Dave – “À L’Olympia”

The Sleeve:
105_5621 105_5622

The Gatefold:
105_5623

The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 Dave. French singer, and um, I really don’t know much about Dave or his career, I only bought the album for the dog on the cover swimming, ’cause it makes the cover cool. I wonder if he brought his dog to this concert?

 The concert album opens with “L’Amour Fera Le Reste” and at first you hear some drums, and then the vocals begin to come in, and they’re just a whole lot of “na na na“. No really, anyways, drums and the song begins to pick up into really neat sounding pop song, still no vocals. Oh, there is Dave, and you know what, the guy is not a bad singer, he’s pretty good actually. Dave is actually really good. I have no idea what the guy is singing, but I like it. It has a good beat to it. The next song is “Tant Qu’il Y Aura” and well, it starts off a bit slowly, but concerts, especially pop concerts have really fast upbeat songs, so I got high hopes about this album. It seems to be picking up, and boom! There it is, and it’s great. I like it. The next song is “Le Marchand De Rêves” which opens with some talking, but I can’t really understand what Dave is saying, so I can’t really tell people. I wish I was bilingual. Oh, he is singing, and it’s actually another really good song, I’m enjoying this. “Ton Départ” comes next, and it’s a slower track, maybe it’s a love ballad, I do love these little high notes that Dave keeps hitting, and the drumming accompanying Dave is fantastic. It’s so amazing. I’d love to have seen this concert live. After that we continue on with the faster paced song “Mon Cœur Est Malade” and it’s a good one, I like it. Fast paced and quick, a nice song. The A-Side closes with “Hurlevent” and it’s an emotional ballad, and it’s a powerful song for sure, I quite like it so far. Yup, it’s a good one.

 The B-Side opens with “Dansez Maintenant (Moonlight Serenade)” and it’s a more jazzy pop type of sound. Why does the B-Side seem louder than the A-Side? This is weird. After that comes the track “Heureusement Que La Musique Est La” and this some seems to be quieter than the last, it’s a bit slowly, and Dave hits some pretty nice notes in this one, I like it. The musicianship is pretty nice too. After that we continue onto the song “Derrière Un Sourire” and it’s another slower, softer song, maybe another love ballad, or an emotionally charged song. I’m really liking Dave he’s a great singer. “La Décision” follows next, and it’s really slow, and quiet, but the musicianship seems to be good. Then comes the next track, “Du Côté De Chez Swann” and well, it’s another slower one, with some nice organ playing it, and the backing vocals are pretty good too. The album closes with “Vanina” which is actually a French cover of Del Shannon’s “Runaway” and hey, I like the original song, and this one is pretty good too! I know the lyrics… in English. And hey, there were some English lyrics there, and this is a really good song and a great way to end the album.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – L’Amour Fera Le Reste
A2 – Tant Qu’Il Y Aura…
A3 – Le Marchand De Rêves
A4 – Ton Départ
A5 – Mon Cœur Est Malade
A6 – Hurlevent

B1 – Dansez Maintenant (Moonlight Serenade)
B2 – Heureusement Que La Musique Est La
B3 – Derrière Un Sourire
B4 – La Décision
B5 – Du Côté De Chez Swann
B6 – Vanina (Runaway)

Label:
CBS Records

Catalog Number:
CBS 82 072

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Arrangements, Orchestrations & Direction – Guy Matteoni
Artistic Realization – Jean-Jacques Souplet
Recorded by Bernard Estardy

Other Albums I Own by Dave:
Dave

Released:
1977

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