Les Fleurs du mal (Léo Ferré album)

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Les Fleurs du mal
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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)La Chanson du mal-aimé1957

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.

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Track listing[edit]

Texts by Charles Baudelaire. Music composed by Léo Ferré.

Original LP
Side one
No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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

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