Richard Lenglart & Daniel Salaün - La belle est au jardin d'amour (1983)09 avr. 2017
As amazing as it seems, there was a time when the French national education wanted to put out a collection of traditional songs for the pupils and their teachers. The bill of specifications was to have songs simple enough to be sung by children with the help of non-musician teachers, which involved mainly a work on the tessitura of the songs. This task was entrusted to Richard Lenglart & Daniel Salaün who spent a year to choose the songs, both well-known (several of them were performed by Malicorne) and very little known and to record an album. The result is lovely and it's hard to guess that there was such a story behind this LP. Indeed, it doesn't sound at all simplistic or childish. It's just good trad folk. 500 copies were pressed on Le Kiosque d'Orphée (housed in a paste-on cover child's drawing) and sold out quickly. Encouraged by this success, Richard and Daniel contacted the Fuzeau editions and 500 more records were pressed by them with a new and much more elaborated cover (the work of Chantal Lenglart) which illustrates better the title song - a pretty girl in a dreamy garden with a fountain and two minstrels. The album was available during 3 years on the Fuzeau catalog and then disappeared. The year before the release of "La belle est au jardin d'amour", Richard Lenglart recorded another album with the band 'La Bistouille Folk', also pressed on Le Kiosque d'Orphée, which is less interesting.
J'ai fait bâtir
Le messager d'amour
La belle est au jardin d'amour