Light In The Attic, one of our favorite reissue labels, has announced they will be reissuing five of Françoise Hardy’s French-language albums released between 1962-1966, “which are gloriously remastered from the original tapes in their original French format, sounding better than ever. The liner notes include an exclusive new interview with the iconic French songstress, which is a treat. Hardy has rarely been involved with prior reissues,” according to a press release. They will be available October 16th in CD format and the deluxe LPs will arrive January 29th of next year. Pre-order info can be found here.
Françoise Hardy with her brunette hair and alluring bangs will forever personify a particularly French brand of cool. She was one of the few girls to write her own songs, and she did so from a place of depth and subtlety. Though she was a muse to the likes of Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger, Hardy remained reticent of fame, preferring privacy and modesty. She was a pop singer with the heart of a chanteuse, a singer-songwriter in an age before such a thing was known, and a style icon incredulous of others’ admiration of her.