Saturday, 8 February 2014

Françoise Hardy's Message Personnel set for a deluxe 2CD reissue.


40 years since it's original release Françoise Hardy's 1973 album Message Personnel is set for a deluxe 2CD reissue. Here at Harmonic Distortion we've always had a soft spot for French pop, especially when it's as sophisticated and sensual as that by the legendary Françoise Hardy. So it's great to hear that this cult classic is getting an in depth reissue complete with the promise of unreleased extras. It hits the shops on February 17th.

Paris, 1973: Iconic French figure in music, fashion and style Francoise Hardy is going through changes. Not only is she expecting her first child, she has changed labels to WEA, and is in search of new musicians, songwriters and inspiration for her next record. One name quickly comes to mind: Michel Berger, the legendary French producer, singer and songwriter.  Françoise Hardy & Michel Berger’s collaboration resulted in Message Personnel, a cult album and instant classic in French music history.

Now reissued to coincide with both her 70th birthday and 40 years since its original release, this new set contains the original album, remastered for the very first time, plus a second CD including the 45 rpm 12’’ vinyl mix of ‘Je Suis Moi’, English and German versions of cult tracks, instrumental versions and various radio and television performances. Also included is a twenty-page booklet, with exclusive artwork, a Françoise Hardy interview and rare photos and lyrics.