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Francophone singer/songwriter Richard Desjardins sticks to his own spare piano accompaniment on this mesmerising and poetic 1990 album. Desjardins imagines an almost primeval love in "Nataq", speak-singing over rumbling chords and through long, silent pauses. But his rough-hewn voice also describes gritty streets and suburbs where sad men sleep in cars ("…Et j'ai couché dans mon char") and desperately seek normalcy ("Le bon gars"). He turns to the acoustic guitar on a few songs, including the deeply tender, oft-covered gem "Quand j'aime une fois j'aime pour toujours".


Born: 1948 in Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

Genre: French Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s

A singer/songwriter in the tradition of Jacques Brel and Leonard Cohen, Richard Desjardins spent two-thirds of his career as an unknown and ignored musician, first with his group Abbittibbi and later as a solo artist. In 1990, his second album, Tu M'Aimes-Tu, propelled him to the forefront of intelligent French chanson. His activism for Quebec's independence and in defense of the poor and abused gave him the aura of a controversial figure. Desjardins was born 1948 in Rouyn-Noranda, a mining town...
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Tu m'aimes-tu, Richard Desjardins
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: French Pop, Music
  • Released: 03 November 1990

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