“Johnny, as you’ve never heard,” announces at the outset of the label. It is in the greatest secret that Yves Cassar, musical director of Johnny Hallyday for 15 years, and the producer Dominique Blanc-Fancard have been working on a new album of the Taulier of the rock. In picking up and rearranging his greatest success, the two men have created this disk, which will be a sort of best of symphonic and orchestral. Entitled simply Johnny , the CD will be released on 25 October, as the announcement The Parisian.

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“Is that Johnny would have liked?”

An idea of the Universal as Yves Cassar was first refused, as he explains in the pages of the newspaper: “It was so hard to go back to it. But it has evoked so many memories, things shared. Those first few moments where any youngster, it has prepared the Stage of France 1998 with a symphony orchestra. What interested me, this is the report on my history with Johnny, to the beauty of the song and what it was said”, he confides to the daily information.

The former director of music ensures that his first concern was whether “Johnny would have liked”, he explains in Paris . “It is the principle of this disk, I only pick songs that we made together, in which we discussed the arrangements. A thousand times he spoke to me of the orchestra. I have the impression that twenty years later we go to the end of this story. And it is beautiful,”” says Yves Cassar.

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The twelve titles selected are Living for the best, Not something out of nothing, something of Tennessee, I have to stop here, The singer abandoned, Diego free in his head, Mary, Requiem for a fool, On my life, That I love you, Blood for blood and The Desire.

They have all been re-recorded in London with 70 musicians of the London symphony orchestra (the renowned LSO), known for

“I have the impression that twenty years later we go to the end of this story. And it’s nice”

Yves Cassar

the soundtracks of Harry Potter and Star Wars. 42 singers have insured the hearts behind the voices of the original singer.

The sound engineer François Gauthier, who has long collaborated with the Taulier, oversaw the party vote. A recording experiencing emotionally confesses Yves Cassar in the columns of the Paris : “I made myself pick up with emotion several times,” he admits. Johnny is right there with me, in my head. His voice is in my small head for life”. On the cover, in black and white, a photo of Jean-Philippe Smet made in 2004 by François Darmigny according to RTL. At the center of the cover, his name and the name of the album in golden letters, Johnny.

On Twitter, the fans, away from the enthusiasm of the production team, deplore yet another lucrative project that would seek to exploit the legacy of their rocker favorite.

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Distributed by Universal music, the drive must receive a first printing of 100,000 copies. And this is not the only news of the deceased. The disc and the DVD of one of his last appearances on stage during the concert of the Old Scoundrels with Eddy Mitchell and Jacques Dutronc to be released on the 8th of November. Laeticia Hallyday from his side also comes to share his or her intention to organise a great evening in tribute to Johnny at the Olympia, for the two years of his death, on the 1st of December.