Desireless

Real Name:
Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop
Profile:
French singer. Born Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop on 25 December 1952.
After a brief career as a fashion designer (releasing a collection with friend Claude Sabbah) and several trips to India (1980), she found her way into singing. She met producer Jean-Michel Rivat in 1984, who would write and produce her biggest hits. In 1985 Claudie met François Tabah, with whom she would live for 18 years.
After the release of her first singles with Air (5), "Cherchez l'Amour Fou" (1984) and "Qui Peut Savoir" (1986), her debut solo single, "Voyage, Voyage" was first released in 1986, as Desireless. The song reaches high positions on European charts (even in Russia) and is an instant club hit. In 1990, Desireless releases her first album, "François", named after her lover. The birth of Claudie's daughter the same year forces her to leave show business for a while.
Her second album "I Love You" is released in 1994. This time, Claudie wrote many of the tracks and many styles are explored.
Since then, she took a much personal approach to music and got out of the big business circuit. She still performs and works with many collaborators, her styles ranging from Electronica to Bossa Nova to Acoustic. Recent recordings with Operation Of The Sun mark a return to a synth-pop sound of the late 80s.
"Voyage, Voyage" has been covered and sampled many times: by Magneto (5) (1991), X06 (1995), by Oscar B. (1996), by B-One (1998), by La Floa Maldita (1999), by Simple D and Tinlab (2000), by The Nightflyer, Base Unique and Ilhem (2002), by Kate Ryan (2007) and Bananarama (2009).
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Albums

CBS 465902-9, CBS 465 902-9 François — Desireless Desireless François (Album) CBS, CBS CBS 465902-9, CBS 465 902-9 France 1989 Sell This Version
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AB03612 I Love You — Desireless Desireless I Love You (Album) Gopal (2), Pense À Moi AB03612 France 1994 Sell This Version
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none Un Brin De Paille — Desireless Desireless / M.Gentils* Desireless / M.Gentils* - Un Brin De Paille(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Desireless Self-released) none France 2004 Sell This Version
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ANT 070138 More Love & Good Vibrations — Desireless Desireless More Love & Good Vibrations (Album, Comp) Anthology's ANT 070138 France 2007 Sell This Version
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none Le Petit Bisou — Desireless Desireless Et Mic-eco Desireless Et Mic-eco - Le Petit Bisou(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Desireless Self-released) none France 2007 Sell This Version
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KAB 120 L'Oeuf Du Dragon — Desireless Desireless & Operation Of The Sun Desireless & Operation Of The Sun - L'Oeuf Du Dragon(CD, Album) Urgence Disk Records KAB 120 Switzerland 2013 Sell This Version
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KAB 129 Noun — Desireless Desireless / Operation Of The Sun Desireless / Operation Of The Sun - Noun(CD, Album) Urgence Disk Records KAB 129 France 2014 Sell This Version
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none Nexus — Desireless Desireless & Operation Of The Sun Desireless & Operation Of The Sun - Nexus(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Desireless Self-released), Not On Label (Operation Of The Sun Self-released) none France 2014
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KAB 135 Un Seul Peuple — Desireless Desireless & Operation Of The Sun Desireless & Operation Of The Sun - Un Seul Peuple(CD, Album) Urgence Disk Records KAB 135 France 2014 Sell This Version
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KAB 145 Guillaume — Desireless Desireless & Operation Of The Sun Desireless & Operation Of The Sun - Guillaume (Album) Urgence Disk Records KAB 145 France 2015 Sell This Version
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none 2011-2015 — Desireless Desireless & Operation Of The Sun Desireless & Operation Of The Sun - 2011-2015(13xFile, MP3, Album) Not On Label none France 2015
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none Méditage / Relaxage — Desireless Desireless Méditage / Relaxage(M/Stick + File, MPEG-4 Video + 7xFile, MPEG-4 Vide) Not On Label (Desireless Self-released) none France 2017 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

651580 7 Voyage Voyage — Desireless Desireless Voyage Voyage (Single, Maxi) CBS 651580 7 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
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651193 6, 650175 6 Sugar Free / Voyage Voyage — Desireless Wa Wa Nee, Desireless Wa Wa Nee, Desireless - Sugar Free / Voyage Voyage(12") CBS, CBS 651193 6, 650175 6 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
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52.124 Sign Your Name / Voyage Voyage — Desireless Terence Trent D'Arby / Desireless Terence Trent D'Arby / Desireless - Sign Your Name / Voyage Voyage(12", Single, Promo) CBS 52.124 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
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90218 Dance Mix — Desireless Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine* / Desireless Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine* / Desireless - Dance Mix(Cass, Maxi) CBS 90218 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
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ARI 2036 Looking Good Diving / Voyage Voyage — Desireless Morgan* / McVey*, Desireless Morgan* / McVey*, Desireless - Looking Good Diving / Voyage Voyage(12", Promo) CBS ARI 2036 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
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none Los Super Exitos De Europe Y Desireless — Desireless Europe (2) / Desireless Europe (2) / Desireless - Los Super Exitos De Europe Y Desireless(Cass, Single, Promo) CBS, Super Pop none Spain 1987 Sell This Version
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CBS 651397 8, 14.651397.21 John — Desireless Desireless John (Single, Maxi) CBS CBS 651397 8, 14.651397.21 France 1988 Sell This Version
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ARI 2070 When Will I Be Famous? / John — Desireless Bros / Desireless Bros / Desireless - When Will I Be Famous? / John(12", Promo) CBS ARI 2070 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
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52.132 Mix Promocional — Desireless Desireless / George Michael / Terence Trent D'Arby / Midnight Oil Desireless / George Michael / Terence Trent D'Arby / Midnight Oil - Mix Promocional(12", Promo) CBS 52.132 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
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CBS 655269 6 Qui Sommes Nous — Desireless Desireless Qui Sommes Nous (Single, Maxi) CBS CBS 655269 6 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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655098 3 Voyage Voyage / John — Desireless Desireless Voyage Voyage / John(CD, Mini) CBS 655098 3 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
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ESDA 7018 Hari Ôm Ramakrishna — Desireless Desireless Hari Ôm Ramakrishna (Single) Epic International ESDA 7018 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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655757 6 Elle Est Comme Les Étoiles — Desireless Desireless Elle Est Comme Les Étoiles (Single, Maxi) CBS 655757 6 France 1990 Sell This Version