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 Desireless - François album art Desireless François (Album) CBS, CBS CBS 465902-9, CBS 465 902-9 France 1989 Sell This Version
AB03612 Desireless - I Love You album art Desireless I Love You (Album) Gopal (2), Pense À Moi AB03612 France 1994 Sell This Version
none Desireless - Un Brin De Paille album art Desireless / M.Gentils* Desireless / M.Gentils* - Un Brin De Paille(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Desireless Self-released) none France 2004 Sell This Version
ANT 070138 Desireless - More Love & Good Vibrations album art Desireless More Love & Good Vibrations (Album, Comp) Anthology's ANT 070138 France 2007 Sell This Version
none Desireless - Le Petit Bisou album art 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
KAB 120 Desireless - L'Oeuf Du Dragon album art 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
KAB 129 Desireless - Noun album art Desireless / Operation Of The Sun Desireless / Operation Of The Sun - Noun(CD, Album) Urgence Disk Records KAB 129 France 2014 Sell This Version
none Desireless - Nexus album art 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
KAB 135 Desireless - Un Seul Peuple album art 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
KAB 145 Desireless - Guillaume album art Desireless & Operation Of The Sun Desireless & Operation Of The Sun - Guillaume(CD, Album) Urgence Disk Records KAB 145 France 2015 Sell This Version
none Desireless - Méditage / Relaxage album art 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

Singles & EPs

651580 7 Desireless - Voyage Voyage album art Desireless Voyage Voyage (Single, Maxi) CBS 651580 7 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
651193 6, 650175 6 Desireless - Sugar Free / Voyage Voyage album art Wa Wa Nee, Desireless Wa Wa Nee, Desireless - Sugar Free / Voyage Voyage(12") CBS, CBS 651193 6, 650175 6 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
52.124 Desireless - Sign Your Name / Voyage Voyage album art 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
90218 Desireless - Dance Mix album art 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
ARI 2036 Desireless - Looking Good Diving / Voyage Voyage album art Morgan* / McVey*, Desireless Morgan* / McVey*, Desireless - Looking Good Diving / Voyage Voyage(12", Promo) CBS ARI 2036 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
none Desireless - Los Super Exitos De Europe Y Desireless album art 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
CBS 651523 6 Desireless - John album art Desireless John (Single, Maxi) CBS CBS 651523 6 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
ARI 2070 Desireless - When Will I Be Famous? / John album art Bros / Desireless Bros / Desireless - When Will I Be Famous? / John(12", Promo) CBS ARI 2070 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
52.132 Desireless - Mix Promocional album art 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
CBS 655269 6 Desireless - Qui Sommes Nous album art Desireless Qui Sommes Nous (Single, Maxi) CBS CBS 655269 6 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
655098 3 Desireless - Voyage Voyage / John album art Desireless Voyage Voyage / John(CD, Mini) CBS 655098 3 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
ESDA 7018 Desireless - Hari Ôm Ramakrishna album art Desireless Hari Ôm Ramakrishna (Single) Epic International ESDA 7018 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
655757 6 Desireless - Elle Est Comme Les Étoiles album art Desireless Elle Est Comme Les Étoiles (Single, Maxi) CBS 655757 6 France 1990 Sell This Version
AB 0443 2 Desireless - I Love You album art Desireless I Love You (Single) Gopal (2), Pense À Moi AB 0443 2 France 1994 Sell This Version