Two groovy soundtracks by Serge Gainsbourg – back to back on a single CD! First up is the ultra-cool score for Sex Shop from 1972 – co-written with Jean-Claude Vannier, and done in a style that draws heavily from the previous funky work by the pair – sweet, slinky, and very much in the best early 70s Gainsbourg mode! Serge sings a bit on the soundtrack, as does Jane Birkin – but the real charm almost comes from Vannier's instrumentation – which blends funky drums with strutting basslines, moody keyboards, and other cool bits! Je Vous Aime is from 1980, and really shows some of the Gainsbourg styles of the time – bits of pop, rock, and dub all filtered together, often with an ironic undercurrent, even when seemingly straight. Gainsbourg stars in the film, as do Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve – all of whom get a chance to sing in the score, most strikingly Depardieu, since he plays a rocker in the story. Sex Shop tracks include "Fontaine Des Innocents", "Sex Shop", "Sex Radio Suite", "La Decadanse", and "Club Love" – and Je Vous Aime tracks include "La Fautive", "La P'tite Agathe", "Je Pense Queue", "Mermoz", "Papa Nono", and "Je Vous Salue Marie".