A milestone on Chardeau’s path, Resilience is an autobiographical and strong album that brings a breath of fresh air after a down time (hence the title). It also asserts the "Americanization" of his music. The album was artistically produced by Jerry Goodman (the magical violinist of the Mahavishnu Orchestra of John McLaughlin) and recorded with a dream team. "My ideal setup" confesses Chardeau, moving away from the grandiloquent and progressive eclecticism of the previous album Hors Portée to focus on a more Rock-like and rich direction, carried by an extremely efficient production.
Lyrics and musics : Chardeau, except « Galère Galère » (lyrics Michel Monnereau, music Chardeau) and « Asphalte Jungle » (lyrics Bruno Morelli, music Chardeau).
Produced by Chardeau for L. Records.
Copublishing L. Records & Jean Davoust Editeur.
Art direction : Jerry Goodman - Enregistrement : Bernie Torelli @ Green Dreams Entertainment, Brian Auger's home studio & Jerry Goodman' s home studio. Except "Recreation" : Art direction Robert Lamm, recording Marc Green & Bernie Torelli @ The Green Room Studio.
Pre-production & Paris Sessions
Recording Veronica Ferraro @ Dakini Studio & Studios de la Seine.
Mix Bernie Torelli @ Nomad Factory & The Green Room Studio. Masterized by Bruno Gruel @ Elektra Mastering.
Chardeau (lead vocals, piano, arrangements)
Robert Lamm (Fender Rhodes, arrangements)
Jerry Goodman (violin)
Brian Auger (Hammond B3 & Fender Rhodes)
Chris Pinnick (guitar)
Reggie Hamilton (bass)
Curt Bisqueira (drums)
Lenny Castro (percussions)
Shelton Berg (piano)
Nick Lane (trombone & brass arrangement)
Lee Thornburg (trumpet)
Larry Klimax (saxophone)
Michel Gaucher (saxophone)
Basile Leroux (guitar, ebow, sitar)
Didier Malherbe (doudouk, indian flute)
Tanya Michelle, Yvonne Jones, Frédérique C., Joy Cellem, Jocelyne Voté, Samir Toumi (backing vocals).
℗ & © L. Records 2008
Cover art : Kristof Laroche for Bohu Tohu
Pics : © Kristof Laroche