Features backings by Christian Chevallier, Herve Roy, Philippe Becaud, and Michel Bernhole. LP, Vinyl record album
Jacques Brel —
Brel ... LP Barclay (France), 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
This was Brel's last album before his death, and it's an oft-overlooked piece of work that's fantastically different from his better-known 60's oevre, but also every bit as great as that stuff. The tracks on here have an amazingly sombre quality, and are filled with deep swells of emotion that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Repackaging of Brel's 1967 LP – featuring some of his lesser known work from the late 60s, set to arrangements by longtime accompanist Francois Rauber. The tracks are still quite strong, and if anything, Brel's writing has only gotten sharper by this point. Titles include "Le Gaz" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brel at his best – delivered with the biting tone that made Brel one of the most brilliant social commentators of the 20th Century, yet with a warmth that offset his critical vision with a real love of life! Arrangements and orchestrations are by the mighty Francois Rauber – a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has edge wear and some marker on front.)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although Mireille Mathieu's overblown vocal style is sort of a strange choice for the cool arrangements that Ennio Morricone was scoring during the early 70s, this classic meeting of Mathieu and Morricone is an enduring album that offers some of the most famous vocal interpretations ever of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing, with great booklet!)
Georges Moustaki —
Moustaki ... LP Polydor (France), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Titles include "Je Suis Un Autre", "Tu M'Attendais", "17 Ans", "Danse", and "Hiroshima". LP, Vinyl record album
Seminal work from Claude Nougaro – easily one of the coolest French singers ever! This album shows an early example of Nougaro's interest in Brazilian music – and also his love of American jazz as well – heard most strongly on the record's French covers of work by Dave Brubeck, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE: Vinyl has some heat damage at edge, but didn't skip for us – although the first track on each side might on some players. Otherwise a nice play copy.)