L'Amour fou (album)

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L’Amour fou
F. Hardy, L’ Amour fou, cover album, 2012.jpg
Studio album by
Released2012 (France)
StudioStudio Labomatic, Paris, France
Studio M1, Skopje, Macedonia
GenreFrench pop
LabelVirgin Records/EMI Group
Françoise Hardy chronology

L’Amour fou
Personne d'autre

L’Amour fou (Crazy Love) is the 27th studio album of French popular singer Françoise Hardy. Released in France on November 5, 2012 on CD Virgin/EMI (5099997278726), and December 3, 2012 on LP Virgin/EMI (5099997278719).

It was published in Great Britain on April 15, 2013 on CD, Virgin/EMI (5099997278726).

27th album[]

The album L’Amour fou (Crazy Love) contains ten original songs where Hardy sings over ambient piano and the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra’s string arrangements. This album marks 50 years of the singer's musical career (her debut album was released in November 1962), appearing simultaneously with a book also called L’Amour fou.[1]

"My publisher wanted another book after my autobiography which met some success,"[2] she says, "and I had these stories originally written for myself many years ago. Stories exploring the pain of love. He encouraged me to rewrite them and they came out in conjunction with the album." On the album, Hardy swings a literary connection by turning a Victor Hugo poem into lyrics. "I liked the melody, and while I generally do not like poems, this one was a marvel of simplicity. It goes: ‘Why are you coming to see me if you have nothing to tell me?’ I like that. […] The album did not find a wide audience when issued in France. Radio did not play it. Radio only plays music for kids, and for an artist like myself who does not tour, well, I need radio."[3]

Track listing[]

1."L'Amour fou"Françoise HardyThierry Stremler2:29
2."Les Fous de Bassan"Françoise HardyPascal Colomb3:48
3."Mal au cœur"Françoise HardyThierry Stremler3:09
4."Si vous n'avez rien à me dire…"Victor Hugo[4]Bertrand Pierre[5]3:44
5."Normandia"Julien DoréJulien Doré4:56
6."Piano-bar"Françoise HardyAlain Lanty3:29
7."Pourquoi vous ?"Françoise HardyCalogero3:31
8."Soie et fourrures"Françoise HardyThierry Stremler3:33
9."L'Enfer et le Paradis"Benoît Carré, Françoise HardyBenoît Carré[6]4:05
10."Rendez-vous dans une autre vie"Françoise HardyFrançois Maurin3:51
Total length:37:00


  • Photographer: Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.
  • Artworker: Jean-Louis Duralek.
  • Instrumentalists:
    • Drum kit: Fabrice Moreau (3-4-6-8-9), Mathieu Pigné (5), Erick Benzi (9).
    • Double bass: Laurent Vernerey (3).
    • Guitar: Michel Aymé (7), Erick Benzi (9), François Maurin (9).
    • Bass guitar: Laurent Vernerey (1-4-6-8-9), Pascal Colomb (2), Édouard Marie (5), Calogero (7).
    • Electric guitar: Dominique Blanc-Francard (3), Pascal Colomb (4), Arman Méliès (5), Darko Fitzgerald (5).
    • Steel-string acoustic guitar: Thierry Stremler (8).
    • Piano: Thierry Stremler (1-3-8), Pascal Colomb (2-4), Alain Lanty (4), Julien Noël (5), Dominique Spagnolo (7), Erick Benzi (9), François Maurin (9).
    • Kettledrums: Pascal Colomb (2).
    • Tom-tom drum: Julien Doré (5).
    • String section: Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Dzjian Emin (1-3-5-7-8), Pascal Colomb (2-4), Alain Lanty (6).


  1. ^ Released in France in October 31, 2012, Éditions Albin Michel.
  2. ^ Françoise Hardy, Le Désespoir des singes... et autres bagatelles, Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, October 9, 2008.
  3. ^ About Françoise Hardy collected by Garth Cartwright in Sunday Times, April 14, 2013, Magazine, Culture/Music section: "We love her, yé-yé-yé".
  4. ^ Words of the poem called Chanson, from the collection of poems, Les Contemplations.
  5. ^ Ex member of Pow woW; he continued his solo career. He set to music poems by Victor Hugo which he recorded on an album called Si vous n’avez rien à me dire, published by Bonsai Music, November 18, 2010.
  6. ^ Member of Lilicub.
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