L'Été indien" (French for "Indian summer") is a 1975 single by French singer Joe Dassin. The song was based on the song "Africa" by Toto Cutugno, Vito Pallavicini, Pasquale Losito, and Sam Ward (originally released by Toto Cutugno's band Albatros), hence the subtitle on some single releases. It was adapted into French by Claude Lemesle and Pierre Delanoë, arranged by Johnny Arthey and produced by Jacques Plait.
In 1975, Joe Dassin recorded the song "Indian Summer" in French, English, Spanish and German. L'Été indien" was based on the song "Africa" by Toto Cutugno, hence the subtitle "L'Été indien (Africa)" on some single releases. It went on to become Dassin's biggest hit, selling almost 2 million copies worldwide. In 1977 Poco released the album, Indian Summer, which contained the title track written by Paul Cotton. In 1985 Larry Gatlin and Barry Gibb wrote their song "Indian Summer", which was released on the Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers album Smile (1985), as performed by Larry, Barry and Roy Orbison. In 1984, U2 included "Indian Summer Sky" on their The Unforgettable Fire album. In 1987 The Dream Academy recorded their song "Indian Summer" for the album Remembrance Days.
This song is by Joe Dassin and appears on the compilation album Grandes Exitos (1978).
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