Where has Léonie been all my life? I have a bit of a soft spot for female singers with a fragile voice, like RoBERT and Jane Birkin, and
Léonie is definitely in that ball park. So, I’ve only just discovered Léonie recently when my boyfriend bought me her single En Alabama because it was a collaborative project with both Jean-Claude Vannier (I LOVE him!) and Christophe (I LOVE him!). Turns out that En Alabama just happened to be based on one of my favourite J-C V compositions, so that coupled with Léonie’s sweet vocals and the fact that the very special Christophe was heavily involved just meant it was a love affair that had to happen sooner or later.
Anyway, a week or so later whilst on holiday I found a single that Léonie wrote the lyrics for and then when I got home she was on a TV show on Melody TV: Système 2 (15/06/75) singing an extract from her single So Long, John:
It seems like she was fated to be my new favourite singer! And it’s still very early days with my Léonie collection but I have now found this little beauty:
Yes, this is not only a Spanish issue of the Lennon / Lilith single (again a collaboration with Christophe, but instead of Jean-Claude Vannier, on this occasion she worked with Karl-Heinz Schäfer – with great results too), but the A-side is also sung in Spanish! It’s a beautiful single and I am so very happy to have it in my collection. What is more, it seems that Lennon/Lilith also came out as a separate Spanish release in its standard version. Check out the back cover:
I will definitely be writing more about Léonie very, very soon. It’s a whirlwind romance for me and Léonie but I think it’s a love that will last!