Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Etonnant - No. 4 (1961-62) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 12of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Etonnant - No. 4 (1961-62) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 12of12}
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© 1961, 1962, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-0
Jazz / International / Chanson / French Pop / Cabaret

As early as 1961, Serge Gainsbourg was one of the most extraordinary artists of the French pop scene, and during the first part of the '60s the crooner produced a series of outrageously brilliant albums with producer/arranger Alain Goraguer. One of his most intoxicating amalgams of jazz and pop styles, L'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg comes highly recommended to fans of '60s French pop. An utterly essential early document of Serge Gainsbourg while he was still a mildly respectable man – but that's not say there aren't hints of his notorious decadence in this early work.
Serge Gainsbourg - You're Under Arrest (1987) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 11of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - You're Under Arrest (1987) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 11of12}
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© 1987, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-8
Rock / Pop / Funk / International / Chanson / French Pop / Synth Pop

You're Under Arrest, Gainsbourg's final album, was another collaboration with American Billy Rush in New Jersey. It's difficult to say what Rush was going for here with Gainsbourg. There's the feeling that Rush was taken with both Nile Rodgers' Chic and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (especially with the "hugh, hugh, hugh" in the refrains). These are overly slick funk tunes that border on both new wave and rap, and seem to leave the subtle ironies of Gainsbourg's demented lyrics behind – which is too bad because this record is a step up lyrically from Love on the Beat.
Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}
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© 1973, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-5
Rock / Pop / International / Chanson / French Pop / French Rock / Western European Traditions

Serge Gainsbourg's fascination with the noisier bodily functions has been well-documented, both by his biographers and by his own records. Who else, after all, would commission Sly & Robbie to lay down their earthiest, dubbiest reggae rhythm, then punctuate it with nonstop farting noises ("Evguenie Sokolov" from 1981's Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles album)? Who else would write a novel about a gas-stricken painter who turns his body-burps to his artistic advantage? And whose else could conceive an album dedicated in its near-entirety to…well, the song titles tell that story: "La Poupee Qui Fait" translates as "The Doll That Goes to the Toilet," the title track documents the messier consequences of anal sex, and "Des Vents, des Pets, des Boums" means, simply, "Wind, Farts, Booms."
Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}
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© 1981, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-4
Reggae / Pop / Roots Reggae / Chanson / Reggae-Pop

Recorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives. The breezy melodies of his prime material from the '60s and '70s are unfortunately missing. Though the sound and production is up to Gainsbourg's usual high standards, the songs are much weaker than expected. With little to anchor it except the players and Gainsbourg's seedy vocal delivery, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles simply floats away. :)

Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg London Paris 1963-1971 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at March 17, 2016
Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg London Paris 1963-1971 (2016)

Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg London Paris 1963-1971 (2016)
Chanson, French Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:44 | 150 MB
Label: Mercury

Le 2 mars prochain marquera le 25e anniversaire de la disparition de Serge Gainsbourg, à cette occasion retrouvez une compilation pop psyché réalisée à partir de ses enregistrements londoniens contenant une version instrumentale inédite de 69 année érotique.
Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat (1984) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 8of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat (1984) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 8of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-6
Rock / French Pop / Funk / New Wave / Chanson

1984's Love on the Beat will forever be one of Serge Gainsbourg's most memorable recordings, but not for its musical quality. First and foremost it is the album that gave us the notorious, now infamous, single "Lemon Incest," with its equally scandalous video featuring Gainsbourg on a bed with his scantily clad 12-year-old daughter Charlotte performing the song. It is also the only American recording made by Gainsbourg, recorded in New Jersey with Billy Rush and synth king Larry Fast providing most of the synth programming. Finally, it is notorious for its feminine screaming on the title track, adding a double entendre to the word "beat" in the title.
Stefie Shock - 12 Belles dans la peau: Chansons de Gainsbourg (2016)

Stefie Shock - 12 Belles dans la peau: Chansons de Gainsbourg (2016)
Chanson | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:25 | 101 MB
Label: Coyote

2016 marque la sortie de l'album de chansons de Serge Gainsbourg 12 belles dans la peau, afin de commémorer les 25 ans de la disparition de ce grand auteur-compositeur. À l'image de l'univers féminin Gainsbourg, Stefie Shock s'est entouré de douze chanteuses et actrices pour des duos originaux et réalisés avec sa signature habituelle et particulière. Le reste de l'année sera consacré à la tournée suivant cette parution. Le récipiendaire des prix Rapsat-Lelièvre en 2001 et Félix-Leclerc en 2002, ainsi qu'un Félix en 2004 pour l'album pop-rock de l'année, Stefie Shock nous présente l'aboutissement d'un projet qui lui tient à cœur. Auteur-compositeur-interprète, multi-instrumentiste, réalisateur et DJ québécois. Il a publié cinq albums originaux depuis 2000, le plus récent étant Avant l'aube, sorti en octobre 2014. Reconnu et récompensé pour son travail de composition et d'écriture, il se démarque également sur scène, où ses concerts énergiques et festifs ont été chaudement accueillis des centaines de fois.
Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou (1976) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 7of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou (1976) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 7of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-8
Rock / Progressive Rock / French Pop / International / Ethnic Music / Chanson

Even tolerant music fans shudder inwardly at the mention of the concept album, a largely prog rock genre that spawned many of the greatest aesthetic indiscretions of the '70s. L'Homme à Tête de Chou (The Man with the Cabbage Head) is a concept album and shares some of prog's general characteristics, but it's unlike anything emanating from rock's beardy depths. In the spirit of his 1971 masterpiece Histoire de Melody Nelson, Gainsbourg sets this album's brief tale amid a widescreen musical canvas. Whereas Melody Nelson was provocative without being explicit, the gravel-voiced Gallic lecher goes X-rated here – albeit without sacrificing his poetic élan.

Stéphane Lucas - Sur les Elles de Gainsbourg (2009)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at July 23, 2010
Stéphane Lucas - Sur les Elles de Gainsbourg (2009)

Stéphane Lucas - Sur les Elles de Gainsbourg (2009)
French Pop/Rock | MP3@320kbps | 39:01 | 90 MB

Onze chansons de Serge Gainsbourg refont surface au Québec sous forme de duos et pourraient même mener à un spectacle inspiré par l'oeuvre de l'enfant terrible de la musique française. Question de souligner le fait que Gainsbourg aurait franchi le cap des 80 ans s'il était encore vivant, le groupe Avec Musique a lancé l'idée d'un album de duos formés du chanteur d'origine française Stéphane Lucas et de 10 québécoises connues, chanteuses professionnelles ou non. Les interprètes Marie Carmen, Patsy Gallant, Caroline Néron, Mélanie Renaud et Julie Salvador, ont accepté de revisiter des incontournables de Gainsbourg, des chansons du début des années 1960.

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at May 13, 2010
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Pop/French Chanson | MP3 | CBR 256 kbps | 27:56 | 52 MB

Histoire de Melody Nelson is a 1971 concept album by controversial French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. The Lolita-esque pseudo-autobiographical plot involves the middle-aged Gainsbourg unintentionally colliding his Rolls Royce Silver Ghost into teenage nymphet Melody Nelson's bicycle, and the subsequent seduction and romance that ensues. Histoire de Melody Nelson is considered by many critics and fans to be Gainsbourg's most influential and accomplished album.
At just under twenty-eight minutes, the short running time and the stylistic consistency and similarity throughout the album gives it qualities more in line with an EP or an extended musical piece with a number of movements. Histoire de Melody Nelson‘s mix of freewheeling guitar, funk style bass guitar, near spoken word vocal delivery, and lush, deep orchestrated string and choral arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier[1] who composed almost the entire music in collaboration with Gainsbourg for the album, have proven to be highly influential amongst later francophone and anglophone musical performers including the French band Air, David Holmes, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Portishead, and Beck, whose 2002 track "Paper Tiger" from Sea Change is extremely close to the distinctive Histoire de Melody Nelson sound.