Francoise Hardy – En Anglais (1968/2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Francoise Hardy – En Anglais (1968/2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 30:36 minutes | 684 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Parlophone France

“En anglais” is a studio album of the French popular singer Françoise Hardy. Original album released in United Kingdom in October 1968. The album features English covers of Rock, Folk, and Pop tunes on this rather heavily orchestrated album, which may be Hardy’s most original ’60s recording.

The renditions of Tim Hardin’s “Hang on to a Dream” and Phil Ochs’ “There But For Fortune” aren’t bad, but the torpid interpretations of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Let It Be Me,” “That’ll Be the Day,” and Elvis Presley’s “Loving You” really lay on the schmaltz. In both arrangement and material (there are no Hardy originals), there is little of what made the singer special here. Incidentally, one of the better tracks, the Europop-flavored “Empty Sunday,” was reworked in part from a tune recorded earlier on a solo single by Yardbirds singer Keith Relf (“Shapes in My Mind”).

01 – Loving You
02 – Hang On To A Dream
03 – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
04 – Lonesome Town
05 – Who’ll Be The Next In Line
06 – Never Learn To Cry
07 – There But For Fortune
08 – That’ll Be The Day
09 – The Way Of Love
10 – Tiny Goddess
11 – Let It Be Me
12 – Empty Sunday

Digtally Remastered in 2016.