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Genres  Folk, pop, blues
Name  Francis Cabrel
Labels  CBS, Columbia

Years active  1974–present
Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter
Spouse  Mariette Cabrel (m. 1974)
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Born  23 November 1953 (age 62) Agen, France (1953-11-23)
Role  Singer-songwriter · franciscabrel.com
Children  Aurelie Cabrel, Manon Cabrel, Thiu Cabrel
Albums  L'Essentiel : 1977‑20, In extremis, Sarbacane, 77‑87, Vise le ciel
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Francis Cabrel (born 1953 November 23 Agen) is a French singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as "L'encre de tes yeux," "Petite Marie," and "La corrida," have become enduring favorites in French music.

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His first hit song was "Petite Marie", in 1974; since then he has sold 21 million albums. The song was about the woman who soon became his wife, Mariette, to whom he was still married in 2016.

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An unauthorized biography was published in 2015. Cabrel, who is one of the most private French singers, attempted to have the book suppressed.

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Biography

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Francis Cabrel was born in Agen into a modest family of Friulian descent. His father was a labourer in a biscuit factory and his mother a cashier in a cafeteria. He has a sister, Martine, and a brother, Philippe. He spent his childhood in Astaffort, in Lot-et-Garonne.

Discography

Cabrel has created about twenty albums as of 2015.

Studio albums

  • Francis Cabrel (also known as Les Murs De Poussière) (1977, CBS)
  • Les chemins de traverse (1979, CBS)
  • Fragile (1980, CBS)
  • Carte Postale (1981, CBS)
  • Quelqu'un de l'intérieur (1983, CBS)
  • Photos de voyages (1985, CBS)
  • Sarbacane (1989, CBS)
  • Samedi soir sur la terre (1994, Columbia)
  • Hors-saison (1999, Columbia)
  • Les beaux dégâts (2004, Columbia)
  • Des roses et des orties (2008, Columbia)
  • Vise le ciel (2012)
  • In extremis (2015)
  • Live albums

  • Cabrel Public (1984, CBS)
  • D'une ombre à l'Autre (1991, Columbia)
  • Double tour (Électrique & acoustique) (2000, Columbia, 3 CDs)
  • La tournée des bodegas (2005, Columbia)
  • L'In Extremis Tour (2016, Chandelle Productions)
  • Compilations

  • Cabrel 77–87 (1987, CBS)
  • L'Essentiel 1977–2007 (2007, Chandelle Production)
  • Lo Mejor de los Mejores (1994, Sony Music, Special Marketing)
  • Concierto en Bogotá, Colombia (1991)
  • Singles

  • "Petite Marie" (1977)
  • "Pas trop de peine" (1978)
  • "Les Murs de poussière" (1978)
  • "Je l'aime à mourir" (1979)
  • "Je rêve" (1979)
  • "L'Encre de tes yeux" (1980)
  • "Je pense encore à toi" (1980)
  • "La dame de Haute-Savoie" (1981)
  • "Carte postale" (1981)
  • "Répondez-moi" (1982)
  • "La fille qui m'accompagne" (1983)
  • "Saïd et Mohamed" (live) (1984)
  • "Je te suivrai" (1985)
  • "Encore et encore" (1985)
  • "Tourner les hélicos" (1985)
  • "Il faudra leur dire" (1986)
  • "C'est écrit" (1989)
  • "Animal" (1989)
  • "Sarbacane" (1989)
  • "Tout le monde y pense" (1990)
  • "Petite Marie" (live) (1990)
  • "La corrida" (1994)
  • "Je t'aimais, je t'aime, je t'aimerai" (1994)
  • "Samedi soir sur la Terre" (1995)
  • "La cabane du pêcheur" (1995)
  • "Octobre" (1995)
  • "Presque rien" (1999)
  • "Le reste du temps" (1999)
  • "Hors-saison" (1999)
  • "Le monde est sourd" (2000)
  • "Ma place dans le trafic" (live) (2000)
  • "Bonne nouvelle" (2004)
  • "Qu'est-ce que t'en dis?" (2004)
  • "Tu me corresponds" (2004)
  • "Les gens absents" (2005)
  • "Je pense encore à toi" (live) (2005)
  • "Le gorille" (2007)
  • "La robe et l'échelle" (2008)
  • "Le chêne liège" (2008)
  • "Des hommes pareils" (2009)
  • "Né dans le Bayou" (2009)
  • "Les cardinaux en costume" (2010)
  • "Octobre" (2015)
  • "Partir pour rester" (2015)
  • "Lucie" (duet with Nolwenn Leroy on the album Kiss & Love) (2014)
  • Videography

  • Sarbacane tour (1989)
  • References

    Francis Cabrel Wikipedia


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