Mark writes:

As well as the stunning music of ‘Child of Light’, Coeur de Pirate has recorded a new interpretation of Renaud’s 1986 classic ‘Mistral gagnant’. (History of song is here…)

Béatrice was specially chosen by the veteran writer and singer to lead the album of modern covers of his compositions (by Carla Bruni, Elodie Frégé, Nolwenn Leroy, and more) with this song:

The unusual lyrics, and an English translation, can be found below the Youtube film of CdP’s version. The full album will be issued in June.

A live 1988 interpretation of ‘Mistral gagnant’ by Renaud himself is here

La Grande Sophie was the last top singer to tackle this classic, in 2012. She sang it both solo on France Inter, and in duet with Matthieu Boogaerts on ‘Taratata’.

However it is not (yet) on an LGS album, so Filles Sourires gives the best links to her covers of the song.

More proof of Béatrice’s outstanding skill has come with the release onto the web of her full ‘Taratata’ appearance on 28 February last. The 2014 ‘Taratata’ format is a short programme, still with a duet in the middle. Remarkably, CdP performed four songs – two from ‘Trauma’ in English, ‘You know I’m no good’ and ‘Dead Flowers’, one duet with a male artiste, Tété, and ‘Place de la République’ –all at the piano. See HERE

Béatrice is off the stage only between 18m00s and 24m00s in the 33-minute programme. Don’t miss the standing ovation she receives after ‘You know I’m no good’ which brings her to tears; and an interesting interview with the presenter Nagui, where she speaks ‘Parisian’ French as Canadians call it (and so can be understood). Her appearance and poise show how she has changed from the little blonde girl of 2009 to a striking woman, 25 this September, with all the style in hair and dress that Paris offers!

Also good is ‘Dead Flowers’ sung with guitar on ice-rink in Paris with skaters swirling around her.

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

This article has 1 comments

  1. SteveinSoCal

    Thanks for the clip! Tatatata – along with Jools Holland – are my must watch TV popular music shows.

    I don’t think I can ever get too much of Beatrice Martin – Her cover of “You know I’m no good” is one of the highlights off of “Trauma”, but her take of The Libertines “Music when the lights go out” is truly a masterpiece. She just has one of those voices that sounds perfect in English or French (despite a noticeable difference in pitch)