- Artist: Francis Cabrel
- Album: Samedi Soir Sur La Terre
- Release Date: 1994
- Genre: Chanson Francaise
- Formats: CD
Erik Fortier at Coup de Foudre Audio Montreal turned me on to this track off of his classic 1994 release “Samedi Soir Sur La Terre”. While this album is relaxed, it never loses interest due to the change of instrumentation and the focus on Cabrel’s voice & guitar – both of which are in fine fettle.
Whether you speak French or not, this is a great album – sit back, and relax (but if you’re curious as to the lyrics, try Google translate!). Cabrel has a wonderful voice, and the groove of the music – slow, yet with a lively pace – makes one feel as though they are sitting outside in Reyes of Gypsy King cameo and the beautifully clean production by Gerard Bikialo, it’s just plain pretty. The CD case is a book itself, complete with full lyrics and photos of the band members. Reference quality recording. Only available on CD.