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Thursday, January 15, 2009


"Nino Ferrer - Metronomie-1972 France":

Nino Ferrer (born Nino Agostino Arturo Maria Ferrari in Genoa, Italy, August 15, 1934, died in Quercy Blanc, Saint-Cyprien Lot, Montcuq, August 13, 1998) was a famous French - Italian singer, actor and jazz musician.
In Italy, Nino became notorious in 1969 as the presenter of the satirical TV variety show, "Io, Agata e tu" with Nino Taranto and Raffaella Carrà. Then, after a brief love affair with Brigitte Bardot, he decided to return to France in 1970.
Determined now to conduct his career as he alone saw fit, he took up residence in the Quercy region in the South West of France and began breeding horses. But music remained his first love and his meeting with Englishman Mickey Finn, a guitarist who had played with T. Rex, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, changed his attitude towards his work. With Finn, Nino launched into rock music and began to write darker, more personal lyrics.
1972 saw the release of the "Métronomie" album, considered by Ferrer to be his first ‘real’ album. Very much in the style of the time, the album was conceived as an ‘experience’, with the music accompanied by sound effects, but included a new version of his very first release, "Pour oublier qu’on s’est aimé". However, it was not the album which sold but one of its tracks, "la Maison près de la fontaine". Very different from the rest of the album, the single sold more than 500,000 copies. I think this is a really great album.Enjoy!!!

4 comments:

Hanimex 3000 said...

HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
GRAB THIS ONE WITHOUT HESITATION IF YOU'RE INTO VOCAL PSYCH SOUND AND LIKE CLEVER ORCHESTRATIONS.

Now little complementary informations:
This album was recorded in 1970 and issued mid-71 (BIEM press). The recording place was CBE studio, owned by famous producer and pianist Bernard Estardy, with whom Nino Ferrer was working as a bassist and arranger for many years (you can read a very interesting itw of Estardy on Frenchattack website).
Like its successor "Le Sud", "Métronomie" was full of tracks explaining Ferrer's deepest feelings, but only the accessible tracks (somehow dictated by record company) were put on single and remembered by the masses... increasing Ferrer's distrust towards critics and public's versatility. He sadly commited suicide in 1998.

DEEPEST RESPECTS TO NINO FERRER'S CAREER.

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Goldy said...

lovin this album. thanks

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