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Costa Blanca
Trouble In Mind, 2013. Used
The third amazing album from Liminanas – and a record that already has the group moving way farther forward than before! If their debut material had the quality of mid 60s French fuzzy pop, this set shows a deeper, darker Serge Gainsbourg-like sophistication – one that has the duo ... CD
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Brigitte Fontaine (1972)
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic album by this enigmatic French singer – one of her first truly experimental albums! The record differs from some of her other albums quite a bit – and has a very strange mix of styles that go from straight ahead (only a track or two), to wildly experimental – very ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Comme A La Radio
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever recorded – a legendary meeting between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and inventive French singer Brigitte Fontaine! The set was recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, and it perfectly sums up all of the incredible energy bubbling out of the post-68 years – ... CD
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Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... CD
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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Some of the coolest, grooviest work from the French scene of the 60s – the complete recordings of the lovely Chantal Goya – a stunning presence both on record and on screen at the time! Goya's maybe best remembered for her role on Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin – where she ... CD
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Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range ... CD
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Philips (France), Late 60s. Very Good-
Some surprisingly hip instrumentation – including Michel Portal on tenor, Michel Lorin on vibes, Eleck Basik on guitar, and Francois Rabbath on bass – mostly on small combo accompaniment – solo, duo, or trio with Barbara! LP, Vinyl record album
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Un Rayon De Soleil
Philips (France), Early 70s. Very Good
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Masculin Feminin EP
Magic (France), 1966. Used
No description available. CD
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L' Homme A Tete De Chou
Philips (France), 1976. Used
One of Serge Gainsbourg's best albums ever – a set that we love every bit as much as his Melody Nelson classic, or his killer records with Jane Birkin! The set was recorded in the mid 70s, and it features amazing orchestrations from Alan Hawkshaw – backings that are even better than ... CD
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Barclay (France), 1960s/1996. Used 2 CDs
Nice 2CD set that serves as a perfect introduction to the work of this legendary French singer/songwriter – and which includes a whopping 37 tracks in a very handsome package! The titles here are instantly recognizable – both from Brel's own famous versions, and from the English ones ... CD
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Di Doo Dah
Fontana/Universal (France), 1973. Used
Sweet sweet work from Jane Birkin – an early solo set that steps strongly off of her classic duets with Serge Gainsbourg! In a way, this album's as much a record by Serge as it is by Jane – since Serge wrote almost all the tracks, and since the arrangements are handled by the legendary ... CD
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Valerie Lemercier Chante
Tricatel (France), 1996. Used
No description available. CD
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Bye Bye Beaute
Capitol/Nettwerk, 2005. Used
A second outing from French singer Coralie Clement – produced by the great Benjamin Biolay, and done with a sound that's much more guitar-heavy than her first! The style here is still very couched in references to older French pop – sung with a vocal approach that would make Jane ... CD
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Salle Des Pas Perdus
Capitol, 2001. Used
Lovely French pop – with a stripped-down retro groove that's really delightful! Coralie's got a breathy vocal style that reminds us of a young Jane Birkin – and the backing on the set is in a small combo mode, with guitar, organ, bass, drums, and sax – grooving in a mode that's ... CD
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Sony (France), 2001/2008. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Gainsbourg Fait Chanter Regine
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
A lost but lovely chapter of Serge Gainsbourg's career – tunes he penned for French pop singer Regine in the 60s and 70s, collected here together in an exclusive package for the first time ever! Serge's work for Regine is a fair bit different than his better-known collaborations with Jane ... CD
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Est Ce Que Tu Le Sais?
RCA/BMG (France), 1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of ... CD
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Sound – The Fury
RPM (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy
Hard-rocking work from the earliest years of Johnny Hallyday – material pulled from early French singles that still show Johnny as the true European descendent of the sound of Johnny Burnette and Eddie Cochran! The tracks are mostly very upbeat and driving – a groove that's maybe more ... CD
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Greco Chante Brel
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy
One of the most striking albums we've ever heard from legendary French singer Juliette Greco – a beautiful tribute to the music of Jacques Brel, sung in a style that's quite different from her earlier work! Greco is quite advanced in years, and almost speaks more than sings – but with ... CD
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L'Incendie (180 gram pressing)
BYG, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Great work by the team of Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belcam – two of the most enigmatic talents you'll ever hear on record! The album's the only one they ever recorded that wasn't issued by the Saravah label – and it's a fantastic blend of otherworldly vocals with spare ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
One of the grittier female singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – a vocalist with a nice sort of bite, and an overall style that's a not nastier than her sweet-sounding name! A number of the tracks here are French remakes of Anglo rockers – but they're all refitted with some hip, ... CD
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Lolita Go Home
Fontana (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin take Jane's ever-growing trash rock aesthetic into the Euro club world of the 70s – and the result is an insane batch of tracks that are among Birkin's craziest work of the decade! She sings with an incredibly deadpan style – as you'll hear especially ... CD
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Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by ... CD
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Vogue/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... CD
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Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 29CDs & Book
A treasure trove of studio and live recordings by one of our favorite singers ever – the incredible Claude Nougaro, a French vocalist of the postwar years, and a master of many styles that included jazz, samba, and bossa nova! Nougaro had a unique talent for penning French lyrics to American ... CD
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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Really cool work from Guy Cabay – a singer who's a bit hard to describe accurately in words, but who definitely ranks right up there with some of the hippest French talents of the 70s! Cabay's got a breathy style of singing that's kind of post-Serge Gainsbourg, and a bit in the Saravah ... CD
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Un Enfant Dans La Ville
CBS (Netherlands), 1971. Very Good Gatefold
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CBS (France), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Paris In The Spring
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good-
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Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+
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Je T'aime – Beautiful Love
Fontana, 1969. Very Good+
This is the US issue of the 1969 album that Serge and Jane Birkin cut together, and every track is a groovy French classic, of the sort that made Serge a legend! The arrangments are amazing, and feature some of the weirdest instrumentation ever heard on a pop record – especially one that was ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atmosphere
CBS (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold
A very weird bit of trippy folk rock from France – cool in its own way, but especially famous for the track "Sexologie", a great little instrumental groover, with a mix of mod and sex that's kept it a favorite with groove hounds for years! Other tracks include "Que Je ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Barclay/Vanguard, 1967. Very Good
A great set by Jacques Brel – filled with lesser-known compositions of later years, all arranged to perfection by Francois Rauber! The sound is tremendous – deeper, fuller, and more visionary than even Brel's classic early work – delivered with a voice that simply became the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Les Crises De L'Ame
Columbia (France), 1989. Very Good
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Le Pop Musik (Germany), 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Comic Strip
Philips, Late 60s. Used
Great 20 track compilation that focuses on the pivotal years for Serge Gainsbourg – the time when he was turning his twisted French pop into a sound that would forever be remembered, and become an inspiration for so many of today's musicians. The set's got a few tracks that are on other ... CD
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Pagan/Universal (France), 2001. Used
The groovy French pop of Serge Gainsbourg gets the remix treatment! After years of being sampled by hip hoppers, referenced by post-rockers, and claimed as an influence by a wide range of singers and instrumentalists – Serge Gainsbourg's finally breaking into the mainstream of modern music ... CD
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Du Chant A La Une
Philips/Mercury (France), 1958. Used
Some of Serge Gainsbourg's first recordings – a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the ... CD
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Live
Ark 21, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Philips/Phonogram, 1971/1975. Used
No description available. CD
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Mercury/Sunnyside, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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Poet & Provocateur
El (UK), Late 50s. Used
Late 50s material by the incomparable Serge Gainsbourg – studio and live recordings from 1958 and 1959 – plus tunes from singer Juliette Greco's EP of Gainsbourg songs from the same period – really wonderful stuff all the way! A number of the tunes feature wonderful arrangements ... CD
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Play Time (France), Early 70s. Used
Although a lot of Michel Legrand's soundtrack work has been reissued over the years, we haven't always been able to track down his vocal stuff, which is just about as groovy as his film scoring! He's got a warm raspy voice, and although his pipes won't win him any awards at the Opera, he sings ... CD
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April In Paris
Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated September 15, 2014


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