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On L' Heure d'Été, Marc Lavoine reveals just how far he has traveled from both his early identity and a teen matinee idol and his overly serious attempt at being a moody balladeer and political songwriter. This set walks a distinct line between artfully constructed modern chanson and ultra-produced dancefloor pop.

Customer Reviews


iTunes finally got around to putting this album up. "J'espere" is gorgeous music! Quynh Anh's voice is so sweet!


This is my first review ever on iTunes. I too was looking for J'espere. The song is hauntingly beautiful, though some might say that the chorus is a bit repetitive. I took a chance on downloading the entire album and to my suprise it's actually quite good. There is a mix of dance (Je me sens si seul), dance pop (Ne m'en veux pas de t'en vouloir - reminds me of the Pet Shop Boys), chill (La melancolie, J'espere), and ballads. I don't know French but that doesn't matter cause I really enjoy all of the songs. I also recommend downloading the single J'ai tout oublié from his 2003 self-titled album.


Born: August 6, 1962 in Longjumeau, France

Genre: French Pop

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

French pop balladeer Marc Lavoine transcended the matinee-idol trappings of his early career with a series of melancholy and profoundly intimate LPs exploring issues both personal and political. Born August 6, 1962, in the Parisian suburb of Longjumeau, Lavoine was raised on a steady diet of jazz and British Invasion rock & roll. As a teen he began writing songs, but initially gravitated more to acting, joining an amateur theater troupe in the rue Chabrol. While working as a receptionist at Paris'...
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