French — LPs

Classic 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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Francois De RoubaixLes Plus Belles Musiques De Films De Francois De Roubaix Vol 2 ... LP
Barclay (France), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
Incredible soundtrack work! You may know nothing about Francois De Roubaix, and the films these tracks are from are even more obscure – but trust us, this is a great set of tracks! De Roubaix follows in a tradition of strange baroque arrangements that's vaguely similar to early work by Michel Colombier, with touches of romanticism from Francis Lai – but it's got a strange twist that's all its own. These tracks feature odd bits of electronics, weird guitar parts, haunting woodwind passages, jaunty rhythms, strange vocals – and almost always, a commitment to keen melody and inventive instrumentation. A few cuts are a bit cheesy, but others are jaw-droppingly fresh – and are some of the best soundtrack work we've been exposed to in a long time. The set's got a total of 12 tracks that together feature some of De Roubaix's best work ever – and titles include "Adieu L'Ami", "Jeff", "L'Etalon", "Les Aventuriers", "Les Amis", "Les Chevaliers Du Ciel", "Enqueteurs Associes", "La Scoumoune", and "Les Anges". (Soundtracks, French) LP, Vinyl record album
(In beautiful shape!)

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Anne PigalleEverything Could Be So Perfect ... LP
ZTT (UK), 1985. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of the more unusual albums on ZTT from the 80s, but one of the most compelling too – the only full length set we've ever seen from singer Anne Pigalle, a vocalist who moves easily between French and English lyrics, in a lush summation of the best continental pop of the time! The sound is a lot less electronic than usual for ZTT – orchestrations arranged by Richard Niles, topped with great work on piano and organ from Nick Plytas – all to set up Anne's breathy vocals with an early 80s new romantic take on French chanson. There's a nicely world-weary feel to the whole thing, one that makes for a bit more depth of feeling than usual for ZTT – and titles include "The 1000 Colours Waltz", "He Stranger", "Looking For Love", "Why Does It Have To Be This Way", "A Crack In The Ocean", and "Via Vagabond". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)
Also available Everything Could Be So Perfect (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Michel PolnareffLipstick – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty groovy stuff – even if it is a big shift for Polnareff! Polnareff began his career as a cool French popster – singing in a style that mixed baroque 60s arrangements with the intimacy of folk. Here, though, he's gone disco/electronic – and has composed four cool long tracks that mix together weird melodies, strange keyboards, and some occasional disco grooves. "Lipstick" is the club cut here, and it's heard stretched out with lots of other passages in the "Lipstick Montage", which was done by Polnareff and Jimmie Haskell. Side two features "The Rapist" and "Ballet", both long instrumental electronic numbers – with a very Tangerine Dream-ish feel. (Soundtracks, French) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & a cutout notch.)

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