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If You Listen


Download links and information about If You Listen by Françoise Hardy / Francoise Hardy. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Teen Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 37:30 minutes.

Artist: Françoise Hardy / Francoise Hardy
Release date: 1972
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Teen Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 37:30
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No. Title Length
1. If You Listen 3:37
2. Ocean 3:51
3. Until It's Time for You to Go 3:01
4. The Garden of Jane Delawnay 3:37
5. Sometimes 3:12
6. Let My Name Be Sorrow 3:08
7. Brûlure 3:00
8. Can't Get the One I Want 2:52
9. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today 2:44
10. Take My Hand for a While 3:02
11. Bown Bown Bown 3:54
12. Till the Morning Comes 1:32



With all but one song sung in English, 1972’s If You Listen, initially released as Francoise Hardy, is one of her attempts at crossing over to American audiences. Truth be told, Hardy’s music is just as mysterious and entrancing in her native French. The acoustics and light string arrangements always work in her favor. The lone French tune is also her only original composition, the dignified and stately “Brûlure.” “Bown Bown Bown” was originally recorded in a French version but is equally enjoyable and pop-ignited in English. However, Hardy is a rainy-day dreamer and her interpretations of Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today,” Neil Young’s “Till the Morning Comes” and Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Let My Name Be Sorrow,” a tune popularized by Mary Hopkin, set the overall tone. Hardy’s English performances are intriguing for the simple fact that she still sings with the same intense introspection. Her voice never shouts or attempts to sing over the music. She sings with a charming politeness that still brings the musical beauty across.