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TRES CHIC Various Artist CD  

TRES CHIC! Various Artist. CD. 1. On M'a Toujours Dit - Annie Philippe 2. Ecoutez - Elsa 3. J'ai Des Problèmes Décidément - Violaine 4. Hymne Au Soleil - Pussy Cat 5. Attends Ou Va-T'en - France Gall 6. Comment Te Dire Adieu - Françoise Hardy 7. Tomorrow Is Another Day - Gillian Hills 8. Bravo - Jacqueline Taïeb 9. Au Risque De Te Déplaire - Marie-Blanche Vergne 10. Le Même Jour - Valerie Lagrange 11. Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut - Gillian Hills 12. Je Danse Donc Je Suis - Brigitte Bardot 13. La Fermeture-Éclair - Delphine 14. Pas De Taxi - Annie Philippe 15. Look At Them - Gillian Hills 16. Jazz À Gogo - France Gall 17. Ce N'est Pas Une Vie - Pussy Cat 18. 7 Am - Jacqueline Taïeb 19. Il Voyage - Françoise Hardy 20. Il N a Que Des Chansons - Violaine 21. Sans Avoir Rien Donné - Anne Kern 22. Les Papillons Noirs - Michèle Arnaud 23. Comme Tu Es Jeune - Liz Brady 24. Sous Le Soleil Exactement - Anna Karina Très Chic!” is the much-anticipated sequel to “C’est Chic!”, our recent celebration of the yé-yé girls of 1960s France. Here are things you need to know about ten of the tracks: Gillian Hills, cover girl of the CD version, is best known in the UK as an actress (Beat Girl, Blow Up etc) but she enjoyed a prolific recording career in France. ‘Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut’ is from her 13th and final French EP. Actress Anna Karina, who graces the cover of the LP version, also enjoyed a parallel career as a recording artist. Penned by Serge Gainsbourg, the Shangri-Las-influenced ‘Sous Le Soleil Exactement’ is from the TV musical Anna. ‘Comment Te Dire Adieu’ is from the 27th of Francoise Hardy’s 29 Vogue EPs. Multi-lingual Françoise also recorded the song in Italian and German, but never in English. Shame. It was rare for a French artist of the 1960s to record in English, or release a record in the UK. Jacqueline Taïeb was one of the few to do both with the ultra-collectable ‘7 AM’, a translation of her celebrated ‘7 Heures Du Matin’. Although she recorded some great up-tempo numbers, dramatic Timi Yuro-esque ballads were the real forte of Liz Brady. ‘Comme Tu Es Jeune’ is a superb example from her debut EP. Evelyne Courtois started out in all-girl band Les Petites Souris. In honour of Bacharach and David’s song, she re-emerged as Pussy Cat with a trio of solo EPs notable for her penchant for covering tunes by male groups. Delphine’s sitar-driven ‘La Fermeture-Eclair’ is a Franco-version of We The People’s ‘In The Past’. Curiously, she didn’t just cover the song, but borrowed the original backing track too. Elsa looked not unlike Cher, and performed in a similar jangly folk rock style too. She also recorded as Nicole Darde (her real name) and with her boyfriend Claude in the duo Arc-en-Ciel. France Gall is the daughter of singer Cécile Berthier and songwriter Robert Gall. ‘Attends Ou Va-T’en’, from her seventh EP, is one of many tremendous numbers written for her by Serge Gainsbourg. Brigitte Bardot’s ‘Je Danse, Donc Je Suis, written by comedian Jean-Claude Massoulier and arranger André Popp, is an example of how a simple rhyming pun can transform an ephemeral ditty into something more cerebral. LP version comes on 180g blue vinyl in heavy duty gatefold cover.

This product was added to our catalogue on Wednesday 26 June, 2013.


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