Christophe - Les Mots Bleus - 33RPM


Les Mots Bleus



Genre: Chanson
Regular price €23,00

This album is a Record Store Day item and it will be vailable to buy in our shop from 9am on Saturday 20th April 2024. The remaining copies will be available to buy online from 8pm on Monday 22nd April 2024.

Christophe is a major figure on the French music scene of the seventies to the 2000Õs. With his amazing repertoire and modern productions, he has indelibly influenced several generations of artists who proudly claim him as their heir.

To mark the 50th anniversary of French singer Christophe's legendary album, BMG is releasing a limited edition of the eponymous track on 12" blue vinyl on Records Store Day. "Les Mots bleus" was released in 1974 and quickly became Christophe's signature song - the lyrics are by Jean-Michel Jarre and the music is by Christophe. It's also a song that's become part of French heritage, and has been covered countless times. The song was so successful that Christophe performed two sold-out nights at the legendary Olympia concert hall in Paris. Fun fact: on the track "Le dernier des Bevilacqua", which opens the album "Les mots bleus", Christophe sings an extract of "Les mots bleus" in Italian, before we hear the title again three songs later. So, logically, this track is on the B side of the present 12", which also contains the instrumental version, previously unreleased. And the disc cover features a previously unpublished photo of Bernard Leloup, from the same photo session as the one used for the 7" at the time.