Laurent Voulzy, whose real name is Lucien Voulzy, is a French singer-songwriter who started his musical career at the age of 14.
He goes from group to group ("Les tigers", "Les Ellences", "Mark Robson Sound", "Temple de Vénus", "Le Poing" ...) without meeting the expected success until 1974, a very decisive year for him because he will meet a certain… Alain Souchon.
Their first collaboration gave birth to the album "Petite Annonce", renamed a few years later "J'ai 10 ans".
In 1976 the album "Bidon" was released, then "Jamais content". And finally in 1977, the enormous tube which will explode the singer's career, namely the now legendary "Rockollection".
It was not until 1979 that he released his first album "Coeur Grenadine".
The artist confirms his undeniable talent, success is there.
The year 1983 saw the release of the album "Bopper en larmes" from which is extracted the single of the same name. Single which will know a certain success.
But it was a year later, in 1984, that his notoriety exploded with the release of the single "Desire desire" that he sang in duet with one of the flagship actresses of the time, namely Véronique Jannot.
The ultimate consecration arrived in 1985 with the release of the sublime single "Belle Ile en Mer" which remains to this day one of his most beautiful compositions as well as one of his biggest successes.
Single which will be followed by few other flagship titles namely "Nuits sans Kim Wilde".
In 1987 the beautiful ballad "My song of you" was released.
Then in 1988 came out the luminous title "Le soleil donne".
It will take 4 years to see the arrival of a new single which will be the excellent "Paradoxal system". "Le pouvoir des fleurs" will soon follow.
An extremely talented composer, he later produced other magnificent albums for him.
And other wonderful singles for others.
But that’s another story that we’ll talk about later….
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• La sorcière 1973
• Milady 1974
• Le miroir 1976
• Rockollection 1977
• Bubble star 1978
• Le Coeur grenadine 1979
• Lucienne est américaine 1979
• Karin Redinger 1979
• Cocktail chez mademoiselle 1980
• Surfing jack 1980
• Idéal simplifié 1981
• Bopper en larmes 1983
• Liebe 1983
• Désir, désir 1984
• Les nuits sans Kim Wilde 1985
• Belle Ile en Mer 1985
• My song of you 1987
• Le soleil donne 1988
• Paradoxal system 1992
• Carib Islander 1992
• Le rêve du pecheur 1993
• Le pouvoir des fleurs 1993
• Le cantique mécanique 1993
• Caché derrière 1994
1973 ... the beginning of the embryonic genesis of the birth of a future Grand. At this stage, it is impossible to imagine the quirky career that awaits him in future years ...
1974 ... the rise of the one who will become in the following years one of the biggest official suppliers of tubes in France
1976 ... evolution is slow but certain. And we already feel through this piece the immense and extraordinary talent of the artist
1977 ... then comes THIS title ! He is simply signing here one of the biggest hits of that year, of the 1970s and of the end of the 20th century on the French side. The country is literally stuck with this title out of nowhere. Magic title that will set fire to all Dancefloor. MAS-TER-FUL !
1978 ... a suite which will definitively impose the Voulzy style, typical sound based on the mixture of dry/electric guitar - high voices mixed choirs - Pop tempo. Typical sound that will make him one of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries
1979 ... gifted in all styles, he is also capable of producing magnificent ballads, some of which will remain among the most beautiful of the last 30 years ...
1979 ... a title passed somewhat unnoticed but which frankly deserves the detour. To rediscover ...
1979 ... another nice title, somewhat wacky, light and airy, and that works perfectly. Ideal to end the 1970s in style !
1980 ... a title which will pass completely under the radars. But do not worry when you see what is on the horizon ...
1980 ... a change of decade that rhymes with little rockabilly delirium. Why not ... Not really his favorite field but good ...
1981 ... the beginnings of his future shock compositions of the 80s. With a wink of Rockollection aftertaste ...
1983 ... the Voulzy rocket will really take off from this title. No more supporting roles, the singer will become literally essential
1983 ... a new demonstration of his truly unique inspiration. Always melodies of incredible quality !
1984 ... his first mega hit of the 80s. A legendary duo for the 2 stars of the moment. One of the biggest hits of that year
1985 ... new duo, this time virtual. And new top hit. Women do particularly well for him ...
1985 ... the WONDER. Surely one of the most beautiful songs of the 80s. But also in the whole history of French song. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1987 ... gently, as he knows how to do it. Another ballad of very large caliber. One more !
1988 ... off the beaten track Voulzyniens usual. All against a background of Latin rhythms. And my faith, it works again !
1992 ... change of decade and sound evolution. The synthesizer base becomes predominant. Again all good again !
1992 ... we can feel that the singer constantly oscillates between his 80 influences and his new 90 influences. This title is a subtle mixture of the 2 !
1993 ... a whole series of titles which remain relatively unknown despite a more than obvious quality. A little sidelining of the artist that will last a few years ...
1993 ... a melodic gesture for the planet which will also miss its target. Lasts this new decade ...
1993 ... the great crossing of the desert is fast approaching. A salutary crossing to be reborn even stronger behind ...
1994 ... a last little title before 7 years of wanted or forced absence ... It all depends on which side we stand ...
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