"Johnny Hallyday is back with his new album L'Attente, his 48th in more than 50 years of career. With producer Yvan Cassar & lyricist Miossec, Johnny offers a nostalgy-tinged album, melancholic, where love & time take an important place. 18 months passed between Johnny's previous album & L'Attente. Did he want to say so many things after the failure of Jamais Seul ? However, the artist doesn't stop here. He's going back. His 48th album is nostalgy-tinged, as we can listen to the title-track. "J'ai tout fait contre. J'ai rien fait pour. J'ai joué la montre. J'ai perdu mon tour" the rocker sings, talking about time…." (artists.letssingit.com)
Johnny Hallyday (born Jean-Philippe Smet; 15 June 1943) is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he was considered by some to have been the French Elvis Presley. He was married for 20 years to one of the most popular French female singers: Sylvie Vartan. They formed the golden couple of the sixties and seventies in Europe. Vartan's career is contained mostly in the 70s and 80s. She does not have significant a fan base among younger people or radio as of today.. Hallyday, whose music career has spanned a half-century, is one of France's biggest stars. He has completed 100 tours, had 18 platinum albums, and sold more than 100 million records.
Johnny Hallyday was France's first and only full-fledged rock star. Other French artists may have been influenced by rock & roll, but none was as beholden to the original sources, or as enduringly successful, as Hallyday. He was a distinctly French phenomenon, never achieving recognition in the U.S. or U.K.; certainly, part of the reason was that a good chunk of his repertoire consisted of French-language covers of early American rock hits.
"De nouveau propulsé sous les feux de l'actualité musicale grâce à Rock'n'Roll Attitude en 1985, Johnny Hallyday, dès l'année suivante, reprenait le chemin des studios - en l'occurrence le studio Gang. D'où le nom de cet album. Cette fois, Hallyday n'a pas fait appel à Michel Berger, mais à une autre très grande pointure de la pop française, Jean-Jacques Goldman. Résultat, Gang est encore un pur joyau de rock français, notamment avec "Je t'attends"…." (amazon)
"Enregistré au studio Gang de Paris en 1985, Rock'n'Roll Attitude a permis à Johnny Hallyday de travailler avec deux figures éminentes (mais très différentes l'une de l'autre) de la scène musicale française. C'est-à-dire Michel Berger, comme compositeur, et l'ex-Magma, Jannick Top, comme directeur artistique….." (amazon)