Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy

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The original Yeh-Yeh Girl, Françoise Hardy's singing career began with a brilliant self-titled debut in 1962. The album encapsulated Hardy's coy, dreamlike, and beautifully melancholic sonic persona with a collection of 11 mostly original songs. The album featured a few hits, including the particularly notable "Tous les Garçons et les Filles," which sold millions as a single. This repackaging of the original album also includes Canta per Voi in Italiano, an album issued shortly after the debut with some of its songs and additional numbers re-recorded in Italian. While the original album is a classic of French pop, '60s AM magic, and of course a forerunner of the yeh-yeh (aka yé-yé) sound, the additional tracks in Italian are a sweet counterpart.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:09
2 1:59
3 2:38
4 2:20
5 2:25
6 1:57
7 2:08
8 2:09
9 2:32
10 1:46
11 2:03
12 3:14
13 2:44
14 2:11
15 2:32
16 2:27
17 3:11
18 2:39
19 2:03
20 1:59
21 2:27
22 2:03
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