Various Artists – Parlez-Vous Dylan?
25 Bob Dylan songs sung in French
Bob Dylan was introduced to the French audience in the mid-sixties by French singer-songwriter Hugues Aufray, when he released an album called « Aufray Chante Dylan » in 1965, with only Dylan songs sung in French. He did it again in 1995, with a double CD called “Aufray Trans Dylan”. And then again in 2009 with a CD of duets called “New Yorker”, with nothing but Dylan tracks again, this time duetting with France’s biggest singing stars. I also have a live double CD by him, called “Hugues Aufray Au Casino De Paris”, 28 tracks with 17 of them being Dylan songs. He was invited to sing a duet version of “Blowin’ In The Wind / Les Temps Changent” at a Bob Dylan concert in Paris (France) in 1984. This Various Artists compilation feature two songs by Hugues Aufray.
Other French artists who dedicated full albums to Bob Dylan songs in French language are Serge Kerval (1970) and Francis Cabrel (2012).
All artists here sing in French, but Nana Mouskouri is from Greece, Fairport Convention are from the U.K., Graeme Allwright is from New Zealand, Vicky Leandros is from Greece, Roch Voisine is from Canada, Johnny Hallyday’s father was from Belgium, Richard Anthony was born in Egypt, Roger Mason is from the USA, Sarclo is from Switzerland, Garou is from Canada, Mirthe is from The Netherlands. Well I guess what’s left is from France. Even those with English-sounding names such as Eddy Mitchell and Long Chris.
1. Nana Mouskouri - Amour Moins Zéro (Love Minus Zero - No Limit) (2:52)
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2. Richard Anthony - Ecoute Dans Le Vent (Blowin' In The WInd) (3:08)
3. Bijou - Si Tu Dois Partir (If You Gotta Go, Go Now) (3:02)
4. Serge Kerval - Va Ton Chemin, J'Irai Le Mien (Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine) (3:24)
5. Francis Cabrel - S'Abriter De L'Orage (Shelter From The Storm) (5:41)
6. Fairport Convention - Si Tu Dois Partir (If You Gotta Go, Go Now) (2:19)
7. Eddy Mitchell - La Fille Du Nord (Girl From The North Country) (3:34)
8. Graeme Allwright - Qui A Tué Davy Moore (Who Killed Davey Moore) (2:31)
9. Jean-Louis Murat - Qu'Est-Ce Que Tu Voulais (What Was It You Wanted) (4:42)
10. Long Chris - Elle M'Appartient (C'Est Une Artiste) (She Belongs To Me) (3:00)
11. Les Troubadours - N'Y Pense Plus, Tout Est Bien (Don't Think Twice, It's All Right) (3:23)
12. Marie Laforêt - D'Etre A Vous (I Want You) (2:49)
13. Mirthe - Mr Tambourinaire (Mr Tambourine Man) (4:38)
14. Roger Mason - Le Blues De La Troisième Guerre Mondiale (Talking World War III Blues) (3:36)
15. Vicky Leandros - N'Y Pense Plus, Tout Est Bien (Don't Think Twice, It's All Right) (2:11)
16. Hubert-Félix Thieffaine et Jean-Patrick Capdevielle - N'Y Pense Plus, Tout Est Bien / Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (3:30)
17. Roch Voisine et Nana Mouskouri - Adieu Angelina (Farewell Angelina) (4:01)
18. Sarclo - Bob Dylan's Dream (Bob Dylan's Dream) (4:12)
19. Hugues Aufray - Le Fugitif (Wanted Man) (2:22)
20. Francis Cabrel - Elle M'Appartient (C'Est Une Artiste) (She Belongs To Me) (3:53)
21. Nana Mouskouri et Garou - Le Ciel Est Noir (A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall) (8:11)
22. Johnny Hallyday - Maintenant Ou Jamais (If You Gotta Go, Go Now) (2:27)
23. Hugues Aufray - Dieu Est A Nos Côtés (With God On Our Side) (4:50)
24. Francis Cabrel - On Ne Va Nulle Part (You Ain't Going Nowhere) (3:36)
25. Graeme Allwright - La Réponse Est Soufflée Par Le Vent (Blowin' In The Wind) (3:46)