. "Tu ne dis rien" – 2:15
  4. "Et même" – 2:00
  5. "Pourtant tu m’aimes" – 2:21
    Original title: "I Still Love Him"
    Lyrics by: Jimmy Cross
    Music written by: Johnny Cole
    First performed by: Joys, 1962[3]
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  6. "Pars" – 2:15
  7. "Je n’attends plus personne" – 3:09
    Original title: "Non aspetto nessuno"
    Lyrics by: Maccia
    Music written by: Antonio Ciacci
    First performed by: Little Tony, October 1964
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  8. "La nuit est sur la ville" – 2:17
  9. "Pas gentille" – 2:20
    Original title: "Bad Boy"
    Lyrics and music written by: Marty Wilde[4]
    First performed by: Marty Wilde, December 1959
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  10. "Dans le monde entier" – 2:31
  11. "Nous étions amies" – 2:35
    Original title: "Eravamo amici"
    Lyrics by: Rossi
    Music written by: C. Combo
    First performed by: Dino, October 1964
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  12. "Mon amie la rose" – 2:17
    Lyrics by: Cécile Caulier
    Music written by: Cécile Caulier and Jacques Lacombe

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ All Over the World, review, Allmusic. Accessed on line May 7, 2009.
  2. ^ Françoise Hardy (1964), overview, Allmusic. Accessed on line May 7, 2009.
  3. ^ SP Valiant (6042) US.
  4. ^ Father of the singer Kim Wilde.