"It really does sound like the sentimental French pop he was imitating" - I guess I prefer the British Invasion versions of this? (Beatles' "Michelle," Kinks' "End Of The Season"?)
Was this album his best seller? It was a #1 when it came out and it has a lot of hit singers. Don't tell me it's Storm Front!
"He had a long term plan to end his albums like that in case he died right afterwards" - Guess he wasn't planning to die after "Got To Begin Again" then?