Très Chic: More French Girl Singers of the 1960s

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Following 2010's C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s is a second volume of mostly French-sung pop from the era of the Ye-Ye girls. The 24 tracks include contributions from some of the most recognizable names of the genre, with standout tunes from legends like Françoise Hardy and France Gall, side tracks from actor/singers Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina, and stellar sounds from lesser known names like Gillian Hills. The different sides of the Ye-Ye girl sound get equal coverage on Tres Chic. A smoky after-hours vibe comes through on tracks like France Gall's "Jazz a Go Go" and Delphine's "La Fermeture-Eclair," while more upbeat, zippy pop styles are represented ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Following 2010's C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s is a second volume of mostly French-sung pop from the era of the Ye-Ye girls. The 24 tracks include contributions from some of the most recognizable names of the genre, with standout tunes from legends like Françoise Hardy and France Gall, side tracks from actor/singers Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina, and stellar sounds from lesser known names like Gillian Hills. The different sides of the Ye-Ye girl sound get equal coverage on Tres Chic. A smoky after-hours vibe comes through on tracks like France Gall's "Jazz a Go Go" and Delphine's "La Fermeture-Eclair," while more upbeat, zippy pop styles are represented with Annie Philippe's bounding "On M'a Toujours Dit," Pussycat's "Hymne au Soleil," and much of the rest of the compilation. A few songs sung in English show up as well, including "Tomorrow Is Another Day" by the U.K.-raised Gillian Hills, and the goofy, hipster bedhead of "7 AM," in which Jacqueline Taieb rustles through a groggy morning in a deep American accent. "Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut," yet another selection from Gillian Hills, also highlights the humorous side of French pop, building a cover of U.S. soul group the Lollipop's "Busy Signal" around an overly loud deadpan "tut, tut, tut" replicating the sound of a busy land line. Pretty much completely free of filler, Tres Chic is a thoughtfully researched and curated cache of French pop, digging deeper below the surface than most collections by looking beyond just the biggest names to reveal some deeper cuts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/2013
  • Label: Ace Records Import
  • UPC: 029667054126
  • Catalog Number: 6705412
  • Sales rank: 32,592

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On M'a Toujours Dit - Annie Philippe
  2. 2 Ecoutez - Elsa
  3. 3 J'ai Des Problemes Decidement - Violaine
  4. 4 Hymne Au Soleil - Pussy Cat
  5. 5 Attends Ou Va-T'en - France Gall
  6. 6 Comment Te Dire Adieu - Françoise Hardy
  7. 7 Tomorrow is Another Day - Gillian Hills
  8. 8 Bravo - Jacqueline Taïeb
  9. 9 Au Risque De Te Deplaire - Marie Blanche Vergne
  10. 10 Le Même Jour - Valerie Lagrange
  11. 11 Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut - Gillian Hills
  12. 12 Je Danse Donc Je Suis - Brigitte Bardot
  13. 13 La Fermeture-Eclair - Delphine
  14. 14 Pas De Taxi - Annie Philippe
  15. 15 Look At Them - Gillian Hills
  16. 16 Jazz À Gogo - France Gall
  17. 17 Ce N'est Pas Une Vie - Pussy Cat
  18. 18 7 AM - Jacqueline Taïeb
  19. 19 Il Voyage - Françoise Hardy
  20. 20 Il N'a Que Des Chansons - Violaine
  21. 21 Sans Avoir Rien Donne - Anne Kern
  22. 22 Les Papillons Noirs - Michele Arnaud
  23. 23 Comme Tu Es Jeune - Liz Brady
  24. 24 Sous Le Soleil Exactement - Anna Karina
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Paul Mauriat Orchestra Director
Mort Shuman Composer
Danyel Gerard Composer
Serge Gainsbourg Composer
Françoise Hardy Composer
Bob Leaper Orchestra Director
Francis Lai Composer
Michel Colombier Orchestra Director
Robert Gall Composer
Arnold Goland Composer
Jack Gold Composer
Alain Goraguer Composer, Orchestra Director
Kenny Lynch Composer
Leo Petit Orchestra Director
Nick Robbins Mastering
Jean-Pierre Sabar Orchestra Director
André Popp Composer
Jean Bouchety Orchestra Director
Malcolm Baumgart Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Jacques Denjean Orchestra Director
Mick Patrick Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Gilles Thibaut Composer
Clyde Borly Orchestra Director
Wayne Proctor Composer
Paul Piot Composer, Orchestra Director
Mya Simille Composer
Jacqueline Taïeb Composer
Gillian Hills Composer
Sheila Burgel Photo Courtesy
Malou Rene Composer
Jean Claude Massoulier Composer
Jean Lapierre Composer
Jean Schmitt Composer
Jean-Christophe Averty Composer
Georges Blaness Composer
Bernard Gérard Orchestra Director
Daniel Faure Composer
Evelyne Courtois Composer
Claude Righi Composer
Ralph Bernet Composer
Elsa Darde Composer
Marcel Hurten Composer
Alain Fervil Composer
Violaine Pilzer Composer
Pierre Baroub Composer
Jean-Claude Hayer Composer
Gérard Hugé Composer, Orchestra Director
George Elam Cover Photo
Claude Mevel Composer
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