Francoise Hardy's album L'Amitie. Available here on Standard Black LP and Standard CD.
Despite her new links to the world of fashion, the tentative steps into film, the growing international awareness, and the attention she brought sheerly through her presence, music remained Françoise's focus, and her fourth album more than demonstrated this. A mix of Hardy's own songs, Blackwell's songs, and tracks from writers including Jean-Max Rivière and Gérard Bourgeois (who wrote the title track), the sound focused on stirring, heavy pop, not least in the yearning "L'Amitié." "I'm still very proud of 'L'Amitié,'" says Françoise, who's wont to undervalue her own work. "The French lyrics are so very moving."
LP - Standard Black LP.
CD - Standard CD.