Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Fragile by Francis Cabrel, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

On Fragile, Cabrel doesn't stray far from the approach of his preceding album, Les Chemins de Traverse, alternating uptempo blues-oriented rockers with ballads and smooth pop rock. The artistic production plays to the strengths of his singer/songwriter style, minimizing distractions, sticking to mostly acoustic instruments, and allowing the focus to remain on the melody and lyrics. It's something of a shame that the songs aren't as strong as on many of Cabrel's other recordings. There are some bright spots on the album, such as "Elle écoute pousser les fleurs." Cabrel serves up a fine vocal performance on the track, the lyrics are picturesque and the melody is pleasing. The song may be worth hearing for the surprise ending alone (try to ignore the solo near the end, credited as being a child's piano). "Le petit gars," co-written with Georges Augier de Moussac, is a good example of Cabrel's lyric writing abilities. Also, "De l'autre côté de toi" features some nice harmonies and slide guitar work. For the most part, though, the album is not too memorable.


Genre: French Pop

Varied as it is, the music of Francis Cabrel never strays far from his basic songwriting tools: the acoustic guitar and gentle reflections on life. His clear voice and clean guitar are ever the focus of his songs. Around this core he weaves contemporary folk, blues rock, French pop, smooth jazz, and even classical sounds. His lyrics have received much attention among French-speaking audiences and critics, and his albums sell well in those circles. His style has also sparked a revival of interest...
Full Bio
Fragile, Francis Cabrel
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.