Laurent Voulzy

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Laurent Voulzy
Voulzy Concert Belle-Ile (2).jpg
Background information
Birth nameLucien Voulzy
Born (1948-12-18) 18 December 1948 (age 73)
Paris, Fraunce
GenresAlternative rock, French pop,
pop rock, experimental,
chanson, soft rock
Years active1969 – present <FR>

Lucien "Laurent" Voulzy (born 18 December 1948) is a French sangster an componer.

Life an career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Voulzy wis born in Paris, Fraunce. He oreeginally led the Inglis-pop-influencit Le Temple de Vénus afore joinin Pascal Danel as guitarist frae 1969 tae 1974. Housomeivver, he is best kent for his collaborative sangwritin efforts wi sangster/sangwriter Alain Souchon an his solo singin career, which spanned several successful albums.

Voulzy haed an internaitional hit wi the sang Rockollection.[1] The French leerics wur interspersed wi some lines frae classic rock hits efter the chorus. His major French hits include 'Le Soleil Donne' – sung in French, Inglis an Spainyie – and 'Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde' ('Nichts athoot Kim Wilde'), inspired bi the chairt-toppin Inglis sangster.

Voulzy haed a huge hit wi his album La Septième Vague which reached nummer ane. Featured on the album is a cover o the Everly Brothers hit "All I Have to Do Is Dream", recordit as a duet wi Erse sangster Andrea Corr. The sang wis released as a single an wis includit on The Corrs' greatest hits album Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection an aw.

In 2006, Voulzy recordit in 2007 a duet wi famous French guitarist Jean-Pierre Danel on his hit album Guitar Connection 2. The sang hit the French chairts at #7 in 2008. For his 2011 album Lys and Love, Voulzy recordit a duet on the sang "Ma seule amour" wi Inglis sangster Roger Daltrey o The Who.[2] In 2007, Voulzy toured France.

He lives wi his faimily in Haslemere, in the Sooth o Ingland.[3]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Le Coeur Grenadine (1979, RCA)
  • Bopper En Larmes (1983, RCA)
  • Caché Derrière (1992, Ariola)
  • Avril (2002, RCA)
  • La Septième Vague (2006, RCA)
  • Recollection (2008, RCA)
  • Lys and Love (2011, Columbia)

Live albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Voulzy Tour (1994, Ariola)
  • Le Gothique Flamboyant Pop Dancing Tour (2004, RCA)

Compilations[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Saisons (2003, RCA) 1977–2003
  • Les Essentiels (2002, RCA) 1977–1988

Sangs[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1977: Rockollection
  • 1978: Bubble Star
  • 1979: Le Cœur grenadine
  • 1979: Karin Redinger
  • 1979: Cocktail chez mademoiselle
  • 1980: Surfing Jack
  • 1981: Idéal simplifié
  • 1983: Bopper en larmes
  • 1983: Liebe
  • 1984: Désir désir (duo with Véronique Jannot)
  • 1985: Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde
  • 1986: Belle-Île-en-Mer
  • 1987: My Song of You
  • 1988: Le soleil donne
  • 1992: Paradoxal système
  • 1993: Le Pouvoir des fleurs
  • 1993: Caché derrière
  • 1993: Le Rêve du pêcheur
  • 2001: Une héroïne
  • 2002: La Fille d'avril
  • 2002: Amélie Colbert
  • 2003: Là où je vais
  • 2006: Derniers Baisers
  • 2008: My Song of You (instrumental duo with Jean-Pierre Danel)
  • 2008: Jelly Bean
  • 2009: Le vent qui va
  • 2013: Jeanne

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Famous French Music: Voulzy".
  2. "Un duo avec Roger Daltrey (The Who) sur le prochain Voulzy". 15 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  3. "Laurent Voulzy". Lyrics Freak. 2012. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2012.

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