François Wertheimer

a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou

Versatile, yes that's the word to describe François Wertheimer in short. From composer to actor, from text writer to singer, you name it and François has done it. In 1971 he released his first album appropriately titled "Wertheimer", while in 1973 he composed most of the songs for French star Barbara's album "La Louve". 

In 1974 while François was working on his "Gomina Comedie Rock" theatre play, Vangelis and François must have shortly met, considering this single release. Vangelis composed the one song "Pour un peu mieux que d’habitude", a nice ballad with evidently Vangelis playing on it as well.

After 1977, when François created an album "Fermez les yeux", as well as acted in the movie "L'une chante, l'autre pas", it became quiet around him. It was until 2000 that his name suddenly re-appeared, as an actor in the award-winning Agnès Varda film "Les glaneurs et la glaneuse".

Tracklist and Credits


Pour un peu mieux que d’habitude



Only "Pour un peu mieux que d’habitude" is composed by Vangelis Papathanassiou. The other song "Saturne" may also have Vangelis (uncredited) involvement, as some instruments used are very similar to those heard on Claudio Baglioni's album "E tu".

The single is quite rare, ever since the relation with Vangelis was discovered few copies have surfaced, some copies are accompanied by a press-sheet.


1974 Sonopresse/Aeroplane AP40145 France

Recording Studio
These songs are recorded in Davout Studios, in Paris, France.

For the lyrics of "Pour un peu mieux que d'habitude", go to Vangelis and Francois Wertheimer lyrics