Francis Cabrel

Quelqu'un de L'interieur

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Cabrel generally sticks to typical sounds, styles, and approaches with Quelqu'un de l'interieure. In fact, much of this 1983 release sounds like it belongs in the '70s. Most of the songs are a little uneven and perhaps less inspired than usual. However, the album is a pleasant listen, and the production is solid. More importantly, Quelqu'un contains a couple of truly outstanding songs. "L'enfant Qui Dort" is nothing short of exquisite -- a perfect ballad. Cabrel employs his sharpest lyric writing on the blisteringly paced "Edition Speciale." The message song "Said et Mohamed" was one of Cabrel's most successful songs of his '80s output. The rest of the album never quite fulfills the promise of these tracks.

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