The “folk” label on the top of the album cover combined with the Reprise Records promotional sticker at the bottom make me think that some radio station staffer liquidated part of the radio station’s library for some cold hard cash. I feel bad for the listeners, since this is a good album, and I am not a radio broadcaster who serves their metro area:
The third track on side two – “Times Passing By” – is my pick for the A-side of the first single from this strong collection of songs recorded in Paris and released in 1970.
This album would appear to be the fourth in a quick succession of albums for Reprise beginning in 1968 with the release of her US self-titled debut, a compilation that features some classic tracks, such as “Voilà” & “Qui Peut Dire” (A & B sides, respectively, of a European single released September 1967) among others. Incidentally, “Times Passing By” appears to have only been issued on 7-inch in the UK — as the B-side to “All Because Of You.”
Click here to consult an extensive discography of recordings by Françoise Hardy – from 1962-2007.
Below is a TV appearance by Hardy, where she sings another track from Alone – “Song of Winter” – accompanied by striking visual imagery:
Did You Know?
“Song of Winter” was co-written by (pre-) Foreigner’s Mick Jones.
Countrypolitan with a distinct French flair
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