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Francis Cabrel – Carte postale (1981/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Francis Cabrel – Carte postale (1981/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:39:08 minutes | 837 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover  | © Columbia Records

The melancholy title track that opens Carte Postale announces that Francis Cabrel will not be content to churn out bottomless clone albums. It’s not the melancholy tone of the song (he’d done that before), but rather the way he sings it and uses all possible resources to reinforce the mood that point up Cabrel’s more intense approach. He continues to reach for different effects with his voice and instrumentation on the first half of the album as he moves through different styles. It is true some of the vocal affectations may be missteps, but it is always rewarding to hear an artist move with emotion and confidence. Interestingly enough, the second set of songs on the album is very solid (no fillers here), making this the most consistent album of Cabrel’s career to date. Standout songs include “Ma place dans le trafic” and “Comme une madone oubliee.” ~~AllMusic Review by Samuel Johnson

1 Carte Postale 4:21
2 Même Si J’y Reste 3:52
3 Elle S’En Va Vivre Ailleurs 3:24
4 Répondez-Moi 4:28
5 Ma Place Dans Le Trafic 3:15
6 Chandelle 4:06
7 Comme Une Madone Oubliée 4:32
8 Tu Es Toujours La Même (La Prêtresse Gitane) 4:26
9 Chauffard 3:14
10 Je M’Ennuie De Chez Moi 3:10

Francis Cabrel, chant, guitare acoustique
Georges Augier de Moussac, guitare basse
Jean-Yves Bikialo, claviers
Jean-Pierre Bucolo, guitare acoustique, guitare électrique
René Lebhar, guitare acoustique, guitare électrique
Roger Secco, batterie, chœurs
Malando Gassama, percussions
Patrick Bourgoin, saxophone
Claude Angel, guitare acoustique pour la chanson Chandelle
Georges Rodi, programmation synthétiseurs
Gérard Bikialo, arrangements et direction cordes


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