November 12, 2012
2. Refaire l'histoire
3. La Femme aux cheveux longs
4. Un tableau de Hopper
5. N'en vouloir à personne
6. L'Amour à mort
7. Un nouveau jour
8. 20 ans
9. L'amour peut prendre froid (en duo avec Céline Dion)
10. Devant toi
11. À l'abri du monde
12. Prière pour un ami (bonus track) Length
- "Disque de diamant" certification in France with over 500,000 copies.
No pictures in the gallery.
Add my Review
|| Great ballads but too safe... and with no rock!
By Jack Anderson on October 24, 2018
Released one year after "Jamais Seul", "L'Attente" may have been a much bigger commercial success, but I still enormously prefer "Jamais Seul." The reason is that "Jamais Seul" was a very fun and rock album, with maybe simple texts but still great music and trying to search for something.
Here, "L'Attente" doesn't really search for anything, artistically speaking. It sounds much more like a Céline Dion album than a rock album that you'd expect from Johnny Hallyday. Actually, there is a duo with Céline Dion: "L'Amour peut prendre froid."
The title alone should make me cringe... Love can get cold... Yeah, right. But still, I could listen to this song over and over again, as Johnny will always be Johnny. This is kind of a guilty pleasure. I know it's just "variété française", but it is done with great care and with the always beautiful voice of the great Johnny!
So, to summarize, this is an excellent album with all very nice songs, just too nice actually.
One of the best songs is the bonus track available only on a limited edition version. "Prière pour un ami" is by far the "rockest" of all songs of this album.
I give it 7 out of 10. Great ballads but too safe and missing the blues and the rock'n'roll.