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1 	Ma Jeunesse 	2:35
2 	La Possibilité D'Une Île 	3:57
3 	L'Amoureuse 	3:04
4 	Tu Es Ma Came 	3:02
5 	Salut Marin 	2:53
6 	Ta Tienne 	2:43
7 	Péché D'Envie 	2:55
8 	You Belong To Me 	3:01
9 	Le Temps Perdu 	2:46
10 	Déranger Les Pierres 	3:15
11 	Je Suis Une Enfant 	3:10
12 	L'Antilope 	2:03
13 	Notre Grand Amour Est Mort 	3:25
14 	Il Vecchio E Il Bambino 	3:24

Carla Bruni - Vocals
Michel Amsellem - Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Piano
Elsa Benabdallah - String Quartet, Violin
Denis Benarrosch - 	Drums, Percussion
Dominique Blanc-Francard - 6-String Bass, Autoharp, Guitars, Guitar (Bass),
 Organ, Pedal Steel, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Vibraphone
Florent Bremond - Alto, String Quartet
Karen Brunon - String Quartet, Violin
Thierry Farrugia - Clarinet, Flute, Sax (Soprano)
Freddy Koella - Banjo, Baryton, Dobro, Guitars, Mandolin, Violin
Christophe Morin - Cello, String Quartet
Charles Pasi - Harmonica
Laurent Vernerey - Double Bass, Guitar (Bass) 

 

The title of Carla Bruni's 2008 album, Comme Si de Rien N'Etait (As If Nothing Had Happened), is a good joke. After all, since her last album Bruni fell into a whirlwind romance with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and ended up marrying him and becoming the "First Lady" of France. That's a pretty big "something," and indeed it isn't often that the romance of a singer and a president is chronicled on record as it is here -- though you need to be fluent in French to catch the details, since only her cover of '50s pop classic "You Belong to Me" (which is a witty nod to a semi-scandalous trip the couple took to Egypt and other exotic locales before they were wed) is in English. You don't need to know exactly what's going on lyrically, because the intimate-sounding arrangements on the ballads and the light and breezy sound of the more uptempo tunes clue you in that there is romance in the air. Along with the nice arrangements, the best thing about the album is Bruni's intimate and sultry singing. She can purr like a Gainsbourg girl, strut sassily, or croon quite tenderly -- sometimes all within the same song. Most of the time she sounds like you always hoped a '60s French bombshell would sound but never quite did (think Bardot or Birkin). Not surprisingly, Bruni appears totally in control throughout the album, which could be down to her having written almost all of the songs herself, or could be down to her new position in the world. Whatever the reason, it makes for quite an improvement over her previous album, No Promises, and fulfills the promise of her charming debut, Quelqu'un M'a Dit. It is probably the best album released by a "First Lady," but beyond that, it's a pleasant, sometimes compelling album by a singer/songwriter with some stories to tell and a lovely way of telling them. ---Tim Sendra, Rovi

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Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un M'a Dit (2003) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/pop-miscellaneous/178-carlabruni/320-qulqunmadit.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/pop-miscellaneous/178-carlabruni/320-qulqunmadit.html Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un M'a Dit (2003)


1. Quelqu'un M'a Dit 2:46  
2. Raphael   2:25
3. Tout Le Monde 3:17
4. La Noyee 4:00
5. Le Toi Du Moi 3:21
6. Le Ciel Dans Une Chambre 4:48
7. J'en Connais 2:35
8. Le Plus Beau Du Quartier 3:30
9. Chanson Triste 3:31
10. L'excessive 3:04
11. L'amour 3:06
12. La Derniere Minute 1:02

Carla Bruni - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Percussion
Louis Bertignac - Basse, Clavier, Engineer, Guitar, Mandoline, Mellotron, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano
Vincent Catulescu - Cello
Régis Ceccarelli - Drums
Léna Fablet - Violone
Rachid Guissous - Piano
Roselyne Macario - Alto
Steve Shehan - Percussion
Laurent Vernerey - Basse, Contrabass 

 

Carla Bruni is an Italian supermodel and this is her first album. Like Milla Jovovich's debut, this caught everyone by surprise. It's a very good effort, far beyond what one would have expected. It's an acoustic and intimate album, and the songs are from her own harvest. She also plays guitar. The talented French guitarist Louis Bertignac produced the album. Although she's Italian, most of the album is sung in French with some Italian touches, like in "Le Ciel Dans une Chambre." The result is a kind and smooth album that mixes folk and chanson Française in equal parts. Although she's not breaking any new ground, the result is compelling. ---Iván Adaime, Rovi

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluelover) Carla Bruni Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:56:31 +0000
Carla Bruni – No Promises (2006) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/pop-miscellaneous/178-carlabruni/322-nopromise.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/pop-miscellaneous/178-carlabruni/322-nopromise.html Carla Bruni – No Promises (2006)


1. Those Dancing Days Are Gone 3:41
2. Before The World Was Made  3:51
3. Lady Weeping At The Crossroads  3:36
4. I Felt My Life With Both My Hands  2:55
5. Promises Like Pie-Crust  2:33
6. Autumn  3:25
7. If You Were Coming In The Fall  3:32
8. I Went To Heaven 2:48
9. Afternoon  2:07
10. Ballade At Thirty-Five  3:03
11. At Last The Secret Is Out  3:11

Carla Bruni - Guitar (Classical), Keyboards, Vocal Percussion, Vocals
Laurence Allalah - Cello
Louis Bertignac - Bass, Congas, Drums, E-Bow, Flute, Guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards,
 Mellotron, Mixing, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Sitar, Strings, Tabla, Tuba
Pierre DeMarty - Piano
Cyril Denis - Bass
Hervé Koster - Drums
Antoine Massoni - Contrabass
Charles Pasi - Harmonica
Paco Sery - Bass, Cymbals, Drums, Hi Hat, Percussion 

 

After the runaway success of her charming, folksy first album, Quelqu'un M'a Dit, Carla Bruni's sophomore effort takes a more difficult route and sees her setting canonical works by such poets as Yeats and Emily Dickinson to music. The lines "Wrapping that foul body up/In as foul a rag" in Yeats' "Those Dancing Days Are Gone" are delivered almost winsomely, where in fact the word "foul" should be allowed to drag, and to weigh down the rest of the line. Metered verse cannot fit this sort of verse-verse-chorus model. Of course, an album must be judged on its musical merits, and the overall mixture of rhythm and pedal steel guitars, with a touch of harmonica here and there, is a serviceable foil to Bruni's smoky voice. Although this impersonal set of disparate poems is often set to incongruous arrangements, the doo wop piano-and-guitar jam on Dickinson's "If You Were Coming in the Fall" is a highlight, lending itself oddly well to Bruni's sauce. ---Caspar Salmon, Rovi

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