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LA BEAT EN FRANCAIS

La Beat En Francais


This is a long-overdue double-CD volume, assembling 50 of Petula Clark's rock & roll sides cut for France's Vogue Records during the years 1959-1967. Some of the music, such as "Partir, Il Nous Faut" (aka "Nobody I Know") skew very close to MOR pop, but most of it is unimpeachable in its origins and intent, and enough of it is familiar to English-speaking audiences ("Bye Bye Mon Amour" being a translation of "Hello Mary Lou" and "Viens Avec Moi" being "I Know a Place," etc.). Some of the French versions of Clark's English-language hits, such as "Si Tu Prenais la Temps" (aka "A Sign of the Times") are interesting to hear for the differences in their arrangements, which expose different instruments from their familiar recorded versions. Additionally, she does amazingly well with Ray Davies' "A Well Respected Man" (aka "Un Jeune Homme Bien"), a song for which one wouldn't expect Clark to have excessive affinity, and "Tu Perds Ton Temps" (aka the Beatles' "Please Please Me"). There are also numerous tracks unique to the French pop marketplace that are decent early-'60s-style pop/rock, obviously influenced by such artists as Neil Sedaka and the slick Brill Building sound, plus some adaptations of familiar melodies ("Enfant Do" being "Cotton Fields" in French garb) -- and there's at least one jewel of a composition here, "L'Amour Que Tu M'As Donne," that ought to have been translated into English, plus one previously unissued track, "Donne Moi," that's got a harder electric sound than most of Clark's music. The sound is excellent and the annotation by Mick Patrick and Richard Harries is exceptionally thorough. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Castle Music Ltd. (UK)
  • UPC: 5050159121427
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Ya Ya Twist
  • 2. Partir, Il Nous Faut (Nobody I Know)
  • 3. Bye Bye Mon Amour (Hello Mary Lou)
  • 4. J'ai Pas Le Temps (No Go Showboat)
  • 5. Viens Avec Moi (I Know A Place)
  • 6. Regardez Les (Look At Me/Just Say Goodbye)
  • 7. Si Tu Prenais Le Temps (A Sign Of The Times)
  • 8. Va Toujours Plus Loin (Round Every Corner)
  • 9. Donne Moi Des Fleurs (Gotta Tell The World)
  • 10. Jeune Homme Bien, Un (A Well Respected Man)
  • 11. Maintenant Tu Veux Partir (Mi Vuoi Lasciare)
  • 12. James Dean, Les
  • 13. Amour Avec Un Grand 'a', L' (Time For Love)
  • 14. Je Chante Doucement (The Road)
  • 15. Gens Diront, Les
  • 16. Tu Perds Ton Temps (Please Please Me)
  • 17. Que Ton Coeur Me Soit FidŠle (Second Fiddle Girl)
  • 18. Il A (They Call My Guy A Tiger)
  • 19. Si C'est Oui, C'est Oui
  • 20. Moi, Je Pr‚FŠre L'amour A Tout €A (What Do You Want?)
  • 21. Garde La DerniŠre Danse Pour Moi (Save The Last Dance For Me)
  • 22. Coeur Qui Bat, Le (Heart)
  • 23. Danse Avec Moi (Dance With Me)
  • 24. FrontiŠre, La (Frontiera)
  • 25. Enfant, Un
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Nuit N'en Finit Plus, La (Needles And Pins)
  • 2. Calendar Girl
  • 3. Entre Nous Il Est Fou (She's A Fool)
  • 4. Je Me Sens Bien (AuprŠs De Toi) (Dance On)
  • 5. Oublie, Oublie Tout (Judy, Judy, Judy)
  • 6. Donne Moi Des Fleurs (Gotta Tell The World) (Previously Unreleased)
  • 7. Viol… La Temps Des Vacances (It's Party Time)
  • 8. Mal Pour Un Bien, Un (You're The One For Me)
  • 9. Ciel De Mon Pays, Le (Hold On To What You've Got)
  • 10. Cala Di Volpe
  • 11. Est Ce L'amour Qui Veut €A (Never Will I/Tell Me That It's Love)
  • 12. Pauvre Ch‚Rie
  • 13. Mon Amour (My Love)
  • 14. Elle Est Finie (La Belle Histoire)
  • 15. Il Y A Tellement De Filles
  • 16. Mon Bonheur Danse (Foot Tapper)
  • 17. Hello Mister Brown
  • 18. Amour Que Tu M'as Donne, L'
  • 19. Enfant Do, L'
  • 20. Dans Le Train De Nuit
  • 21. Prends Garde A Toi
  • 22. Que Reste T Il? (Where Did You Go?)
  • 23. Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (Anyone Who Had A Heart)
  • 24. Que Faut Il Faire Pour Oublier? (There Goes My Love, There Goes My ...)
  • 25. Agent Secret, L'
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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