It's 1973 and French music, fashion and style icon Francoise Hardy is going through some changes. Expecting a child and in a state of transition, she changes label and joins WEA in search of new blood and new songwriters for her latest LP. Setting her heart on Michel Berger, the two hit the studio together and their collaboration soon results in a cult album, an instant classic in French music and an enduring part of chanson history, "Message Personnel".


One of Hardy's most celebrated LPs, this collaboration with Michel Berger sees the vocalist abandon the carefree Ye-Ye of her youth to concentrate on sweeping ballads packed with emotional impact. Sumptuous and sincere, "Message Personnel" has influenced generations of French songwriters, not least the likes of Air and Tellier.

Françoise Hardy - Message Personnel

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  • Side A
    1. Première Rencontre

    2. Rêver le nez en l'air
    3. L'Amour en privé
    4. Berceuse
    5. Pouce, au revoir
    6. L'Attente
    7. ...La Bataille

    Side B
    1. On dirait
    2. L'Habitude
    3. Chanson floue
    4. Message personnel