Midnight Drive is an anti-concept album that can change over time if new tracks are being produced after its release.
It reflects F.R. David's inspiration over the past 4 years. F.R. David wanted to put these tracks all together in an album to share with as many people as possible.
New album 14 tracks
1/ The First To Know
3/ The Wheel
4/ I'll Try To Love Again
6/ In My Mind
7/ Dead Star
8/ Some People Never Learn
9/ What I Get
10/ Be Blue
11/ Heart Sting
12/ Miss Me
13/ Taxi (Moscow)
Written and produced with Bob Sinclar and Alain Wisniak.
Produced by Bertoni & Hamm in Cologne, Germany
Produced by Celso Valli . Studio Fonoprint in Bologne, Italy.
Produced by F.R. David at his own studio (Koala) in Paris
Single from the album "Reflections". The clip was directed by Kosta Kekemenis and filmed at "la Cigale" in Paris.
Single from the album "Reflections". The clip was directed by J.P. Saulieu. At this time CBS refused Luc Besson as a director!
Recorded at the studio "le Clos Fleuri" in Cernay la Ville. Arranged by Dany Darras, except Stay (Raymond Donnez : Santa Esmeralda and +++). Mixing by Dominique Blanc Francart.
First single composed by Anfosso ("Juste une mise au point"), in the meantime, F.R. David writes and records, in Cernay, the english version of the single "Maman a tort" (Mylène Farmer).
Single from the album "Long distance flight". Released in Asia as a song for Yamaha scooters advertisment video.
Single from the album with the same name.
Single released after the album "Words"
Written and recorded in two months with only one synthetizer : OBX A; Studio "Clos Fleuri". Just a kind of musicians energy sum : Bunny Rizzitelli (J.M. Jarre), Patrice Tison, talentuous and kind guitarist, Basile Leroux aka "l'encyclopédie de la guitare", Michel Assa (C.François, Christophe) le Talisman, Joel Fajerman virtuose of the "Lynn", and Dany Darras french pop and good taste legend.
Single from the album "Words", written by F. Leibovitz and S. Chouéka. Talks about standards of american pop music.
The Single that travelled the whole world. All the arrangement is made with a rythmic keyboard, because the day he recorded this song, F.R.David had forgotten his guitar at home.
Single from the album "Words". Written with Farid Khaldi (Les Trèfles, Les Boots) and Richelle Dassin (Joe's sister). Delicious reminder of F.R. David's rock culture.
A french sang single when F.R. David went back from US, but it did not really work.
Album recorded in Hollywood (Studio Capitol), with Marc Tobaly; Only survivors from les Variations. Musicians from Toto and Doobie Bros. Arranged by Richard Landis and produced by David Krebs (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Scorpio, Beatlemania etc.)
Rock album with oriental influences. Only real French intrusion into the American Rock scene . Produced by Lou Merenstein (Van Morrison). Cover by Guy Peellaert (Rock Dreams, Bowie, The Stones).
Les Variations was a high energy warriors band, who really fascinated french and international scenes. F.R. David replaced Joe Lebb on this album and for a great tour.
A kind of "UFO" single produced by Vangelis written by R. Dassin and F.R. David.
Really great album, recorded at "les postes Parisiens" in 30 days and nights ; Created in the meantime. F.R. David : Voices, bass guitar, percussions. Argiris : greek Luth , guitar and some bass guitars. Vangelis composed and played keyboards. R. Dassin wrote the lyrics.
Single recorded at studios Europa sonor, rue de la Gaîté in Paris. Vangelis wanted to send a peace message with this song, but the bird did not survive.
The B side of the single is the most sophisticated F.R. David' song.
Band album with: Alain Wisniak (Cerrone, Bob Sinclar), Yves Chouard (Total issue, D. Balavoine), Dominique Perrier (M. Fugain, Space Art, J.M. Jarre, Stonedge), François Auger( V. Sanson, M. Berger, J. Hallyday, G.Manset), Michel Assa (Christophe, C. François) and most of all childhood friend.
F.R. David' nickname at school, first single.
Second single. The suffering of slavery.
3 rd extract. Beatles inspired . The B side is a string quartet brightly arranged by D. Perrier (dressing gown that day).
Album of Michel Colombier. He composed and Serge Gainsbourg wrote the texts on the paper tablecloths in "la Belle Polonaise" near to the studios Gaité. Several titles are interpreted by F.R. David.
With the blessing of the head of Artistic Polydor, Henri Bélolo (Village people, Scorpio Music), F.R. David signed with "The Company" by Norbert Saada first self produced single.
Single written by Thomas & Rivat, that opened the doors of Italy to F.R. David, and the beginning of a great friendship with Antonio Marrapodi (a fool of Music).
Adorned by the same team, F.R. David did not remember if the horse was involved.
A title difficult to bear, but, tired of war, (Polydor, and the authors of the text), F.R. David has sold. Result: his first significant record sales!…
The first time F.R. David was free as a singer and composer. Sir Geoffrey le sauveur an adaptation of the Bee Gees. An atmosphere marked "post hippy".
First solo single recorded in London with the best English musicians in the mythical studio of Cream (Eric clapton). Arrangement by M. Colombier. This single featured to be spent ten times a day on the radio, and sales have been ridiculous to the dismay of the company Polydor, which had anyway very badly done its job.
The single marks the end of les Boots for two reasons: Everybody was giving signals (even Eddy Mitchell) to F.R. David to make a solo career, he finally agreed to record a composition outside the band, "les gens sont méchants." Polydor also asked to be the band representing the brand of cosmetics "Twen-Twenty" which promised a real jackpot, but the money did mean nothing for them.
These compositions were worked and performed during the summer where the band was committed to "Churascaïa" in Aigues Mortes in Camargue, in the middle of the bulls. In fact everything was going too well! F.R. David loved that year.
Farid is the biggest part of this record; He pulled the band behind him, and brought professionalism. Joel Rives (defector from Ronnie Bird), joined to form this first band seriously, and very British, F.R. David still likes to listen.
Jean Claude Barre (drums) and F.R. David were part of a amateur band "Ken Jones." After playing all summer in Corsica in Propriano, a small label discs (Consul) offers them a contract, the first one. Back in Paris, Farid playing with a half professional band (Médiators), told him: "give up your band, and with Jean Claude, let's become professionals". They recorded and mixed four titles in four hours. An exploit!