Sylvie Vartan's debut Sylvie is a delightful album full of mostly covers like I'm Blue and Baby it's You. Her version of The Locomotion is cute. This was a nice start for Sylvie and she would go on to more original material as the years progressed.
Francoise Hardy made a great debut album. This album is sung with interesting detachment. Despite that she sings some perky songs here like Oh Oh Cheri and J'suis d'accord. I played this album all the time when I was 19. Francoise would continue with spectacular albums but this is my favorite. She really was the best artist of the ye ye movement. Also the cover with the umbrella is sublime.
From my Amazon review. Claudine Longet takes time to get used to. She can barely sing, but the whispery voice grows on you.
If she is remembered for anything it's the Spider Sabich skiing scandal in the late 70's. Since then she's been buried into oblivion. The Japanese have put her back on cd which is fantastic but I wish something more could happen.Claudine has regrettably been living a Greta Garbo like reclusive lifestyle since. She should stage a comeback. She has one audience member already. "Love is Blue" is on par with "Look of Love." She does a good sincere take on "Holiday" but the real reason to get this is for the duets.
She duets with Tommy LiPuma (He did this before he went on to become a producer)on Small Talk, A Walk in the Park, and Who Needs You. You might as well just buy this because no best of has them all. They're so catchy.