Mylène Farmer ‎– Cendres De Lune

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Mylène Farmer's 1st studio album:
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Original edition of "Cendres De Lune" contained 9 tracks and was released in 1986. However, the original CD release also included a club remix of "Libertine".

After the success of the "Libertine" single in France, Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat composed a song entitled "Tristana". This new single was released in early 1987 and became a huge hit. Because of that, "Cendres De Lune" is reissued with "Tristana" added between "Vieux Bouc" and "Chloé".

Once again, CD reissue has two bonus tracks, which are club remixes of "Libertine" (the same one than in 1986) and "Tristana".

Album version of "Maman A Tort" is different from single version issued on 7'' vinyls (it's even listed as "Nouvelle Version" on records).

"Cendres De Lune" singles:
Maman A TortPlus GrandirWe'll Never DieLibertineTristana

Tracklist

Libertine 3:48
Au Bout De La Nuit 4:18
Vieux Bouc 5:36
Chloé 2:35
Maman A Tort (Nouvelle Version) 4:08
We'll Never Die 4:14
Greta 4:45
Plus Grandir 4:02
Cendres De Lune 1:30

Versions (35)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
829 127-1 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album) Polydor 829 127-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
829 127-1 Mylène Farmer Cendre De Lune(LP, Album, RP) Polydor 829 127-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
829 127-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album) Polydor 829 127-2 France 1986 Sell This Version
829 127-4 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album) Polydor 829 127-4 France 1986 Sell This Version
TFX4 87-20 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album) Trafic TFX4 87-20 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
831 732-4 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-4 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
TFX 87-20 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album) Trafic TFX 87-20 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
829 127-1 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album) Polydor 829 127-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
TFX 87 20 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album, Promo) Trafic TFX 87 20 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-2 France 1987 Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-2 France 1987 Sell This Version
831 732-4 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-4 France 1987 Sell This Version
831 732-4 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-4 France 1987 Sell This Version
831 732-1 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-1 France 1987 Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 831 732-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
none Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Mylène Farmer) none Russia 1995 Sell This Version
DR-040 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Hyper Records (3) DR-040 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE, RP) Polydor 831 732-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
none Mylene Farmer* Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hyper Records (3) none Russia 2000 Sell This Version
982 826-3 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Polydor 982 826-3 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
982 826-3 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Polydor 982 826-3 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
831 732-1 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, 180) Polydor 831 732-1 France 2009 Sell This Version
129884 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album) Polygram Indonesia 129884 Indonesia 2010 Sell This Version
374 725 -7 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album, Pic, Ltd) Polydor 374 725 -7 France 2013 Sell This Version
831 732-1 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Polydor 831 732-1 France 2014 Sell This Version
982 826-3 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album) Polydor 982 826-3 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor (2) 831 732-2 Unknown Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Sound, Polydor (2) 831 732-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor (2) 831 732-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor (2) 831 732-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
831 732-2 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Sound, Polydor (2) 831 732-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Sound none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-192 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-192 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
WT-407 Mylène Farmer Cendres De Lune(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Western Thunder Records WT-407 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

October 5, 2007
referencing Cendres De Lune, LP, Album, 829 127-1
A stunning statement of French-pop music. Ironically, this one, among other Farmer's masterpieces was a massive hit record while Mylene sounds quite distant from stereotypical commercial successes.

Her talents were (and still are) often compared to those of Madonna's but she cut as equally, if not abbrasively, different stylistic niche - evident in both, music and video of the time, which even by today's standards seem well crafted and timeless - while many of her contemporaries proved quite dated as the 80s progressed, Mylene's music was quite a feat, she was always more of a French 'Pet Shop Boy' than 'Lollita' or 'Madonna' in terms of her public image.

Songs are a fair mixture of sexual and introverted matters, most notably death and violence, all wrapped up under strange veil of melancholy. While singing predominanly in French, there are tiny interferences in English ('We'll never Die'), choosing these phrases more for their sound than actual meaning, although it is obvious from such titles Mylene uses them with purpose.

In its total, 'Cendres de Lune' will remain more of the alternative crowds' favourite rather than people who expect something of a certain Vanessa Paradis. 'Libertine' like its tiny predecessors - the original single versions of 'Maman a Tort' and 'Out De Tous Des Imbeciles' (the latter remaining an obscurity in itself, missing from any potential CD edition) seem harmless and typically naive French style pop, however there is slight air of mystery here; 'Maman a Tort' is reported to be a story of a girl embraced by a nurse, slowly falling in love with her; while already a title suggestion that 'We Are All Idiots' is a chucked grenade in an otherwise 'harmless' pop-song.

A bit one-dimensional at first listen, 'Cendres de Lune' is an eclectic mix of choral arrangements, aggressive synthdrums and childish vocal theatrics - listening to pieces like 'Chloe', 'Plus Grandir', or creepy pieces 'Vieoux Bouc' and the title instrumental, seems more ideal a soundtrack to 'The Omen' than to 'Eurovision song contest'; intelligently mixing chanson trademarks with modern electro-pop won Mylene Farmer a formula she follows throughout most of her career; enigmatic and exposed at the same time. Brilliant.