Jil Caplan, born Valentine Guilen, is a French singer who started her artistic career by taking theater lessons at Cours Florent.
His nickname "Kaplan" would come from the reference to actor George Kaplan, in homage to the character of the film "North by Northwest".
It was in 1986 that her destiny changed when she met Jay Alanski, producer and composer of his state while she happened to attend a recording session of a group which began to know… .. “Les Innocents” . Group that she knows well because they are her friends.
Alanski was immediately won over by his personality and allowed her to record a first album "A peine 21" which was released in 1987. The album was a success ! Like the single “Oh ! Tous les soirs" from which it is taken. Without forgetting the excellent "Comme sur une balançoire" and "Cette fille n'est pas pour toi" which also have a good journey.
The singer's career started soaring. Career that she puts in brackets for 2 years the time to make a getaway across the Atlantic.
She returned in force in 1990 with the album "La charmeuse de serpent" from which will be extracted her top hit "Tout c’qui nous sépare" as well as "Nathalie Wood" which will also work very well.
It will take 3 years to see the album "Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard", the best title of which will be "La grande malle".
Album which will be her last major success.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Oh! Tous les soirs 1987
• Comme sur une balançoire 1987
• Cette fille n’est pas pour toi 1988
• Tard dans la nuit 1989
• Tout c’qui nous sépare 1991
• Nathalie Wood 1991
• As-tu déjà oublié 1992
• Parle moi 1992
• La frontière 1993
• La grande malle 1994
• Les deux bras arrachés 1994
• L'âge de raison 1995
• La passerelle 1996
• Un autre monde 1998
• Le lac 2001
• La maison abandonnée 2002
• Toi et moi 2004
• Des toutes petites choses 2007
1987 ... a first track very smooth and which already allows to glimpse all the potential of the singer. And there is potential !
1987 ... a potential that literally explodes through this title. No more supporting roles, welcome to the big leagues !
1988 ... the confirmation of an XXL talent. Unquestionably one of the most beautiful female revelations of the end of this decade on the french side !
1989 ... a jazzy style that works wonderfully and fits her like a glove. And which completely clashes with the standards of the time
1991 ... a change of decade perfectly mastered thanks to this highly inspired title. Good job !
1991 ... the years go by without the quality weakening by an Iota. A discography which will not remain as the most provided but with more than certain quality !
1992 ... a sudden acceleration in tempo, rare for her. And my faith, it works perfectly again !
1992 ... back to Intimist mode, his favorite field. And once again, she gives us a sumptuous ballad of which she has the secret
1993 ... in the same vein. A very particular style which will allow her to cross the time quietly, but surely
1994 ... a title to say the least indefinable and above all unclassifiable. So, not sure that he remains as the most famous of all his discography ...
1994 ... the great adventure continues. Admittedly, the artist is no longer familiar with the top of the Charts but continues to produce titles of certain quality
1995 ... one of the few singers on the French side to have been able to quietly make the transition between the 80s and the 90s
1996 ... she continues her adventure, whatever it takes. It is clear that she has not been in the French Top50 for a long time, but what she continues to offer is far from being ridiculous ...
1998 ... here she arrived in an original soundtrack. Who would have imagined her signing a title for the French version of 'The Little Mermaid'. And yes, like what, everything is possible !
2001 ... she will even attempt the transition to the 2000 decade. A daring bet but a bet almost lost in advance. And yet, she is far from demerit, it is clear ...
2002 ... quality, always and again. She does better than resist and continues to deliver us titles that hold the damn road. Holy feat !
2004 ... another excellent title which shows that nothing is never finished. When you believe in it and you have talent, you can always do great things !
2007 ... but where is she going to get it all ? 20 years after its debut, still there and in what way ! Here she delivers a title inspired at will which we don't know where. Amazing ...
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