I was very pleased to add this lovely Japanese Léonie single to my collection. I had seen a photograph of it before on a French vinyl database site but I never thought I would manage to track a copy down. I’m not sure if the Disques Motors version is in stereo, but this one is mono. The running times are exactly the same, so there’s no apparent difference in the versions. The photograph on the cover is another shot from the Jardin Anglais photo shoot – a nicer one, I think. The lyrics are provided on the back of the record sleeve.
Label – Victor World Group
Catalogue No – JET-2092 (VIR – 1031) (MT-4014)
Matrix / Runout: Side 1 MT 4014 A K11 1+ 3
Matrix / Runout: Side 2 MT 4014 B 11 +
I have also found a little article in English referencing Léonie – it’s from Billboard 3 February 1968. Makes you wonder whether Philips made Léonie dress like that for the sleeve of the EP just to cash in on the Bonnie & Clyde craze. Funny thing is, I have a French music show from that period which was entirely Bonnie & Clyde themed (Serge Gainsbourg plays Bonnie & Clyde on a ukulele as he has no Bardot to duet with!) but Léonie does not make an appearance on the show.