Françoise Hardy (1968 album)

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Françoise Hardy
Studio album by Françoise Hardy
Released November 1, 1968 (France)
Recorded Studio CBE, Paris, France
Genre French pop
Length 31:14
Language French
Label Disques Vogue
Producer Asparagus Production
Françoise Hardy
Jacques Wolfsohn
Léon Cabat
Françoise Hardy chronology
En anglais
(1968)En anglais1968
Françoise Hardy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Françoise Hardy is a 1968 studio album by French pop singer Françoise Hardy. It was released in France in December 1968, on LP, Production Asparagus/Disques Vogue/Vogue international industries (CLD 728). Published without title, except for Hardy's name on the cover, it has become also known by the name of the most successful song on the album, "Comment te dire adieu" ("How to Say Goodbye to You").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Comment te dire adieu" – 2:26
    Original title: "It Hurts to Say Goodbye"
    Lyrics by: Arnold Goland
    Music written by: Jack Gold
    First performed by: Margaret Whiting, 1966[2]
    Also performed by its composer as Jack Gold Orchestra, 1969 [3]
    French adaptation and arrangement by: Serge Gainsbourg
    Accompanist: Jean-Pierre Sabar
  2. "Où va la chance ?" – 3:14
    Original title: "There But for Fortune"
    Lyrics and music written by: Phil Ochs
    First performed by: Joan Baez, 1964
    French adaptation by: Eddy Marnay
    Accompanist: Arthur Greenslade
  3. "L’anamour" – 2:14
    Lyrics and music written by: Serge Gainsbourg
    Accompanist: Mike Vickers
  4. "Suzanne" – 3:08
    Lyrics and music by: Leonard Cohen (English version)
    First performed by: Judy Collins, 1966
    French adaptation by: Graeme Allwright
    First performed by: Graeme Allwright, 1967
    Accompanist: John Cameron
  5. "Il n’y a pas d’amour heureux" – 2:21
    Lyrics: poem by Louis Aragon
    Music written by: Georges Brassens
    First performed by: Georges Brassens, 1953
    Accompanist: Jean-Pierre Sabar
  6. "La mésange" – 2:16
    Original title: "Sabiá"
    Lyrics by: Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Music written by: Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque de Holanda
    First performed by: Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1968
    French adaptation by: Frank Gerald
    Accompanist: Mike Vickers
  7. "Parlez-moi de lui" – 2:37
    Original title: "The Way of Love"
    Lyrics by: Al Stillman
    Music written by: Jack Diéval
    First performed by: Kathy Kirby, 1965
    French adaptation by: Michel Rivgauche
    First performed by: Michèle Arnaud and Dalida, 1966
    Accompanist: Arthur Greenslade
  8. "À quoi ça sert ?" – 3:31
    Lyrics and music written by: Françoise Hardy
    Accompanist: Jean-Pierre Sabar
  9. "Il vaut mieux une petite maison dans la main, qu’un grand château dans les nuages" – 2:23
    Lyrics by: Jean-Max Rivière
    Music written by: Gérard Bourgeois
    Accompanist: John Cameron
  10. "La rue des cœurs perdus" – 2:07
    Original title: "Lonesome Town"
    Lyrics and music written by: Baker Knight
    First performed by: Ricky Nelson, 1958
    French adaptation by: Pierre Delanoë
    First performed by: Richard Anthony, 1959
    Accompanist: Arthur Greenslade
  11. "Étonnez-moi Benoît...!" – 3:03
    Lyrics by: Patrick Modiano
    Music written by: Hugues de Courson
    Accompanist: John Cameron
  12. "La mer, les étoiles et le vent" – 1:51
    Lyrics and music written by: Françoise Hardy
    Accompanist: John Cameron


LP records: first editions in the English-speaking world[edit]

Reissue on CD[edit]

Notes and references[edit]