FRANÇOISE HARDY - In English LP
'Françoise Hardy in English' is a studio album of the French popular singer Françoise Hardy. English covers of rock, folk, and pop tunes are the backbone of this rather heavily orchestrated album, which may be Hardy’s most overlooked ‘60s recording. The songs are catchy and the production, arrangements, and near-operatic backup harmonies excellent, at times almost Spector-esque. Fans of Marianne Faithfull’s mid-’60s work can find something of a French equivalent here, though Hardy’s material was stronger and her delivery more confident.