Isabelle Aubret - Isabelle Aubret
This compilation dates back to about 1998 or so and compiles material from this French chanteuse/torch singer issued between 1961 and 1964. Serge Gainsbourg penned songs for her during this period, director Jacques Demy wanted her to play Genevieve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (up until she got into a car wreck in 1963 and spent almost two years recuperating, hence how Catherine Deneuve landed the lead role) and Jacques Brel gave her the lifetime rights to his composition "La Fanette"—included on this release. She made several appearances in the Eurovision contest, winning in 1962 with "La premier amour" (also included here) and appearing as a runner-up in 1961 and in 1970. Later on, she would be ignored in her home country for her radical left politics in the wake of the Movement of May 1968, but would return to fame in the 1980s. She still records music today.
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