Les Douze Premières Chansons de Léo Ferré

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Les Douze Premières Chansons de Léo Ferré
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 1969
Barclay Studio, Paris (France)
LabelBarclay Records
Léo Ferré chronology
Récital 1969 en public à Bobino
Les Douze Premières Chansons de Léo Ferré
Amour Anarchie

Les Douze Premières Chansons de Léo Ferré (English: The Twelve First Songs of Léo Ferré) is an album by Léo Ferré, released in 1969 by Barclay Records. The singer records once again the songs he taped in 1950 on behalf of the label Le Chant du Monde, for 78s releases. Back then he had accompanied himself on the piano and technical conditions weren't top-notch. For this release Ferré is backed by a studio orchestra and delivers the songs with plain charismatic vocal maturity.

This album has a lot of tasteful accordion and jazz hints, which convey a great frenchness feel.


Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Léo Ferré, except three of them.

Original LP
Side one
1."À Saint-Germain-des-Prés" (Saint-Germain-des-Prés) 3:16
2."Le Flamenco de Paris" (Paris Flamenco) 2:43
3."Monsieur Tout-Blanc" (Mister All-White) 3:50
4."L'Inconnue de Londres" (The Strangeress from London) 3:44
5."Les Forains" (The Carnies) 3:46
6."La Vie d'artiste" (Artist's life)Léo Ferré & Francis Claude2:23
Side two
7."La Chanson du scaphandrier" (Song of the Deep-Sea Diver)René Baer2:00
8."L'Esprit de famille" (Family Spirit) 3:13
9."Barbarie" (Barbarism) 3:19
10."Le Temps des roses rouges" (The Red Roses Times) 3:19
11."Le Bateau espagnol" (The Spanish Boat) 3:39
12."L'Île Saint-Louis" (The Île Saint-Louis)Léo Ferré & Francis Claude3:57


  • The orchestra consists of session musicians hired for the recording.


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