The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
So Claude François was almost like Elvis but in France. He wrote the original French version of the song “My Way” (“Comme D’Habitude“) and ultimately died after trying to change a light bulb in the shower.
The A-Side of this EP opens with “Maman Chérie” and despite being in French, Claude is a terrific singer, and it doesn’t matter what language the song is sung in, because the music is pretty good. Claude seems to hit all the right notes with his vocals, and music is great too. Next up is “Laisse-Moi Tenir Ta Main” and the opening musicianship is pretty great, and the vocals are superb, it sounds oddly like a song I’ve heard before. It’s good, I like it.
The B-Side opens with the title track “Laisse-Moi Tenir Ta Main” which is actually a Claude François I’m familiar with and know, I even had it on my iPod. Anyways, the song opens with some drums before Claude begins to sing, and it’s a fantastic song, I really like it! This is a great song, all the way around. The EP closes with “Chaque Jour C’est La Même Chose” and it’s another great song, and it fits in so well on this EP. It’s an absolutely fantastic EP, and I love it.
A1 – Maman Chérie
A2 – Laisse-Moi Tenir Ta Main
B1 – Laisse-Moi Tenir Ta Main
B2 – Chaque Jour C’est La Même Chose
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Orchestration – Christian Chevallier
Photo – Roger Kasparian
Other Albums I Own by Claude François:
“Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon”