Christophe - Les Mots Bleus – New 12” – RSD24

Christophe - Les Mots Bleus – New 12” – RSD24

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Format: New & Sealed 12” Label: BMG Cat. No: Barcode: 4050538867145 Released: 20/04/2024

Christophe is a major figure on the French music scene of the seventies to the 2000’s. With his amazing repertoire and modern productions, he has indelibly influenced several generations of artists who proudly claim him as their heir.

To mark the 50th anniversary of French singer Christophe's legendary album, BMG is releasing a limited edition of the eponymous track on 12" blue vinyl on Records Store Day. "Les Mots bleus" was released in 1974 and quickly became Christophe's signature song - the lyrics are by Jean-Michel Jarre and the music is by Christophe. It's also a song that's become part of French heritage, and has been covered countless times. The song was so successful that Christophe performed two sold-out nights at the legendary Olympia concert hall in Paris. Fun fact: on the track "Le dernier des Bevilacqua", which opens the album "Les mots bleus", Christophe sings an extract of "Les mots bleus" in Italian, before we hear the title again three songs later. So, logically, this track is on the B side of the present 12", which also contains the instrumental version, previously unreleased. And the disc cover features a previously unpublished photo of Bernard Leloup, from the same photo session as the one used for the 7" at the time.

*** RECORD STORE DAY 2024 Available in the shop WHILE STOCKS LAST from 8am to 5.30pm on Saturday 20 April then Sunday 21 April 11am to 3pm and Monday 22 April 10am to 3pm Remaining stock will be available to buy here ONLINE from 8pm UK Time on Monday 22 April 2024

*** LIMITED SALE 1 PER CUSTOMER ***

Please note that stock is very limited and is only secured for you once you have completed check out. Full info on how we’re running RECORD STORE DAY 2024 can be found here: https://offthebeatentracks.co.uk/pages/record-store-day