Monaco: Françoise Hardy re-releases legendary album

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The 1960’s pop and fashion icon, French singer Françoise Hardy, who represented the Principality of Monaco in 1963 at the Eurovision Song Contest held in London, will be releasing tomorrow a collector edition of her legendary album Message personnel.

Message personnel is the album which totally relaunched the music career of Françoise Hardy in 1973, 10 years after her Eurovision experience with L’amour s’en va (see here). After a series of very big hits throughout the 1960’s, the singer was in bad need of a new sound to keep going strong throughout the 1970’s. Her co-operation with famous French songwriter Michel Berger (who would also relaunch the career of the 1965 Eurovision winner France Gall besides marrying her) as well as Serge Gainsbourg (who penned the 1965 Eurovision winning entry for Luxembourg but also Monaco’s entry in 1967 and France’s entry in 1990) and Georges Moustaki gave birth to the album Message personnel which is still considered as an all time classic 40 years later.

The new edition of the 2-CD album will contain the original recording in a remastered version including extra materials and never released tracks. A limited collector edition including more goodies such as a 12-inch album, a 7-inch single, a DVD, a blu-ray and a lithography will be on sale exclusively on the singers’s official website (here) as from 12 November.