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Calogero (album)

Calogero is the name of the second studio album recorded by the French singer and songwriter Calogero. It was achieved a great success, notably when the next album, 3, came out. After a small success of the previous album, Au Milieu des autres, Calogero decided to release a new album, with an eponymous title. For this album, Calogero composed all the music, while famous artists in France wrote the lyrics. Françoise Hardy, Lionel Florence and Gioacchino, Calogero's brother, participated in the writing of at least one song. A hidden track is available after the 11th song, "L'Européen"; the album had a long chart trajectory in the French and Belgian albums charts. Indeed, the success of the next album, 3, made Calogero able to remain for 104 and 94 weeks on the charts. In Belgium the album hit #2 in its second week, but in France, it reached its peak position, #3 two years after its release. In France, four singles were released from this album; the three other singles achieved a minor success: "Aussi libre que moi" reached #35, "Tien an Men" #43, "Prendre racine" #39.

The CD was re-issued in 2003 with a second CD containing five tracks. CD1 Hidden track Additional CD Editions Impek / Atletico Music: tracks 1, 2, 3, 9 + hidden track Francis Dreyfus Music: track 4 Editions Impek / Atletico Music / Sony ATV Music Publishing: track 5, 6, 8, 10 Editions Kundali / Editions Impek: track 7 Editions Impek / Atletico Music / Editions Françaises: track 11 Produced by Pierre Jaconelli Guitars: Pierre Jaconelli, Olivier Marly and Michel Aymé Bass: Calogero Drum kit: Magnus Perrson Keyboards and piano: Jean-Pierre PilotExcept: "Tien An Men": Yannick Fonderie Background vocals on "Prouver l'amour": Yvette Hammond Arrangements and strings direction: "Aussi libre que moi": Olivier Schultheis "Tien An Men" and "À la gueule des noyés": Stanislas Renoult Recorded by Erwin Autrique at studio ICP Mixed by Pete Schwier, assisted by Jean-Paul Gonnot, at studio Plus XXXExcept: "Aussi libre que moi": Erwin Autrique at studio ICP Preproduction: Jean-Pierre Pilot and Pierre Jaconelli Mastering: Miles Showell, at Metropolis Studio Artistic direction: Caroline Molko Executive producer: Sandrine Lebars Photos: Kate Barry Design: Agnès B. / l'Eclaireur Artwork: Autrement le design

HMS Nancy (1808)

HMS Nancy was the two-masted mercantile brig Nancy that Rear-Admiral Sidney Smith purchased for the Royal Navy at Buenos Aires and commissioned in 1808. Nancy served on the South America station until she was sold in 1813. In 1808 Admiral Sidney Smith was the British commander-in-chief on the Brazil station after the transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil, he was recalled to Britain in 1809, but before his departure he purchased the British brig Nancy lying at Buenos Aires. Smith needed a small vessel to run dispatches between Rio de Janeiro, he was expecting the arrival of the schooner Mistletoe, but when she did not arrive, he found a substitute in Nancy. Smith commissioned HMS Nancy on 23 September 1808. Smith appointed Lieutenant John Arthur Killwick, a lieutenant from Smith's flagship, Foudroyant, to command her. Shortly thereafter, on 23 November, Nancy grounded in the estuary of the River Plate, she was carrying 200 Portuguese soldiers to Colonnia for the Viceroy of Brazil. The grounding required her to undergo repairs.

On 16 June 1809 Agamemnon, together with a squadron, put into Maldonado Bay to shelter from a storm. While working her way between Gorriti Island and the shore, Agamemnon struck an uncharted shoal. On 17 June her crew abandoned Agamemnon. Captain Jonas Rose, of Agamemnon, testified at his court martial that she could have been gotten off had so many knees and timbers not been decayed. Nancy arrived on 4 August and stayed with the transports Kingston and Neptune as they salvaged what could be salvaged from Agamemnon. Neptune left on 22 September. On 16 November a gale came up and late the next day boats sent to the wreck reported that she was strewn in pieces all over the beach. On 28 November Nancy and Kingston departed together, but soon separated with Nancy sailing for Rio de Janeiro, which she reached on 15 December. Nancy, Mutine and the hired armed brig Pitt were anchored in the harbour of Buenos Aires on 25 May 1810 during May Week, when the revolution broke out in the city. Captain Fabian of Mutine broke out bunting and the British vessels saluted the revolution with salvos of cannon.

Fabian gave a rousing speech on liberty and revolution, praising the revolutionaries for having gained their freedom. On 28 May Pitt sailed to Rio de Janeiro with the news of the uprising. Mutine sailed for Britain with the same news on 3 June. On 12 July 1812, Bonne Citoyenne was at anchor in Buenos Aires roads when Nancy arrived, instead of Killwick, her Second Master and Assistant Surgeon came on board Bonne Cityonne, they reported to Captain Pitt Burnaby Greene of Bonne Citoyenne that a "mania" had overtaken Killwick and that they had had to restrain him with a straitjacket. At the time, Greene was the senior officer of the Buenos Aires station and he appointed his First Lieutenant, William D'Aranda, to be acting commander in Killwick's place. On 9 August D'Aranda sailed for Rio de Janeiro, with Killwick still restrained, bearing a dispatch explaining the situation from Greene to Rear-Admiral Manley Dixon in Montagu. Nancy arrived at Rio de Janeiro on 26 August; the Royal Navy, always concerned about the possibility of mutiny, had a formal procedure for the removal of commanding officers for insanity.

Admiral Dixon came on board Nancy, together with the chief and assistant surgeons from Montagu, they examined Killwick. Dixon, the surgeons, D'Aranda, Nancy's Assistant Surgeon all signed a Survey, a document attesting to their willingness to swear under oath that they had impartially assessed Killwick and found him unfit to command. Killwick was taken to Montagu; the next month Dixon sent Killwick aboard a merchant vessel bound for London, together with two marines from Nancy to take care of him. Dixon confirmed D'Aranda as Nancy's captain. On 8 February 1813 the British ship Isabella, of 193 tons and a crew of 14, was wrecked off the coast of Eagle Island. Captain George Higton and five other men made the hazardous voyage to the River Plate in one of the ship's longboats. Nancy was sent to rescue the survivors. On 5 April Captain Charles Barnard of the American sealer Nanina was sailing off Eagle Island and discovered the remainder of Isabella's crew, he informed the survivors of the outbreak of the War of 1812 and that technically survivors and rescuers were at war with each other.

Still, Barnard promised to rescue the British. While Barnard was onshore gathering supplies, the British seized Nanina and departed leaving Barnard and three of his crew marooned. Shortly thereafter Nanina encountered Nancy. Barnard and his party survived for eighteen months marooned on the islands until the British whalers Indispensable and Asp rescued him in November 1814; the British admiral in Rio de Janeiro had requested their masters to divert to the area to look for Barnard and his men. Nanina was first condemned as a prize, but restored to her owners. Nancy was only awarded salvage for that part of Isabella's cargo. Nancy was sold in 1813. Notes Citations References Bateson, Charles Australian Shipwrecks - vol 1 1622-1850. ISBN 0-589-07112-2 Deane, Anthony. Nelson's Favourite — HMS Agamemnon at War 1781–1809. Caxton Editions. ISBN 1-84067-430-X. Hepper, David J.. British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650-1859. Rotherfield: Jean Boudriot. ISBN 0-948864