5/3/15

Jean-Claude Vannier - s/t (1976)



Second re-up. Still better than the previous one, less Barbara and more Gainsbourg, it's in this one that you'll find the songs we were all waiting for in concert. Also a little bit heartshaking for nostalgia. Catch it here.

Promised this one long ago. Never had the real motivation to do it prior to yesterday. So here it is. The third album from Jean Claude Vannier, better known for his work as arranger for artists such as Serge Gainsbourg (he is responsible for the special sound of the Melody Nelson album) or Veronique Sanson (her symphonic work) but so much more. However, it's his solo career I have a deep affection for. From 1975 to 1990, the time period he released 5 studio LP and 1 live he would be my song companion, the only one in France with Christophe and Elli Medeiros to be honest. As most of his albums (except the first, L'assassin des mouches released in 1972 and much more experimental than his later work), this one has never been released in CD (and some would like that I share a tear for these fucking bastards of the record industry). It's my fave of his whole discography. Less influenced by Barbara than the previous one and more by Serge Gainsbourg and Procol Harum, it's the last before he would become more tied to a strict song format. There are some of the best songs ever written in French here such as "Des coups de poing dans la gueule", "La chanson de la pluie" (but the live version is much more moving), "Browning" and "Bécon-les-Bruyères". It was unfortunately not a good time to release such an album in 1976, a year people had their ears elsewhere and on more artificial sounds and I'm sure he was quite desillusioned (but it's not a man to have much illusion on anything, even on him, when you listen to his lyrics).  One of these records explaining why I created this blog.



Des coups de poing dans la gueule

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Habitants de Bécon-Les-Bruyères

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Download not available

dk said...

Oops ! Incredible, I forgot the link. I do it. Sorry
dk

dk said...

Actually I did not forget. It was not working. Don't know why. Now it's fixed. Thanx to have said.
dk

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Starsailor said...

merci dk ! son meilleur, peut-être...

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the 1976 album ! But track n° 7 "Habitants" doesn't seem to be working (it can't be extracted with the rest, though it appears in the list of songs)

dk said...

I tried and it worked. Don't know where is the problem. I'll post a link to this song later, promise
dk

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Anonymous said...

C'est pas trop tôt.....

dk said...

J'ai connu commentaire plus respectueux mais bon, il ne faut peut être pas trop en demander.
dk

andmoreagain said...

Ah j'avais pas compris que t'étais francais! Jte conseille de passer sur mon blog pour choper, si tu ne l'as pas déja, la reprise des Beatles par Ramsey Lewis. Encore merci pour ton blog c'est du super boulot, j'suis beaucoup plus flemmard je crois. Peace.

dk said...

Paradoxalement, je fais ça en guise de détente. Alors ça peut paraître du boulot mais c'est que du loisir. Oui, je suis Français. Je pensais que mon Anglais approximatif me trahissait mais visiblement pas trop au regard de mes compatriotes (pas franchement connus pour être bilingues il est vrai), c'est déjà ça. Et comme ça, j'ai 80% de mes visiteurs qui sont non francophones.
J'irai voir sur ton blog. J'ai d'ailleurs un projet de poster plein de reprises rares des Beatles par des gens que j'aime.
Merci du commentaire.

paradoxo42 said...

Vannier trabajo es brillante.

Amateur Athletics said...

You absolute star - Merci beaucoup!

Mr. Jetta said...

Please re-up the JC Vannier albums. I would be forever grateful. Thank you!

Mr. Jetta said...

Sorry - I didn't realize there were active links. Merci!