12 December 2016 – David Hallyday – Leather goods, Paris
I remember very well the day I discovered David Hallyday. It was during the summer 99, I was on holiday in the south of France and television broadcast loop the video for "You Do not Let Me as Le Temps". The brainwashing has worked, I'm finished, As many, buying the single! I continued to listen regularly to and if it is less the case today, I could not miss even when his visit to Paris !
The ticket shows 19 hours. It's strangely early. 1re bad news, there is a first part. 2e bad news : must wait 20 hours for it deigns to appear. 3e bad news : it is endless ! To tell you the truth, I even try to sleep standing up so that the minutes run faster – but it does not work 😂 Shortly before 21 hours, guests settle in back of the room (our dear Sylvie is part of the), sign that the concert is about to begin.
He is an artist whose tours are rare and confidential : the fans are waiting for you! You feel a strange excitement in the room. He entered on "A Paradise A Hell" accompanied by three musicians. It then moves on to one of his new songs : "On My Shoulders". It returns a really nice picture : we see that he is happy to be there. He dedicates us "The Heart Who Box", a song that I love. I know that the setlist will be a showcase for the new album and I have to make the most of the titles that will draw in its directory. I hope he will make my favorite : "Think again if you want" and "The Challenge".
First guest of the evening : Arno Santamaria, with which he interprets " In front of the mirror ". The spark between the two, their duet is nice! He then moved to the piano to play " Like before " and "Tender Is the Night" – on which one can note some intonation problems. Being a single concert : I guess he did not have much time to rehearse. After " Nobody ", it introduces one of its most successful : « High ». What makes me smile, that he speaks exactly like her mother on stage punctuating his sentences silence : "This song there ... we often wonder if ... if I still take pleasure in the singing ... like it's been that I sing ... and I say yes because it was ... it was the beginning for me ...". In the evening he reinvents the song to make it a little more catchy. Between us, I prefer the original version, including which emotion is more intense. I also believe that I am not the only one seeing the comments I hear around me.
Back to Piano "The Doors Between Us" before « The Rising » that I do not know. In the public is madness! I realized afterwards that it was the song of his group "Mission Control". The title is e xcellent pad their album and listen carefully. On stage he does not save : it is soaked from head to feet. He says he loves resume other artists, and tonight he wants to interpret a title Nothing But Thieves group, « Excuse Me ». Clearly not the best time of the concert for me. Then comes for Joyce Jonathan "On Se Fait Peur". I do not know if it's me who has hearing problems, corn updated part quelques phrases susurrées et, I do not feel to hear this girl sing 😆 I think a duet with Laura Smet would have been much more mouth.
He followed the long awaited "You Do Not Left Me as Le Temps". The audience sings loudly. The title has not lost its charm despite the new acoustic arrangements. The following songs are all taken from his new album : "Only Infinitely", "Tell Me The", "Time In Life" and "The 6th Sense". Once the call came, I feel that I should not have titles that I want ... and unfortunately for me, the concert ends « Supersonic Soul », a piece of the shell Novacaine, his American band formed in the mid 90.
After seeing Johnny and Sylvie a thousand times on stage, it was time that I attend a concert of the prodigal son 😛 I must admit that I was not in the best conditions to enjoy the show : exhausted by the job, I would not have said no to an evening at home! Which may explain this advanced frustration you may have identified throughout this report. First of all, I can not help but be a little disappointed with the setlist. That he chose to focus on his new songs does not surprise me. But I wish he keeps a place for key singles like "Think again if you want", " The challenge ", "Satellite" and also the original versions of his classics, including "High", which was slightly distorted here.
What has caught the shot, is sympathy snowman : he was happy to be on stage, it has put all its spontaneity, I think it brought a more undeniable in the evening. I found him some intonation problems still – I must say that it's hard to be in for a single date like this : a few days of rehearsal are often not enough to put the artist in good conditions. It is the Trianon in March 2017. I do not think the party this time, but I hope many of you will go to applaud.
Setlist : A Paradise A Hell / On My Shoulders / The Heart Who Transmission / In front of the mirror (Arno Santamaria) / Like before / Tender Is The Night / Nobody / High / Portes Between Us / The Rising / Excuse Me (reprise de Nothing But Thieves) / On Se Fait Peur (Joyce Jonathan) / You Do Not Let Me as The Time / infinitely Only / The Tell Me / The Time In Life / The 6e Meaning / Supersonic Soul