Hard to believe in a coincidence of timing, the approach of the festivals of end of the year. The current record of the autumn was distinguished by a flowering of publications, posthumous. It began, on the 28th of September, by a rehearsal of Prince (1958-2016), in 1983, alone at the piano and singing, and an anthology of previously unpublished and mock-ups of the leader of The Clash, Joe Strummer (1952-2002).
Phenomenon that does not escape the French-language popular song : Brel (released October 12), Maurane, died on 7 may after an accidental fall at his home, was followed the next week the most anticipated album of the year in france, My country, it is the love, Johnny Hallyday, with placement, announced by the record label Warner Music, 800,000 copies a never-before-seen in France since the golden age of the CD. Album promised to trôner sustainably in the first place of the rankings of sale : 300 000 copies of physical (CD and vinyl) were sold in 24 hours.
A second burst is announced for November. First two issues much more confidential, Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert (2), uptake of a concert of 1973 with bassist Charles Mingus (1922-1979), authorized by his widow, a very gathering in this area, and then Black Velvet (9), soul singer Charles Bradley (1948-2017), a collection of records not retained in his previous records. And especially upstream (23), unpublished Alain Bashung at the approach of the tenth anniversary of his death.
The requiem should continue after the New Year as we wait for the album Rachid Taha, who died on the 12th of September, had planned to publish in early 2019. As for Charles Aznavour, who died on the 1st of October, his editor Gérard Davoust has revealed to the daily Le Parisien that he was “almost finished” to write one, without it being specified, however, if the deceased had…