Cette compilation de Francis Cabrel intitulée L'Essentiel 1977-2017 rassemble les meilleures chansons qui sont parues entre 1977 et 2017. Elle est sortie afin de célébrer les 40 ans de carrière de Francis Cabrel, vingt ans après la précédente compilation Cabrel 77-87, dix ans après L'Essentiel 1977-2007, dont les deux cds sont d'ailleurs repris.
Among Francis Cabrel's many recordings since 1977, Hors-Saison (Out Season) remains his classic. Paced easily and intently on groove figures and melodic folk and rock songs, in 1999, Cabrel arrived at the epitome of his art. Using the same quartet that recorded Sabarcane with Manu Katchie on drums and percussion, bassist Bernard Paganotti, Gerard Bikialo on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer, with Denys Lable on acoustic guitar and the percussion stylings of Denis Benarrosh, Cabrel has created an immediate, spare, direct emotional statement of melancholy and simplicity.
Francis Cabrel singing in Spanish.
I heard Francis Cabrel on the radio by the song that leads the title of this album "La Quiero A Morir (Je L'Aime À Mourir)".
In my humble opinion this is the last and best Cabrel's album, three important songs appear in this: "Répondez-Moi" "Carte Postale" "Chandelle"
The melancholy title track that opens Carte Postale announces that Francis Cabrel will not be content to churn out bottomless clone albums.
Featuring: Featuring: "L'Encre De Tes Yeux", "De L'Autre Côté De Toi", "Si Tu La Croises Un Jour"
On Fragile, Cabrel doesn't stray far from the approach of his preceding album, Les Chemins de Traverse, alternating uptempo blues-oriented rockers with ballads and smooth pop rock.
Featuring: "Je L'Aime À Mourir", "Je rêve", "C'était l'hiver"
Francis Cabrel's second release is chock-full of well-written songs.