Polnareff's

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Polnareff's
Polnareffs.jpg
Studio album by
Released1971
Recorded1971
GenreRock
LabelAZ Disques
Michel Polnareff chronology
Le Bal des Laze
(1968)
Polnareff's
(1971)
Fame à la Mode
(1975)

Polnareff's is an album by Michel Polnareff released in 1971 on AZ Disques. At the time of its release, Polnareff was "one of the most successful musicians in France", according to The Independent.[1] The album reflected some very personal and serious issues for Polnareff, including the suicide of Europe 1 radio director Lucien Morisse, a close friend, to whom the song "Qui a tué grand'maman?" was dedicated.[2] The album was remixed in quadraphonic for release in Japan in 1972.[3] In 1997, the album was first reissued on compact disc by Universal Records, along with his albums Le Bal des Lazes and Love Me, Please Love Me.[4]

Track list[edit]

  1. "Voyages" (M. Polnareff) – 2:52
  2. "Né dans un ice-cream" (J.-L. Dabadie/M. Polnareff) – 3:22
  3. "Petite, petite" (J.-L. Dabadie/M. Polnareff) – 3:20
  4. "Computer's Dream" (M. Polnareff) – 4:16
  5. "Le désert n'est plus en Afrique" (M. Polnareff/M. Polnareff) – 3:04
  6. "Nos mots d'amour" (J.-L. Dabadie/M. Polnareff) – 3:13
  7. "...Mais encore" (M. Polnareff) – 2:15
  8. "Qui a tué grand'maman ?" (M. Polnareff/M. Polnareff) – 2:37
  9. "Monsieur l'Abbé" (M. Polnareff/M. Polnareff) – 3:30
  10. "Hey You Woman" (P. Delanoe/M. Polnareff) – 5:21
  11. "À minuit, à midi" (J.-L. Dabadie/M. Polnareff) – 3:36

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[5]

Thom Jurek of AllMusic described the album as a "psychedelic pop masterpiece", "so bloody well-executed and produced, it cannot be anything but brilliant ... pretentious French psychedelic soul at its most garish and essential."[5]

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Jean-Loup Dabadie – text
  • Pierre Delanoé – text
  • Peter Gallen – assistant
  • Paul Holland – sound recording
  • Anthony King – arranger, orchestra director
  • Barry Kingston – collaboration
  • Jean- Marie Perier – photography
  • François Plassat – illustrations
  • Michel Polnareff – vocals, piano, mellotron, organ, electric piano, guitars, percussions, xylophone, bass, arranger, orchestra director
  • Bill Shepherd – arranger, orchestra director

Releases[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
France 1971 AZ Disques stereo LP STEC 81
Japan 1972 Epic Records Japan SQ quadraphonic LP ECPL-3
1997 Universal Records CD
2003 Universal CD 9809172
2003 Semi-Meridian CD 7841552
2006 Umvd Import CD 784155

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lichfield, John (3 March 2007). "France's ageing pop fans reunited with their exiled hero". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  2. ^ "Polnareff, de Nérac à Bercy" (in French). nouvelobs.com. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  3. ^ "Michel Polnareff – Polnareff's". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. ^ Franck, Par Erikson; Florence Castelnau-Mendel; Sophie Grassin; Martine Lachaud; Gilles Médioni (18 December 1997). "Musique - Albums et coffrets: les choix de L'Express" (in French). L'Express. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  5. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Polnareff's - Michel Polnareff". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 December 2019.