Françoise Hardy (1963 album)

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Le premier bonheur du jour
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Studio album by Françoise Hardy
Released October 1963 (France)
Recorded Studio Vogue
Villetaneuse, France
Genre French pop
Length 26:00
Language French
Label Disques Vogue
Producer Jacques Wolfsohn
Françoise Hardy chronology
Tous les garçons et les filles
(1962)
Le premier bonheur du jour
(1963)
Françoise Hardy canta per voi in italiano
(1963)
Alternative cover
English cover (1964)

Françoise Hardy is the second studio album of the French popular singer Françoise Hardy, released in October 1963 on LP by French label Disques Vogue (FH 1). Like of Hardy's earlier album, the album was released with no title, except for her name on the cover, and this album colloquially become known by the title of its most successful song, "Le Premier Bonheur du jour" ("The First Joy of the Day").

The Brazilian band Os Mutantes later covered "Le premier bonheur du jour" on their debut 1968 album, and decades lateron the 2014 album Dream a Little Dream by Pink Martini and The von Trapps.

Track listing[edit]

Except as noted, lyrics and music were written by Françoise Hardy.

  1. "Le Premier Bonheur du jour" – 1:53
    Lyrics by: Franck Gérald
    Music written by: Jean Renard
  2. "Va pas prendre un tambour" – 2:50
    Lyrics by: Maurice Vidalin
    Music written by: Jacques Dutronc
  3. "Saurai-je?" – 2:05
  4. "Toi je ne t'oublierai pas" – 2:24
    Lyrics by: André Salvet and Claude Carrère
    Music written by: Jean-Pierre Bourtayre
  5. "Avant de t'en aller" – 1:57
    Original title: "Think About It"
    Lyrics and music by: Paul Anka
    First performed by: Paul Anka, 1963
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  6. "Comme tant d'autres" – 2:35
  7. "J'aurais voulu" – 2:10
  8. "Nous tous" – 1:43
  9. "L'Amour d'un garçon" – 2:10
    Original title: "The Love of a Boy"
    Lyrics by: Hal David
    Music written by: Burt Bacharach
    First performed by: Timi Yuro, 1962[1]
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy
  10. "Le sais-tu ?" – 1:44
  11. "L'Amour ne dure pas toujours" – 1:45
  12. "On dit de lui" – 2:42’’
    Original title: "It's Gonna Take Me Some Time"
    Lyrics and music written by: Christopher, Sterling, Temkin
    First performed by: Connie Francis, 1962[2]
    French adaptation by: Françoise Hardy[3]

Editions[edit]

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

Reissues on CD[edit]

Reissue on 180g Vinyl[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Published as a single, SP Liberty Records US (55519), 1962; collected on LP The Best of Timi Yuro, Liberty Records US (7286), 1963, CD The Best of Timi Yuro, EMI Records US (0777-7-80182-23), 1996.
  2. ^ SP MGM (1165), 1962 – LP Sings for Mama, MGM (SE-4294), 1965.
  3. ^ In-between, an instrumental version was recorded by the quintet Les Cyclones: EP Vogue (EPL 8117),1962 (their first 45 was recorded in 1961 under the name El Toro et les Cyclone; the group was then a quartet with guitarist Jacques Dutronc).