Brigitte Fontaine

Est…Folle (SV041-1)

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Est…Folle

Brigitte Fontaine

Superior Viaduct

857176003416

LPS 162049

SV041-1

FOLK

1

LP 20,65 €

GATEFOLD SLEEVE EDITION

BRIGITTE FONTAINE'S SOLO DEBUT

French poet and chameleonic vocalist Brigitte Fontaine's career spans over four decades. Only a few years before her 1968 debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est…Folle, she moved to Paris to become an actress and took her prodigiously mature voice into the studio. Rich in the drama she brought to theater, Fontaine synthesized chanson (French pop song) and world music, which eventually won her international acclaim as a performer and collaborator with a variety of artists from around the world.

Fontaine is adventurous and multi-dimensional with sophisticated lyrics, poignant melodies and enthralling delivery. Such artful handling of meter and rhyme (or lack thereof) is rare in pop song. Far from the era's yé-yé phenomenon, but never fully removed from its traditions, Est…Folle is an essential link in French pop music, exuberantly pushing the genre into more conceptual and experimental sounds.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Il Pleut
  • A2. Le Beau Cancer
  • A3. Il Se Passe Des Choses
  • A4. Une Fois Mais Pas Deux
  • A5. L'Homme Objet
  • A6. Éternelle
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Blanche Neige
  • B2. Comme Rimbaud
  • B3. Dommage Que Tu Sois Mort
  • B4. Je Suis Inadaptée
  • B5. Cet Enfant Que Je T'Avais Fait