Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Sarbacane (1989/2013)
LAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:46:40 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Folk, Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: Studio Polygone, Toulouse; Artistic Palace, Paris; Le Grenier, Lot-et-Garonne

Sarbacane est le septième album studio de Francis Cabrel sorti en 1989. Selon le site infodisc, les ventes de cet album sont estimées à 2 100 000 exemplaires en France. Il a été certifié disque de diamant.
Cet album est l’un des plus célèbres de Francis Cabrel, tant par l’importance des singles qui résonnent encore aux oreilles vingt ans plus tard : Animal, Sarbacane, C’est écrit et Tout le monde y pense. Mais aussi pour les thèmes des chansons, notables pour quelques-unes d’entre elles : il rend hommage à sa fille dans Sarbacane, et dans Dormir debout rend hommage à Daniel Balavoine, l’auteur de Sauver l’amour disparu trois ans auparavant. La chanson Rosie est une reprise en français d’une chanson de Jackson Browne qui figure sur l’album Running on Empty. Aux Victoires de la musique 1990, Francis Cabrel repartira avec trois récompenses : Meilleur artiste, Meilleur album et Meilleur spectacle musical de l’année 1989.

Tracklist:
1 Animal 5:26
2 C’est Écrit 5:51
3 Sarbacane 4:06
4 Rosie 3:48
5 Tout Le Monde Y Pense 4:01
6 Je Sais Que Tu Danses 4:50
7 J’ai Peur De L’avion 3:53
8 Dormir Debout 4:46
9 Petite Sirène 3:45
10 Le Pas Des Ballerines 6:18

Personnel:
Francis Cabrel, chant, chœurs, guitare sèche
Bernard Paganotti, basse
Manu Katché, batterie
Gérard Bikialo, claviers
Denys Lable, guitare électrique
Denis Benarrosch, percussions
Claude Salmieri, batterie “4/6”
Jean-Pierre Bucolo, guitare slide “7”, chœurs “4”
Roger Secco, chœurs “4”
Michel Françoise, guitare solo “3”
Richard Galliano, accordéon, bandonéon “2”
Thierry Roques, accordéon “8”
Hugo Gutierrez, flûte indienne “1”

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Fragile (1980/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:32:33 minutes | 665 MB | Genre: Folk, Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: 1980, Studio Condorcet, Toulouse

On Fragile, Cabrel doesn’t stray far from the approach of his preceding album, Les Chemins de Traverse, alternating uptempo blues-oriented rockers with ballads and smooth pop rock. The artistic production plays to the strengths of his singer/songwriter style, minimizing distractions, sticking to mostly acoustic instruments, and allowing the focus to remain on the melody and lyrics. It’s something of a shame that the songs aren’t as strong as on many of Cabrel’s other recordings. There are some bright spots on the album, such as “Elle écoute pousser les fleurs.” Cabrel serves up a fine vocal performance on the track, the lyrics are picturesque and the melody is pleasing. The song may be worth hearing for the surprise ending alone (try to ignore the solo near the end, credited as being a child’s piano). “Le petit gars,” co-written with Georges Augier de Moussac, is a good example of Cabrel’s lyric writing abilities. Also, “De l’autre côté de toi” features some nice harmonies and slide guitar work. For the most part, though, the album is not too memorable. ~~AllMusic Review by Samuel Johnson

Tracklist:
1 La Dame De Haute-Savoie 3:00
2 L’Encre De Tes Yeux 3:04
3 De L’Autre Côté De Toi 3:06
4 Trop Grand Maintenant 2:41
5 Elle Écoute Pousser Les Fleurs 2:40
6 Je Pense Encore À Toi 2:10
7 Cool Papa Cool 2:53
8 Si Tu La Croises Un Jour 3:08
9 Le Petit Gars 3:10
10 Plus Personne 3:20
11 Dernière Chanson 3:00

Personnel:
Francis Cabrel, chant, guitares, chœurs
Georges Augier de Moussac, guitares
Gérard Bikialo, claviers
Roger Secco, batterie, percussions
Musiciens additionnels:
Patrice Tison, José Souc et Tony Sadler, guitare sur L’encre de tes yeux
Jean-Pierre Bucolo, guitare électrique sur Trop grand maintenant, Elle écoute pousser les fleurs
Roger Loubet, piano d’enfant sur Trop grand maintenant, Elle écoute pousser les fleurs
Louis Justine, basse sur Cool papa cool
Jeff Calver, tambourin sur Si tu la croise un jour
Jacques Cardona et François Porterie, chœurs sur Le petit gars

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Les beaux degats (2004/2013)
LAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:57:55 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Folk, Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: Studio Ephémère, Astaffort with “Voyageur 2” (mobile studio) & Studio Plus XXX, Paris

Nomination aux Victoires de la musique 2005 : album de chansons/variétés de l’année À cinquante ans, Cabrel sort son dixième album. Dans la lignée du dernier album studio “Hors-saison”, le nouveau Cabrel est bluesy, mid-tempo à souhait. Le noyau dur des musiciens reste le même (Denys Lable, Gérard Bikialo, Bernard Paganotti), mis à part Manu Katché, remplacé par Denis Benarrosh, un autre vieux complice du chanteur. Cabrel adopte ici les cuivres, et pour la première fois, il enregistre chez lui, à Astaffort, dans un hangar aménagé pour l’occasion. Les goûts et les références de l’artiste ne change pas : Bonne nouvelle, premier single, a des allures de titre de Dire Straits, Telecaster évoque la grande époque du rock. À propos de légende, Cabrel adapte “Shelter from the storm” de son idole Bob Dylan. Le résultat, “S’abriter de l’orage” est une vraie réussite. Mi nostalgique, mi philosophe, le chanteur dénonce “Les Faussaires” de la société mais évoque surtout les petites gens, les peines ordinaires, notamment dans un titre qui restera dans les mémoires, “Les Gens absents” …

Tracklist:
1 Les Faussaires 4:33
2 Bonne Nouvelle 4:42
3 Qu’Est-Ce Que T’En Dis ? 6:04
4 Le Danseur 4:46
5 Telecaster 4:36
6 Les Gens Absents 5:09
7 Tu Me Corresponds 4:25
8 Elles Nous Regardent 4:53
9 S’Abriter De L’Orage 5:39
10 Tête Saoule 3:38
11 Elle Dort 4:35
12 Je Te Vois Venir (Tu Pars) 5:08

Personnel:
Francis Cabrel, guitares acoustiques, guitares électriques, mandoline, chœurs “3”
Denys Lable, guitares électriques
Gérard Bikialo, claviers, piano Fender, Wurlitzer, orgue Hammond, Solina, piano GS Yamaha, piano, arrangements des cordes “2/6”, arrangements des cuivres “12”
Bernard Paganotti, basses
Denis Benarrosh, batterie, percussions
Stéphane Chausse, clarinette “1/9/12”, clarinette solo “1”
Claude Egéa, bugle “1/9/12”
David Johnson, saxophone “1/4/5/9/12”
Gaëlle Hervé, chœurs “3”
Michel Françoise, guitare électrique “5”
Anne Le Pape, violon “6”
Isabelle Sajot, violoncelle “6”
Medhi Pinson, Roman Jaskowski, Nicola Subre Chicot, chœurs “10”
Claude Engel, guitare classique “11”
Myriam Kastner, Dalila Laborde, chœurs “11”

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Des Roses et des Orties (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:54:32 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

A popular singer/songwriter in France for the past three decades, Francis Cabrel is also a bit of a pastoral recluse, preferring to spend his days with his family in his hometown village of Astaffort, rather than in the media spotlight of Paris. Unsurprisingly, his studio output has become less than prolific in recent years, with intervals of four or five years between records. His artistry and popularity, however, have not suffered in the least, as evident in 2008’s Des Roses et Des Orties. The new songs offer few surprises for either Cabrel fans or detractors, other than a keener emphasis on social issues. This is also reflective of a general trend in France, where events such as the 2007 election of Sarkozy, or the heated debate on immigration, brought politics back to the forefront, both in the media and in everyday life. Cabrel, a father of two who recently adopted a Vietnamese child, is particularly sensitive to the plight of immigrant children, as well as to the ever widening gap between the richer and poorer regions of the planet, the subject of “African Tour,” “Mademoiselle L’aventure,” and “Les Cardinaux en Costume,” among others. Furthermore, Cabrel criticizes institutionalized religion in “La Chêne Liège” and artists and songwriters like himself (“Des Gens Formidables”) for feigning sympathy for the poor but doing very little about it. Most of the songs set Cabrel’s soft spoken voice against his acoustic guitar, reinforced by bluesy electric guitar pickings, or stately piano accompaniment. A few tracks add a discreet ethnic flavor for variety, such as the tasteful flamenco guitar in the opening “La Robe et L’échelle.” The inclusion of three covers, by Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and J.J. Cale, translated and sung in French by Cabrel, seems less fortunate as these songs feel somewhat out of place in the more somber context of this record. A typically well-crafted Cabrel album, Des Roses et Des Orties reached the top of the French charts upon its release. ~~AllMusic Review by Mariano Prunes

Tracklist:
1 La Robe & L’Échelle 3:45
2 Les Cardinaux En Costume 4:40
3 Le Chêne Liège 3:26
4 Le Cygne Blanc 4:23
5 Des Hommes Pareils 5:21
6 Mademoiselle L’Aventure 4:29
7 Des Roses & Des Orties 3:41
8 Né Dans Le Bayou 3:46
9 African Tour 4:40
10 Madame N’Aime Pas 3:32
11 Des Gens Formidables 4:50
12 L’Ombre Au Tableau 4:07
13 Elle M’Appartient (C’Est Une Artiste) 3:57

Personnel:
Denis Benarrosh, batterie “1/2/4/5/8/10/12/13”, percussions additionnelles “3”, percussions “7/11”
Bernard Paganotti, basse “1/2/3/4/5/7/8/11/13”, chœurs “5”, contrebasse “10/12”
Francis Cabrel, guitare nylon “1”, orgue Hammond “1/7”, guitare “3/7/8/9/11”, mandoline “3/5”, clavier “3”, guitare acoustique “4/5”, chœurs “5”, ukulélé “5/11/12”, piano “6”, dobro “13”
Serge Lopez, guitare nylon solo “1/13”
David Moulié, cor d’harmonie “1”
Claude Egéa, trompette “1”, trompette bouchée “1”, bugle “1”
Michel Françoise, guitares “2/4/8/12”, percussions “3/9”, dobro “8”
Arnaud Méthivier, accordéon “2/8/10/13”
Denys Lable, guitares électriques “3/5/8”
Eric Sauviat, guitorgan “5”, dobro “5/7”, chœurs “5”, guitares “10”
Gérard Bikialo, piano “5/10/11”
Jean Perry, solo violoncelle “9”
Alexandre Léauthaud, accordéon “11/12”
Aurélie Cabrel, chœurs “11”

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Mar 22

Tamaryn – Cranekiss (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:26 minutes | 529 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front cover | © Mexican Summer

With Cranekiss, Tamaryn emerges from her past efforts in a way that’s inviting, warm-blooded, and shockingly direct. She’s made a big record, loaded with samples, synth triggers and processing that was missing from her previous efforts, pressed into service of a post-adolescent love letter to all the music that she and her collaborators (Jorge Elbrecht of Violens and Lansing-Dreiden, Shaun Durkan of Weekend) hold dear. Her most personal collection of songs to date, Cranekiss represents a long journey, and a new phase in Tamaryn’s music unfolding before you, a blood-red kaleidoscope of desire and late night abandon.

By the mid-2010s, the revivals of shoegaze and synth pop had been around for quite a while – several times longer than the styles’ original heydays, in fact – and sometimes felt overly familiar. However, Tamaryn enlivens both by combining them on Cranekiss, resulting in some of her most arresting music yet. It’s quite the departure from the distortion-laden bliss of Waves and Tender New Signs, echoing changes such as her move to New York and the addition of Weekend’s Shaun Durkan to her band. Another key collaborator is producer Jorge Elbrecht (also of Violens and Lansing-Dreiden), whose finesse with samples and keyboards lends a retro-futuristic sound, most audaciously on “Softcore,” where found sounds from porn websites and excerpts from the film Paris, Texas commingle with winding guitars to make shoegaze’s eroticism explicit in more ways than one. Interestingly, Cranekiss’ less showy juxtapositions of softness and structure are even more striking, with the album’s first three tracks capturing the sensual thrill of the best dream pop and Top 40 singles of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Sweeping and swooning, “Cranekiss” lives up to its name; “Hands All Over Me” blends caressing synths and pointed funk; and “Last” rivals other widescreen pop auteurs like M83 and White Sea. Meanwhile, the album’s more traditionally ethereal second side strengthens Tamaryn’s kinship with the Cocteau Twins and contemporaries like Pure Bathing Culture, with songs like “Sugarfix” and “Fade Away Slow” reinvigorating vintage dream pop’s glassy lucidity and fondness for gauzy imagery. In all, Cranekiss is a beautiful pop fantasia that finds Tamaryn expressing her music’s passion and sensuality in exciting new ways.

Tracklist:
01 – Cranekiss
02 – Hands All Over Me
03 – Last
04 – Collection
05 – Keep Calling
06 – Softcore
07 – Fade Away Slow
08 – I Won’t Be Found
09 – Sugar Fix
10 – Intruder (Waking You Up)

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