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Parenthèses

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All Music Guide - J. Scott McClintock
French teen idol and pop icon Françoise Hardy returned to record shelves in 2006 with Parenthèses, a collection of 12 duets. Longtime collaborators like Henri Salvador and husband Jacques Dutronc join some up-and-comers to offer up a slew of some of Hardy's favorites. Among the selections, the intimate and lilting duet with Dutronc, the eerie "My Beautiful Demon" with Ben Christophers and "Le Fou de la Reine" with the perpetually smooth Henri Salvador are highlights. Keeping production tricks and mixing slick-ery to a tasteful minimum, Hardy manages to capture quite a bit of the magic that made earlier efforts like 1971's Question so uncluttered and engaging. Even ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Scott McClintock
French teen idol and pop icon Françoise Hardy returned to record shelves in 2006 with Parenthèses, a collection of 12 duets. Longtime collaborators like Henri Salvador and husband Jacques Dutronc join some up-and-comers to offer up a slew of some of Hardy's favorites. Among the selections, the intimate and lilting duet with Dutronc, the eerie "My Beautiful Demon" with Ben Christophers and "Le Fou de la Reine" with the perpetually smooth Henri Salvador are highlights. Keeping production tricks and mixing slick-ery to a tasteful minimum, Hardy manages to capture quite a bit of the magic that made earlier efforts like 1971's Question so uncluttered and engaging. Even Julio Iglesias seems to get into the groove, turning in a fine rendition of Dutronc's aching "Partir Quand Même..." that's neither flashy nor overtly sexy -- just comfortable -- and that's a good overall description of the album as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2006
  • Label: Caroline
  • UPC: 094635040227
  • Catalog Number: 50402
  • Sales rank: 213,373

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Que Reste-T-Il de Nos Amours? - Alain Bashung (4:18)
  2. 2 Modern Style - Alain Delon (3:33)
  3. 3 Amour, Toujours, Tendresse, Caresses... - Jacques Dutronc (2:59)
  4. 4 Partir Quand Même... (3:58)
  5. 5 My Beautiful Demon - Ben Christophers (5:09)
  6. 6 Soleil - Alain Souchon (3:44)
  7. 7 Cet Enfant Que Je T'Avais Fait - Rodolphe Burger (3:38)
  8. 8 Le Fou de La Reine - Henri Salvador (4:01)
  9. 9 Les Sédiments... (3:38)
  10. 10 La Rue du Babouin - Maurane (3:12)
  11. 11 La Valse des Regrets - Hélène Grimaud (1:57)
  12. 12 Des Lendemains Qui Chantent - Benjamin Biolay (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Françoise Hardy Primary Artist
Khalil Chahine Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bandoneon
André Ceccarelli Drums
Eric Benzi Guitar, Ukulele, Clavier
Nicolas Fiszman Basse
Laurent Vernerey Basse
Alain Lubrano Guitar, Piano, Choeurs
Gildas Arzel Guitar
Rodolphe Burger Guitar, Clavier
Michel Coeuriot Piano
Laurent Faucheux Drums
Patrick Goraguer Drums
Thomas Dutronc Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Soloist
Christophe Wallemme Contrabass (Vocal)
Anne Gravolin Violone
Mathilde Sternat Cello
Benjamin Biolay Guitar
Regis Ceccarelli Drums
Thomas Coeuriot Acoustic Guitar
Bernard Viguie Basse
Diego Imbert Contrabass (Vocal)
Hélène Grimaud Track Performer
Stéphane Chandelier Drums
Severine Chavrier Piano
Vincent Debruyine Alto
Frédéric Delestré Drums
Arnaud Dieterlen Drums
Daniel Jea Guitar
Mathias Tranchant Violone
Margot Vignat Choeurs
Technical Credits
Johannes Brahms Composer
Khalil Chahine Arranger
Françoise Hardy Composer, Adaptation
Charles Trénet Composer
Jacques Higelin Composer
Eric Benzi Arranger, Programming
Hubert Salou Engineer
Michel Fugain Composer
Jacques Dutronc Composer
Celmar Engel Programming
Didier Lozahic Engineer
Alain Lubrano Composer
Raphaël Jonin Mastering
Sylvain Papiri Engineer
Henri Salvador Composer
Gildas Lointier Engineer
Brigitte Fontaine Composer
Bénédicte Schmitt Engineer
Ben Christophers Composer
Benjamin Biolay Composer
Louis Poterat Adaptation
Jacques Lanzmann Composer
Lionel Pierres Programming
Jean Claude Vareille Engineer
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