At Seventeen ('His' & 'Hers')

by Marianne Dissard

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Tucson chanteuse Marianne Dissard covers folk singer Janis Ian's masterpiece 'At Seventeen' from Ian's 1975 album 'Between The Lines'.

Dissard and English producer Raphael Mann produced A VERSION EACH ('his', world-weary and 'hers', fresh and irreverent) of Janis Ian's teenage confessional.

Watch 'His' VIDEO :
Watch 'Hers' VIDEO :

The two MUSIC VIDEOS by Mann from an idea by Dissard juxtapose 1950s Technicolor-hued teenage girls with their TikTok-era counterparts in a heartbreaking commentary on the ongoing pressure of being 'seventeen'.

RECORDED WITH Tucson bassist Thøger Lund (Howe Gelb) and guitarist Gabriel Naïm Amor, Mexico City cellist Belén Ruiz, and English saxophonist Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey), each from their respective lockdown homes, these two versions replace the lilting Bossa-Nova rhythm of the original, taking the song back thirty years before its release date and focusing the song squarely on its lyrics with traditional French chanson-styled vocal interpretation. Joe Mabbott from Minneapolis' Hideway Studios (Rhymesayers, Bones & Beeker) mixed Dissard's production (as he had her previous albums), while Mann mixed 'His' from Ramsgate, Kent.


released June 5, 2020

At Seventeen ('Hers') - Produced by Marianne Dissard
Lyrics/Music : Janis Ian
Vocals : Marianne Dissard
Upright bass, cello, SK1 : Thøger Tetens Lund
Guitars : Gabriel Naïm Amor
Flute : Terry Edwards
Mixing : Joe Mabbott, The Hideaway Studios, Minneapolis
Mastering : Steve Kitch, AudioMaster, UK

At Seventeen ('His') - Produced by Raphael Mann and Marianne Dissard
Lyrics/Music : Janis Ian
Bass guitar, clavinet, mixing : Raphael Mann
Vocals : Marianne Dissard
Guitars : Gabriel Naïm Amor
Cello : Belén Ruiz
Flute : Terry Edwards
Mastering : Steve Kitch, AudioMaster, UK

Music Videos ('His' and 'Hers') :
By Raphael Mann, from an idea by Marianne Dissard.

Cover Art : Raphael Mann

THANKS to all involved, plus Sergio Mendoza, Arthur Vint, Tom Hagerman, Robin French, Maree Choie, Lubna Dissard, Jean-Michel Dissard, Ami Garmon, Shaun Hendry, Steve Jillings, and Hannah Levin. Special thanks to Joe Mabbott, Carl Hanni and Raphael Mann.


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