Samedi Soir Sur La Terre
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- La Corrida
- Assis Sur Le Rebord Du Monde
- La Cabane Du Pecheur
- Samedi Soir Sur La Terre
- Je T'Aimais, Je T'Aime, Je T'Aimerai
- Les Vidanges Du Diable
- L'Arbre Va Tomber
- Le Noceur
- Tôt Ou Tard S'En Aller
Genre: French Pop/Singer-Songwriter.
Produced By: Gérard Bikialo.
Record Label: Columbia.
Album Is So Great:
Another French dude. Francis Cabrel's music is somewhere between pop and
singer-songwriter and again, I probably wouldn't be as fascinated by him if I didn't have
this passion for France. Still, the music is actually pretty fantastic, and in the same
way C.V. Jørgensen has it in Denmark and Jackson Browne has it in the US, Cabrel
possesses this certain gift to lyrically describe France and French people. In other
words, he's a great storyteller. And there's something very French over the music too. In
his production, this is probably the most mature and laid back album so far by Francis
Cabrel. There is something very appealing and reassuring over the way he tells his tales.
Anyway, Cabrel is really big in France (they haven't got that many decent artists anyway)
and could be elsewhere too if it wasn't for the language problem. Mind you, his music can
also be enjoyed without understanding everything he sings about. So bring out the
dictionaries and indulge yourself...
Overall Rating (on a scale from 1 to 10):9
Like This Artist, Check Out:
Jackson Browne, Marc Cohn, Jean-Jacques Goldman,
Françoise Hardy, Renaud.
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