Maxime Le Forestier

Maxime Le Forestier (born February 10, 1949 as Bruno Le Forestier) is a French singer. He was born in Paris to an English father and a French mother who had lived in England. He had two older sisters, Anne and Catherine. His musical training started on the violin. He attended the Lycée Condorcet, where he studied literature. In 1965, he formed a duo (''Cat et Maxime'') with his sister Catherine. Playing at cabaret venues on Paris' Left Bank, the pair met and formed a friendship with Georges Moustaki. They were amongst the first artists to cover a number of songs by Moustaki - including ''Ma Liberté'' and ''Ma Solitude''. In 1968, Catherine joined Moustaki as a backing singer. Le Forestier began to focus on songwriting and composed ''Ballade pour un traître'' which was recorded and released by the French/Italian singer and actor, Serge Reggiani. Le Forestier continued as part-time singer/songwriter during his military service (beginning 1969) with a parachute regiment (the inspiration for the song ''Parachutiste''). He recorded two songs: ''Cœur de Pierre, Face de Lune'', and ''La Petite Fugue''. His military service ending September 1970, Le Forestier refocused on his musical career. He developed a folksy style which was enormously popular in the 1970s and '80s. He and his sister spent the summer of 1971 living in the Castro District of San Francisco, California at the invitation of his friend, Luc Alexandre. The experience, and meeting Allen Ginsberg, was the inspiration of several a popular song, "La Maison Bleue (The Blue House)". His first album ''Mon Frère'', released in 1973, contains several pieces that have entered French folklore, including the title song ''Mon frère'', ''San Francisco'', ''Comme un arbre'' and ''Education sentimentale''. He toured extensively, both in France and abroad. In 1976, he toured in 14 cities in the USSR. Recently he has gained particular acclaim for his reworkings of the songs of Georges Brassens.

Les 50 plus belles chansons

Label: Decca International | Released: 2011 | Length: 178'20"


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1 - Mon Frère

3' 32"

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2 - Education Sentimentale

2' 32"

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3 - La Rouille

2' 48"

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4 - Marie, Pierre Et Charlemagne

2' 41"

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5 - Comme Un Arbre

3' 09"

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6 - Parachutiste

2' 30"

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7 - San Francisco

2' 46"

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8 - Ca Sert A Quoi

3' 26"

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9 - Le Steak Ou "Complainte De Ceux Qui Ont Le Ventre Vide, Considérée Comme Une Gaudriole Par Ceux Qui Ont Le Ventre Plein"

2' 39"

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10 - Dialogue

1' 40"

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11 - Saltimbanque

3' 09"

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12 - La Poupée

4' 11"

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13 - Hymne A Sept Temps

3' 34"

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14 - Le Fil

3' 13"

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15 - La Chanson Du Jongleur

2' 02"

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16 - Le Fantôme De Pierrot

11' 32"

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17 - Blues Blanc Pour Un Crayon Noir

2' 56"

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18 - Je Veux Quitter Ce Monde Heureux

3' 21"

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19 - Sage

3' 32"

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20 - Les Rendez-Vous Manqués

2' 24"

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21 - Histoire De Plantes

3' 20"

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22 - Au Bout De La Rue

2' 56"

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23 - Approximative

3' 18"

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24 - Raconte Moi

2' 51"

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25 - L'homme A Tête De Loup

4' 06"

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26 - Dans Ces Histoires

3' 54"

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27 - Les Jours Meilleurs

5' 12"

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28 - Coïncidences

3' 00"

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29 - La Salle Des Pas Perdus

5' 15"

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30 - After Shave

3' 32"

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31 - Les Photos Floues

4' 05"

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32 - Né Quelque Part

4' 00"

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33 - Si Je Te Perds

3' 34"

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34 - Ambalaba

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35 - Bille De Verre

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36 - Signes

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37 - Avant La Tornade

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38 - Chienne D'idée

3' 51"

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39 - Choisissez-Moi

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40 - Passer Ma Route

8' 08"

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41 - L'echo Des Etoiles

4' 06"

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42 - Les Chevaux Rebelles

3' 03"

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43 - Rue Darwin

2' 58"

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44 - Affaire D'etat

4' 00"

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45 - L'oncle Tom

3' 21"

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46 - L'homme Au Bouquet De Fleurs

3' 56"

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47 - Portrait De Fille (Live 2002)

2' 31"

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48 - Fontenay Aux Roses (Live 2002)

1' 53"

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49 - Quitter L'enfance (Live 2002)

2' 36"

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50 - La Petite Fugue (Live 2002)

2' 15"

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