Marchand de cailloux

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Marchand de cailloux
Marchand de cailloux.jpg
Studio album by Renaud
Released 1 October 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Rock/Chanson
Length 52:52
Label Virgin Music
Producer Pete Briquette
Renaud chronology
Putain de camion
(1989)Putain de camion1989
Marchand de cailloux
(1991)
Renaud cante el' Nord
(1993)Renaud cante el' Nord1993

Marchand de cailloux is a studio album from French artist Renaud. It was released in 1991 and seen as a return to form after the less positive reviews for the previous album, Putain de camion.[1]

In this album Renaud again takes up socio-political themes. Le Tango des Élus mocks politicians, La ballade nord-irlandaise is a pacifist song evoking the troubles of Northern Ireland (later reprised in 2009's Molly Malone – Balade irlandaise), and 500 connards sur la ligne de départ makes fun of the "morons" who race in the African desert (i.e. the Paris-Dakar Rally[2]), oblivious to the misery surrounding them.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Marchand de cailloux"
  2. "L'aquarium"
  3. "P'tit voleur"
  4. "Olé"
  5. "Les dimanches à la con"
  6. "Dans ton sac"
  7. "Le tango des élus"
  8. "La ballade nord-irlandaise"
  9. "500 connards sur la ligne de départ"
  10. "Tonton"
  11. "Je cruel"
  12. "C'est pas du pipeau"
  13. "Ma chanson leur a pas plu"
  14. "Tant qu'il y aura des ombres"

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]

The album received positive reviews.

"Ma chanson leur a pas plu" had been released on Morgane de toi. Tracks 1 and 3 were included on the 2007 compilation The Meilleur Of Renaud. Track 8 was covered for the tribute album La Bande à Renaud.

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