Comment te dire adieu - Vogue 1968
On this album Hardy's own "À quoi ça sert?" is a fine example of this and a bit frustrating for me, one of only few. The title song is another highlight; a cute and catchy 1960s pop song, which was also released as a single. Serge Gaunsbourg's "L'anamour" is great with fine accompaniment from Mike Vickers of the Manfred Mann Group.
At least two songs are taken from folk music. One is Phil Ochs' "Où va la chance?" ( "There But for Fortune") which Hardy gives a really beautiful interpretation. Less interesting is Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", though still absolutely decent.
Some of the songs have been given big orchestral arrangements, in some cases, not unlike what you can find on many of Dusty Springfield's records. This particular style is usually not what I seek, nor do Hardy's songs in this genre do much for me. Her version of Baker Knight's / Rick Nelson's "Lonesome Town" is quite nice, without being really anything special.
Hardy also wrote the final song "La mer, les étoiles et le vent" herself. A nice chant, which perhaps also suffers a bit from a too lush an arrangement.
So all in all I find this a bit of mixed bag.