Friday, January 12, 2007

Eric Clapton On Ukelele

OOOPS - forgot the link to the first zip - it's there now.

The new box set of Michel Polnareff contains pretty much everything you'd ever need from the French (AZ label) period but omits a few songs. For those of you who buy the new box, here are the tracks that aren't on it.

I discovered Michel Polnareff when I was on holiday in Les Sables D'Olonne in 1971. A girl I knew there had just bought 'Polnareff's' and the guy I was staying with had his first album. I was hooked - he's a wonderful songwriter & one of the best ever to come out of France. I bought all the albums I could find - not many, most of his stuff was only ever out on singles & then compilations - and then the 'Premiere Annees' box set that came out a few years ago - from where most of these tracks are taken.

He's doing some gigs in Paris this year, I'd love to go but it's too far & too expensive.

Michel Polnareff - early tracks missing from the box set

This first zip contains all the tracks from his French period that aren't on the box set. Clearly, if they've been omitted it's for a reason and most of these aren't among his best work, but they've also left out the two instrumentals from 'Polnareff's' - without which the album loses some of its continuity.

Il Est Gros
La Fille Qui Reve De Moi (instrumental)
La Fille Qui Reve De Moi
La Vie, La Vie M'A Quitte
Le Grand Chapiteau
Le Temps A Laisse Son Manteau
Mais Encore
Musique De Rabelais
Oh! Louis
Polnareve (instrumental)
Time Will Tell
You'll Be On My Mind

Michel Polnareff - 'Fame A La Mode' tracks missing from the box set

The second zip contains the missing tracks from the 'Fame A La Mode' album, which is far from his best but it's worth having these tracks if you like Polnareff at all.

Wandering Man
Since I Saw You
So Long Beauty
No No No No Not Now
Come On Lady Blue


Blogger Justin said...

"Polnareff's" [1971 Universal France] is pretty amazing ,if you don't have it.

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