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XClassic sounds from France -- a mix of chanson, French pop, Saravah sounds, and more -- work from Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Fontaine, France Gall, and others!

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Michel Legrand/Matt Munro/Dusty SpringfieldParis Was Made For Lovers ... LP
ALA, Early 70s. Sealed ... $9.99
A wonderful little soundtrack from Michel Legrand – perhaps not as jazzy or groovy as some of his 60s work, but with some really nice moments! There's no getting over the infectious tune "Paris Was Made For Lovers" – a vocal number sung in English in two versions, both by Michel Legrand, in that fantastic raspy style that he always used back then. Also includes two other vocal gems – "A Place In Paris", sung by Matt Munro, and the dreamy "Sea & Sky", sung by Dusty Springfield. Other tracks are more orchestral, and titles include "Concerto For Cabs", "Pavanne For People", and "The Street Where They Lived". (Soundtracks, French) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Claude LombardClaude Lombard Chante ... CD
Sommor (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About August 1, 2018
The stunning debut album from the lovely Claude Lombard – a Belgian singer, but one whose work here resonates with the grooviest French records by singers like Sylvie Vartan or Francois Hardy! Lombard is probably less pop than either of those artists – and almost has a way of opening things up with weirder phrasing and more unusual modes – ala some of the artists at Saravah Records. Arrangements are by Willy Albimoor – who did so many other odd projects of the period, including work with Chakachas – and the music features bits of electronics, soaring strings, and even some light bossa inflections – all to make a sound that's every bit as great as you'd guess! Titles include "Polychrome", "Les Enfants Perle", "Midi", "Mais", "La Coupe", "Sleep Well", "L'Usine", "Les Vieux Comptoirs", "Les Musicens", "L'Arbre Et L'oiseau", "La Camarde", and "Petite Frere". CD

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✨✧ Claude LombardClaude Lombard Chante ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The stunning debut album from the lovely Claude Lombard – a Belgian singer, but one whose work here resonates with the grooviest French records by singers like Sylvie Vartan or Francois Hardy! Lombard is probably less pop than either of those artists – and almost has a way of opening things up with weirder phrasing and more unusual modes – ala some of the artists at Saravah Records. Arrangements are by Willy Albimoor – who did so many other odd projects of the period, including work with Chakachas – and the music features bits of electronics, soaring strings, and even some light bossa inflections – all to make a sound that's every bit as great as you'd guess! Titles include "Polychrome", "Les Enfants Perle", "Midi", "Mais", "La Coupe", "Sleep Well", "L'Usine", "Les Vieux Comptoirs", "Les Musicens", "L'Arbre Et L'oiseau", "La Camarde", and "Petite Frere". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Alain BarriereLe Disque D'Or ... LP
RCA (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Pierre HaralambonJ'aurai reve ... LP
Barclay (France), 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
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Serge LamaAu Palais Des Congres Avec Simplicite ... LP
Philips (France), 1981. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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LiminanasMalamore ... LP
HoZac, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99
The Liminanas are looking hipper than ever on the cover of this album – and sounding hipper than ever too – really opening up that amazing sound that's made them one of our favorite French acts of the past decade or so! All the fuzz of previous records is still in place, but the vocals also seem to be a bit more upfront in the mix – not polished or commercial, but given this placement that really makes the whole thing sound even moodier and darker than before! There's a strong current between their music and classic modes from folks like Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Dutronc – but the sound is definitely all their own. The set features guest appearances by Pascal Comelade and Peter Hook – and titles include "Dahlia Rouge", "Paradise Now", "The Train Creep A Loopin", "Zippo", "Garden Of Love", "El Sordo", "Prisunic", and "Athen IA". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean FerratFerrat Chante Aragon ... LP
Barclay (France), 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Features backings from Alain Goraguer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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France Gall1968 ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
A record as revolutionary as the French year in which it was recorded – an amazing batch of late 60s grooves from Parisian pop madame France Gall! The set's upbeat and jaunty, with plenty of fuzz – almost a psyche pop sound, with lots of groovy guitars that make the album sparkle with plenty of razor-sharp notes! Gall's vocals are as wonderful as ever, and almost sound a bit more sinister in this setting – thanks to arrangements by Alain Gouraguer and the great David Whitaker. There's plenty of France Gall classics here – including versions of the Serge Gainsbourg tunes "Nefertiti" and "Teenie Weenie Boppie" – plus "Toi Que Je Veux", "Made In France", "Bebe Requin", and "Avant La Bagarre". CD

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France GallBaby Pop (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
No baby pop here, as France Gall is all-woman throughout – one of the best of the French female pop singers of the mid 60s, working here with an upbeat, groovy sound throughout! Backings are by the great Alain Gouraguer, who gives the record a tightly jerking kind of feel – a sound that's the Paris contribution to the same sort of mod grooves that were coming out of the London scene at the time. The album's filled with classics by Gall, all sung in a sweet voice that's a great contrast to the music – wonderful stuff throughout, with titles that include "Baby Pop", "Cet Air La", "L'Amerique", "Mon Bateau De Nuit", and "Deux Oiseaux". CD

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France GallFrance Gall (1964) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
Early work by one of the grooviest singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – the lovely France Gall, working here with some very swinging arrangements from Alain Gouraguer! The grooves are wonderful throughout – sometimes jazzy, sometimes more in a "yeh yeh" pop vein – but always upbeat, lively, and youthful! Gall's voice has a lightly dreamy quality that skips along nicely over the top of the rhythms – not really a little girl mode, given her sense of command on the lyrics – but as cutely flirtatious enough to match the sexy spirit of the record! Titles include "Jazz A Gogo", "Soyons Sages", "Pense A Moi", "La Cloche", "Ca Va Je T'Aime", "Ne Dis Pas Aux Copains", "Mes Premieres Vraies Vacances", and "N'Ecoute Pas Les Idoles". CD

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France GallLes Sucettes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
A totally excellent album from France Gall! The record's one of her earliest full LPs – but France's groovy 60s pop style is already firmly in place, and the songs are all pretty darn great. Alain Gouraguer handled all the arrangements – and the tracks are filled with loads of swinging instrumentation, from electric harpsichord, to jangly guitars, to brassy big band finishes. Over the top, France's lovely voice rings out loud and true – and the CD's a delight from start to finish. Titles include "Tu N'As Pas Le Droit", "Il Niege", "J'ai Retrouve Mon Chen", "Bonsoir John John", "L'Echo", "Quand On Est Ensemble", and Serge Gainsbourg's "Les Sucettes". CD

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France GallPoupee De Cire Poupee De Son (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s material so great – some of the best of the French pop scene at the time, with a sound that's really a cut above on all the numbers here! Backings are by the mighty Alain Gouraguer, who brings in a hip mix of jazz inflections, rocking rhythms, and some of the more sparkling soundtrack elements bubbling in the French 60s scene – all a perfect accompaniment for Gall's catchy girl pop vocals. Titles include "Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son", written by Serge Gainsbourg – plus "Le Coeur Qui Jazze", "Le Premier Chagrin D'Amour", "On T'Avait Prevenue", "Dis A Ton Capitaine", "Nounours", "Laisse Tomber Les Filles", and "Bonne Nuit". CD
 
 
 



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