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French Music - Released January 1, 2013 | Polydor

Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles Rock and Folk
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French Music - Released January 1, 2013 | Universal Music

Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles Rock and Folk
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French Music - Released October 31, 2007 | Parlophone France

Distinctions Victoire de la musique - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
Coming in between the retroactive fascination with older stars from the days of ye-ye (Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Françoise Hardy, etc.) and the contemporary Francophone pop scene spearheaded by Air and Daft Punk, Etienne Daho has never really been on the cool meter of most English-speaking audiences. The highly processed production and often cheesy Eurovision-style arrangements of his '80s hits didn't help much either. But due in part to collaborations with hipsters as varied as London indie electronic boffins Saint Etienne and perpetually dazed California psychedelicist David Roback, Daho has developed a cult following among the Anglophones. Released the year he turned 50, L'Invitation is in no way a crossover attempt (though Daho has recorded some English-language material over the years, these 11 songs are strictly in his native French), but it's accessible to an English-speaking audience in a way that some of his earlier albums weren't. According to the album's press kit, Daho was inspired by Jerry Wexler's approach on Dusty in Memphis for the album's production and arrangements: he went into the studio with merely a drummer to record the basic tracks, then layered other instruments into those voice and percussion takes. On songs like the sultry, fingersnap-driven "La Vie Continuera," there's an extraordinary intimacy to Daho's vocals; when the wordless, almost doo wop-like backing vocals kick in, it's suddenly like a modern Parisian updating of Pet Sounds. Elsewhere, the flamenco hand percussion and strident, almost martial acoustic guitar strums of the title track give the song a surprisingly insistent underpinning one doesn't normally associate with Daho, who's generally more of a crooner. Songs as varied as the gently psychedelic closer "Cap Falcon" (the song that most reveals the influence of Daho's work with Roback) and the handbell-driven come-ons of "Obsession" sound of a piece thanks to the stripped-down, simple arrangements. Fans of Cat Power and Feist's recent albums could well be all over this quite similar blend of pop, soul and folk-rock styles. L'Invitation could well be the album to finally make Etienne Daho cool. ~ Stewart Mason
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French Music - Released February 28, 2003 | Parlophone France

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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French Music - Released October 26, 2011 | Parlophone France

Distinctions Victoire de la musique
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French Music - Released October 28, 2005 | Parlophone France

Distinctions The Unusual Suspects
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French Music - Released November 17, 2017 | Mercury

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama
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French Music - Released October 2, 2009 | Parlophone France

Daho Pleyel Paris (2009) is a live album by Étienne Daho recorded in concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, France, on December 3, 2008. The double-disc album finds the French pop icon still high on the success of the Victoire de la Musique award-winning L'Invitation (2007). On Daho Pleyel Paris, he performs material from that album, including the standouts "L'Invitation," "Obsession," and "L'Adorer," along with an assortment of his greatest hits, including "If," his 2004 hit with Charlotte Gainsbourg. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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French Music - Released January 1, 2013 | Polydor

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French Music - Released January 1, 2013 | Polydor

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French Music - Released October 28, 2011 | Parlophone France

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French Music - Released October 31, 2005 | Parlophone France

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French Music - Released October 28, 2005 | Parlophone France

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French Music - Released October 28, 2005 | Parlophone France

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French Music - Released October 28, 2005 | Parlophone France