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Like a perfume from Spain ...



Jeanne Mas, of Spanish origin, arrived in Paris at the age of 18 to take language courses there. She took the opportunity to also take dance, singing and piano lessons. Parenthèse quickly turned because she leaves 1 year later in Italy, assembles a punk group there, leaves a first title "On the moon", made of TV and plays the actress. It was in 1983 that things accelerated when she signed with EMI-Pathé Marconi, but it is especially in 1984 that France will discover, dumbfounded, this singer with an improbable look thanks to the now cult "Toute première fois" that she herself wrote. The year 1985 saw the release of "Johnny, Johnny", a single flagship that grabbed 1st place in the French Top 50. In the aftermath released her first album, of which she signed all the texts and in which a certain… Daniel Balavoine participated. 2 Victories of Music follow. The singer even allows herself the luxury of refusing a title that is offered to her, a title that has become cult today, a certain "Ouragan" ... Stéphanie de Monaco can say thank you! Released in 1986 the 2nd album from which will be drawn "En rouge et Noir" and "Sauvez moi". She can boast that year of being the 1st artist to be simultaneously at the top of the Top 50 and the Top Albums in July 86, just that. She then begins a break which will last ... 3 years. In particular because of pregnancy. She returned in 1989 with the album "Crisis of the Soul" which would not meet the colossal success of the previous ones. The stop period has been too long, the decline is irretrievably underway, other albums will come out that will only have a esteem success. But we will remember for a long time this androgino-gothic look and this gesture on a unique stage that made her one of the flagship figs of the 80s.


To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :

• On the moon 1978

• Toute Première fois 1984

• Johnny Johnny 1985

• Cœur en stéréo 1985

• En rouge et noir 1986

• Femmes d'aujourd'hui 1986

• L'enfant 1986

• Sauvez moi 1987

• La bête libre 1987

• Y'a des bons 1989

• Les crises de l'âme 1989

• J'accuse 1989

• Carolyne 1989

• Bébé rock 1990

• Shakespeare 1991

• Angela (L'art des femmes) 1991

• Au nom des rois 1992

• Dors bien Margot 1992

• Aime moi 1993

• C'est pas normal 1994

• Côté H côté clean 1996

• Anna 1997

• Désir d'insolence 2000

• Comme nous sommes 2000

• X-Tra ordinaire 2000

• Laisse faire plus facile 2001

• Seuls 2003

• Poussière de Castille 2003

• Chimène 2003

• The missing flowers 2007

• Summer day 2007

• Un air d'Argentine 2007

• Don't play 2007

• Dans les étoiles 2008

• La garce 2008

• Back to the future 2009

• Someday 2010

• It could be 2010

• Petits pas 2011

• Les dimanches 2011

• Mon problème 2011

• Au bout du chemin 2012

• Pour toi j'ai tort 2012

• Accélère 2014

• Métro de l'angle 2014

• Un cafard 2014

• Autre que moi 2017

• Don't cry 2017

• Cruel 2020

• L'artiste 2020

• Le manque 2020

• Ecris moi 2020

• Nature morte 2021

• Lettre à mon père 2021


 

Clips :


1978 ... incredible but true, it is the same Jeanne Mas who will become a few years later the most famous Vamp of the 80s on the French side ...



1984 ... very first time but what a first time ! France is literally in shock, but above all under the spell, of this young unknown woman with a totally improbable look and who signs here one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade. And that's just the beginning. MAS-TER-FUL !



1985 ... one would have thought that she would be only one shooting star among many others and that she would disappear as quickly as she appeared. Not only does she confirms all the good that one could think of her, but she also becomes one of the biggest phenomena of the moment in France. A truly amazing climb !



1985 ... the hits follow one another at an impressive speed. Now, every title that comes out immediately turns into gold and inexorably brings her closer to the rank of undisputed star of the decade



1986 ... a rank of undisputed star who arrives with THIS title. She delivers here a HUGE Dance song which makes her enter definitively in the musical legend of the 80s on the French side and which offers her at the same time a ticket for posterity. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !



1986 ... she is incredibly effective in the Dance register but she shows here that she can also do in the Intimist area. Versatility reserved exclusively for the most gifted !



1986 ... an Intimist interlude that lasts with a second title in stride. Certainly, she will not record her biggest success with these 2 titles but it allows her to show all the facets of her talent. And talent, she has everything to spare !



1987 ... strong comeback on the Dance side with a track speeding at 200 km/h. Always as effective, always as formidable, she unfolds with disconcerting ease !



1987 ... a style that evolves somewhat with a more posed Jeanne. Unfortunately, this development will not really succeed, as paradoxical as it may seem ...



1989 ... after an empty year 1988, we find a Jeanne in Che Guevara version in this year 1989. If the idea is laudable in principle, it will harm her more than anything else. This is the starting point for the start of a stall which will now be impossible to stop ...



1989 ... a BIG year 1989 with a plethora of titles but the end of the decade turns out to be much more complicated to manage than expected. A new generation of singers is born and relegates more and more little Jeanne in the depths of the Charts ...



1989 ... you can't say it was his talent that was at stake in this slow, but irreversible, plunge. Simply an increasing gap with what the competition offers ...



1989 ... she resists, hangs on and tries everything for everything. But a plethora of titles unfortunately does not necessarily rhyme with guaranteed success and she learns at its expense ...



1990 ... a new decade that starts slowly. She signs here a sumptuous Intimist title which will find little response from the public. Frankly a shame because she is still under the pedal but fans of the first hour have already moved on to something else ...



1990 ... she is far from being ridiculous in this 90s decade when everything goes at the speed of light. Too fast, moreover, so much so that it is increasingly difficult for her to keep up ...



1991 ... but we really love our Jeanne and even if she no longer approaches the stars like before, we appreciate what she offers us. And we want more !



1992 ... she continues on her little path without worrying about a world around her that mutates and evolves in a direction which is not really the one for which she opted. Always so "aware" our little Jeanne ...



1992 ... the problem is that one has the impression that she remained stuck in the 1980s and that she does not manage to be in this 1990s when the codes are necessarily different. A necessary adaptation that she will never manage to achieve ...



1993 ... it's been a long time since she created an event, but its strength of resistance is a pleasure to see. And she is far from being ridiculous in all that she will have offered us in this decade 90...



1994 ... she finally realized what musical era she was in. But the delay is too substantial and the competition is now light years ahead ...



1996 ... well, there, it borders on caricature and especially the exit of road. It is time for the adventure to end because we are losing our Jeanne ...



1997 ... after an 80s decade which made her a half goddess, the 90s will unfortunately have relegated her to the depths of oblivion. A sad fate for one of the most gifted artists of his generation. Tough law of the trade ...



2000...be that as it may, the adventure is far from over because here she begins this new decade 2000 with the firm will to continue to exist. A desire to believe in it always and again which undeniably commands respect...



2000...especially since she makes every effort to stick to the latest musical developments of the moment. With the key to new titles of more than certain quality...



2000...despite all her efforts and an obvious desire to do well, the beginning of the 2000s did not bring her more than that. Really unfortunate...



2001... business will pick up somewhat from the year 2001, so she just had to be a little patient. We suspected that at some point, she would still manage to come back a little to the surface...



2003... here she is in Hispanic rhythmic mode, a daring reorientation to say the least because not really in tune with the times. Dared bet but bet more or less won paradoxically...



2003...an astonishing artist who never does like the others and who tries things that others would never dare to try. An originality that has always been as much its strength as its weakness...



2003...it was certain that at some point she was going to have to pay a direct or indirect homage to her origins. It's now done with this very special album...



2007...the art of going from one extreme to another. It's really hard to imagine that it's the same singer that we find on this new title. And yet, it's the same...



2007...an extreme that is confirmed with this new title. She went from flamenco to ultra Dance, who would have thought that possible. And yet she did !



2007...she will have been able to adapt to all eras, all fashions and all styles. One of the very few French singers to have achieved this feat over several decades...



2007...a year 2007 decidedly ultra Dance. Dance of great caliber and perfectly trendy moreover, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary...



2008...and the splits again. She constantly blurs the tracks and changes musical register at a speed that ends up making you dizzy...



2008...it comes from a good feeling to avoid doing routine, but it's really hard to see a common thread in all that. We get lost by force...



2009...in the end a beautiful decade all the same which will have seen her reborn somewhat from its ashes and prove by herself that she still exists. A good word hello !



2010...and here she is proudly starting her 5th decade of career. An exceptional longevity for one of the most gifted artists of her generation, an undeniable fact...



2010...we find her at the beginning of the 2010 decade once again in Ultra Dance mode. An area that has always been most favorable to her even if the level of success now achieved has nothing to do with that of the 80s...


2011... she constantly alternates ultra-trendy titles and much more personal titles. A bias that she has assumed for several years but which unfortunately blurs the cards...



2011...an adventure that continues for good or bad according to her inspiration and her moods. After all, the level of impact on the public depends enormously on the level of intensity of these 2 factors...



2011...on the other hand what is certain is that she does not intend to stop there in any case. She will advance at all costs until we tell her that it is really time for her to hang up the gloves...



2012...she is in a much more personal creative phase with titles that are a little less mainstream. Afterwards, as long as the quality is in order, we take it !



2012...the albums released at the start of the 2010 decade really struggled to reach the public, unlike those released at the end of the previous decade. So beginning of the end or temporary air hole ? The future will tell us...



2014...this new opus won't really do any better. She therefore has every reason to worry and to very quickly ask herself the right questions about the direction to take in the following years...



2014 ... we will have to wait for the next opus for a possible awareness. For the moment, life is going on slowly but surely...



2014...be that as it may, the year 2014 will have enabled her to produce a significant number of titles and, moreover, of certain quality. It's already that...



2017... she seems to have asked herself the right questions a priori because this new opus will allow her to come back a little bit to the front of the stage. We're not talking about a return to the light, but almost...



2017...a title with a certain darkness but which nevertheless floats in the air. A certain paradox but which in no way detracts from its interest in the title...



2020...and another decade, one ! Impossible to stop her as it is, it is clear. She will go to the end and it doesn't matter whether there is success or not for each title produced...



2020...you still have to remember that she started her career more than 40 years ago. Who would have imagined in 1978 that she would still be there in 2020, not many people that's for sure...



2020... a pity that the younger generations were not more interested in her because she is far from deserving. It will really not have missed much to see her return to the front of the stage in a more notable way...



2020...now remains to be seen what she will be able to offer next. Because for the moment and despite all her efforts she still hasn't managed to find the key to the problem...



2021... the production of titles remains impressive and commands respect once again. Not to mention titles with a certain interest, which does not spoil anything...



2021...a nice title that shows that even in 'emotional' titles she has lost none of her talent. And we suspect that there is a good chance that we will find her later, that's for sure. To be continued...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Mas

Official Website :

https://www.jeannemas.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/3557

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnM1LleDvP6r9GsQay1W-ZA/featured









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