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Album Review

Mon Frère is the debut album of French singer and songwriter Maxime le Forestier. Mostly acoustic, it makes no attempt to hide the major influences of Georges Brassens, James Taylor, and Bob Dylan on his work and world-view. Standout tracks include the autobiographical "Parachutiste," the title cut, "San Francisco," "Comme un Arbre," and "Education Sentimentale"; all of these songs have earned legendary status in French popular music.

Customer Reviews

Maxime's classic album

Passionate rock ballads about family, life and surviving the brutality of urbanisation. "Comme un arbre dans la ville" tells of someone like an isolated tree living in a town with its roots concreted over and its leaves struggling for light. Sounds trite but ths song is of the best "belter" sing alongs I have in my collection.


Born: 10 February 1949 in Paris, France

Genre: French Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Maxime le Forestier emerged in the wake of the student revolts of May 1968 to become one of France's most popular and acclaimed protest singers. In the years to follow, his music turned away from politics to tackle more personal subjects, but retained its signature honesty and authenticity. Born February 10, 1949, in Paris, le Forestier studied classical violin as a child, but at 15 he discovered pioneering chanson Georges Brassens and in response bought his first guitar. Le Forestier began his performing...
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