other releases of this record :
1966 : LP Vogue CLD 699.30 -France 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1966 : LP Phono_Vox LPV 219 -Australia 'Francoise Hardy sings in English'
1966 : LP Vogue VRL 3025 -UK 'Francoise Hardy Sings in English'
1966 : LP Vogue SVL 933 391 -New-Zealand 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1966 : LP Vogue VGL 7014 -South-Africa
1966 : LP Vogue VF-47025 -Canada
1966 : LP Vogue SVS 014 -South-Africa 'Sings in English'
1966 : LP Vogue CLD 699-30 -Hong Kong 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1967 : LP Vogue SJET-8039 -Japan 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1967 : LP First_Record FL-1600 -Taiwan 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1967 : LP First_Record FL-S1600 -Taiwan 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1970 : LP Vogue VEL 2000 -South-Africa 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1966 : LP Vogue YX 8008 -Japan 'Francoise Hardy In English'
1980 : LP Vogue MMT 1045 -South-Africa 'Magic of Music - Francoise Hardy In English'
Cover text :
For men she is the ideal woman. For women she is the faithful reflection
of their schoolgirl dreams. And for young people she champions the cause
of poetry in its fight against soulless modernity.
She is Francoise Hardy, one of the most original and engaging girl
singers to emerge from France since the war.
Francoise was born on January 17, 1944, in the 9th Arrondissement
of Paris. A strict upbringing ensured that she devoted a large amount
of time to her studies. She was a brilliant pupil, passing her two
baccalaureats with honours and then going on to take a degree course
In her spare time Francoise learned the guitar and began composing songs.
When she was 18, she went to an audition armed with enough of her own
songs to make an entire album. Jacques Wolfsohn, her present Artistic
Director, who had heard her sing earlier at the Golf Drouot, a Paris
beat club which has given many young singers their first chance,
signed her up on the spot.
From that moment the life of Francoise Hardy was transformed. She
abandoned her studies and embarked on a singing career. She was a
success almost immediately, but it was the TV programme in which she
sang her celebrated "Tous les garcons et les filles" which really
saw her firmly established on the ladder of success.
That was in 1962, and since then not a year has passed without
Francoise topping the hit parade of France, America and even Russia.
Her recent big successes, "Autumn Rendez-vous", like her earlier hits,
are songs of great quality with poetic and imaginative lyrics.
Francoise is very much a girl of the sixties. Slim, elegant in mini
skirt or with Courreges trouser suit, she drives her Lancia at 120 mph
and has rejuvenated the atmosphere of St.Germain des Pres.
Amiable, natural, cultured and amusing, Francoise Hardy is all of these.
Add to this her unique talents as a songwriter and singer and it is
easy to see why she has become France's top international girl singer,
sought after by film producers all over the world.