Claude François – Comme D’Habitudé – LP

Claude François - Comme D’Habitudé - LP

Claude François – Comme D’Habitudé – LP

Elemental Music proudly presents a reissue of Claude François
classic album Comme d’Habitude. Along with Johnny Hallyday, François was one of the biggest stars of French rock & roll, emerging during the so-called “yé-yé” movement of the early ‘60s. Like
Hallyday, his early success came mostly from French adaptations
of English language rock and folk hits, rather than from original
material written specifically for him. However, his image
— immaculately coiffed hair and glitzy sequined suits — played just as big a role in his popularity, and made him a major teen idol in his heyday, when fans dubbed him “Clo-Clo.” He dressed his much
imitated quartet of backup dancers, the Clodettes, in even more flamboyant costumes (some self-designed), which gave his act a
definite kitsch appeal and became a visual signature for much of his career. Appropriately for the singer who recorded the original version of the song that became “My Way” (“Comme d’Habitude”) François lived the outsized life of a star, cycling through a series of high-profile affairs and acquiring a reputation for being extremely difficult to work with. Despite continued popularity, he endured a run of bad personal luck in the ‘70s that culminated in his freak
accidental death at only 39 years old, electrocuting himself in the bathtub while changing a light bulb.

SIDE A:

01. COMME D’HABITUDE
02. CE SOIR JE VAIS BOIRE “Stasera mi butto”
03. JE VEUX CHAQUE DIMANCHE UNA FLEUR
04. POURQUOI “Baby Now That I’ve Found You”
05. LA MARTIEN “Flowers in the Rain”

SIDE B:

06. LA PLUS BELLE CHOSE DU MONDE “Massachusetts”
07. PARDON
08. L’HOMME AU TRAINEAU “Carrie Ann”
09. RIEN RIEN RIEN “I Was Made to Love Her”
10. MA FILLE “My Guy”
11. MAIS QUAND LE MATIN