Thursday, September 13, 2007

Little Known Classics: Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg(1969)

I would recommend anyone who is looking to purchase their first Serge Gainsbourg album to start here. J'Taime is the most well known song but is definitely not the sole success. The whole album is a fun, sexy and often humorous affair. Both Gainsbourg and Birkin do well with their vocals and the music is very well done orchestral, rock influenced, pop music. This was Gainsbourg's first collabortion with Jane Birkin and it is more accessible than the equally acclaimed 1971 followup, Histoire De Melody Nelson. (The Comic Strip compilation would be another good choice, but I generally feel albums are the preferred way to go. Compilations are often choppy and the songs seem to lose their distinction, whereas albums have context and flow.)

Get it here

1 comment:

Skinasanas said...

little known? One of the highest selling records in french history?