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Michel Delpech 1969


Download links and information about Michel Delpech 1969 by Michel Delpech. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 30:02 minutes.

Artist: Michel Delpech
Release date: 1969
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 30:02
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No. Title Length
1. Le mauvais jardinier 2:41
2. On ne meurt qu'une fois 2:46
3. T'es belle comme une locomotive 2:32
4. Les hirondelles sont parties 2:35
5. Il y a des jours ou l'on ferait mieux de rester au lit 2:12
6. Le voyage 3:06
7. L'échelle 2:29
8. Paris à marée basse 2:40
9. Les pies 1:57
10. Elisabeth de quelque chose 2:43
11. Poupée cassée 2:00
12. L'amitié n'existe plus 2:21



Not all of the best French singers of the late '60s were looking across the Channel (or the sea) for their influences. Michel Delpech, for instance, was a man far more influenced by Jacques Brel than Jimi Hendrix. His rich tenor and the swirling strings heard behind him often recall Scott Walker, an Englishman (by way of America), but of course, Walker was as much a Brel fan as anyone. (He even covered enough songs to merit a full compilation, Sings Jacques Brel.) Michel Delpech deserves to be heard by as many as have heard Walker's masterpieces, with a sound and feeling that's the epitome of '60s cool — it's possible to envision him not only appearing at the Olympia in Paris, but with simultaneous airplay on Britain's Radio 1 and inclusion on a James Bond soundtrack (that year's choice would have been On Her Majesty's Secret Service). The arrangements are sympathetic and wide-ranging, usually with piano, harpsichord or marimba stating the melody while strings saw richly in the background. Most of the songs are Delpech's himself, and they revealed the birth of a solid songwriter in French pop.