“The tracks are nice, the vocals are nice, however their manufacturing sucks!”

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Louis Bertignac is the particular visitor this week at Le Monde d’Élodie. Musician, lyricist, singer, guitarist, producer, co-founder of the rock group Phone or Guests started a solo profession in 1986. He took benefit of the pandemic to jot down, in collaboration with Man Carlier, his autobiography Jolie petite histoire editions of Cherche-Midi. This guide means that you can look again on the highlights of his life. From his musical classes with Phone and the Rolling Stones to his tumultuous historical past with Corine Marienneau and Carla Bruni. Louis Bertignac tells his entire life with out filters.

franceinfo: cute little tales, printed by Editions du Cherche-Midi, tells his story. Typically you will have taken small paths earlier than returning to the fitting path, to the true path. Did it take you a very long time to make your voice heard?

Louis Bertignac: Sure. Inside Phone, I used to be already singing a number of, however not many: 2000 nights, Cinderella, and many others. however i am right here in higiaphonepositive It is you for actual within the second voice, like this. We had all the time thought that my voice, combined with that of Jean-Louis who sang precisely the identical melody, sounded good. So I typically sing, however I am not the chief.

There have been quite a lot of collaborations and also you turned, sooner or later, an official producer and “Midwife“of musical expertise. That is what you have been referred to as for a very long time.

I liked the work of a producer, which consisted of arranging in fact, but in addition of reassuring you, of constructing you wish to sing properly.

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Sure, it was by likelihood. I’ve all the time appreciated the work of those producers, whether or not it is Visconti or Bob Ezrin, all these guys I’ve ever met, one of the best. It have to be mentioned that with Phone, we may afford one of the best. I liked your work. And sooner or later, Carla Bruni comes dwelling. She had recognized her for a very long time. They invite us to dinner at her home with my candy, Julie, and we arrive, we eat and he or she tells me: ‘I’ve one thing so that you can take heed to.

After dinner, he takes me to his room the place there was a tape recorder. She makes me take heed to fashions. She asks me what I believe. I inform her the songs are completely nice, her voice is nice, however her manufacturing is rotten. Possibly I inform him a bit of extra delicately! And he or she informed me: ‘That is precisely what I believed. What I can do ?’ Simply take a producer, I will provide you with Visconti’s quantity, for instance, you ask him and you may see that it’ll be ten occasions higher. And but, he had fallen in love together with his voice and I didn’t dare to introduce myself as a producer. So I simply say: Will not you re-record them for me? You solely do voice, acoustic guitar’ and I embark the band. She makes me All of the world et Any person informed me. Clearly, I add pretend violins, little percussions, a guitar and the subsequent day, I play it and Carla tells me: ‘That is it, it is nice, it is what I dreamed of’.

I ship it again to Visconti, telling him: You may see will probably be even higher than that. She solutions: ‘No, no, it is you I would like. I am in control of the lyrics, however you are going to produce my album and I promise you it will not take greater than two months’. I’m and I get right down to work.

From the primary take, Carla Bruni was actually glorious.

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We’re like loopy, we will not await it to finish. After a few month of labor, a bit alone, solely with these approvals, she will get to file voices. She sang very properly in what she had ready. I did not inform her that she was glorious, from the primary take I informed her: ‘Heat up your voice and I am not recording and I will regulate your voice when you wait.’ In actual fact, he had nothing to repair. It was resolved from the primary second and each time I recorded, it was actual. She mentioned : ‘However no, wait, I have never sung but! I’ll actually sing! In actual fact, she knew that I used to be very crafty, that I used to be a fox.

She fell in love with you. There was a very nice story. Telling you about it on this guide, it is nonetheless a lot enjoyable. At some point you stand up to name somebody, there is a cellphone on each ground, and then you definately hear him say “the opposite of the second“, which meant you.

Somewhat story, it did not final lengthy. Yeah, truly, I used to be speaking to his ex that I appreciated. I did not know what she was referring to after which I considered it, however I am “the opposite one of many second”! And it appeared unusual to me when she talked to me about marriage, youngsters and all that. After which I informed him: however what did you imply by the “different of the second”? She answered me: ‘It is a mistake, it was a mistake, overlook’.

And abruptly, you have been very powerful. She left you however you did not reside properly elsewhere.

Sure. It was good. I hoped that.

Nonetheless an incredible story and this file even saved a file firm!

Sure. Naive. When the boss got here to see me, he informed me: ‘Pay attention, I actually just like the work you have accomplished, however I can not provide you with any cash. We’re on the verge of smash and so I say, okay, give me a giant share! He thought that he would promote 50,000. So he wrote that 100,000 will probably be so many %, 500,000 so many different figures… and we bought 2 million! I believe he would have accomplished higher to offer me an excellent head begin and preserve the cash I’d have earned!

Louis Bertignac will probably be in live performance on July 8 at Divonne les Bains, on July 29 on the Competition du son de Civray and on September 10 on the Lysfestival de Comines.

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