JOHNNY HALLYDAY! France’s number one rock artist, whose interpretations are known now by rock’n roll fans the world over. You’ll see his name perched in the upper rungs of any country’s hit-parade and high-lighted in press columns in and outside the entertainment business.
Personal appearances at night-clubs and the JOHNNY HALLYDAY SHOW series of theatre one-nighters were also a sensational success and played their part in faking Johnny to me topi
Then Shelby Singleton – Philips A & R executive – stepped in; and before long/ Johnny had completed a smash-hit American tour and immediately rushed down to Nashville („Hitsville, U.S.A.*) to cut his initial American wax session.
The exciting results of a memorable session are wonderfully show-cased. The Hallyday soul, enthusiasm and magnetism, enjoyed by so many European – and now American – disc addicts, are perfectly captured, so that all the wellknown Hallyday punch and verve is there.
Against a fabulous musical background, Johnny serves up a star-studded vocal survey which includes rhythmic shuffle – and blues jumpers, rockers, bouncers, twisters, toe-tapping up-beaters and rock-a-rhythmic smashers. The programme, composed of known, solid-selling hits has real, round-the-year appeal; and Johnny’s approach has that fast, dynamic attack which has proved so important in putting him in the big-time teen-star class where he belongs.
Of course – we admit it – there’s no real substitute for seeing o man of Johnny’s size in person, when the full impact of his great showmanship is there to see and feel. But, when you’ve heard the record, you’ll agree with us: that with this wonderful reproduc¬tion or sound and atmosphere, you’ve only to close your eyes to have him right there in front of you