A wealth of early work from the great Jeanne Moreau – her first album as a singer, plus music from films, and other 60s tracks too! The core album is 12 Chansons – a classic album of vocal tracks from one of France's greatest actresses – the lovely Jeanne Moreau, who also turns out to be one heck of a great singer as well! The set is packaged with images from many of Jean's classic films – Jules et Jim, Ascenseur Pour L'Echaufaud, La
Notte – all set inside a gatefold cover with an incredibly sexy photo of Jeanne on the front – an image that might well be worth the whole package alone! But the music is even better – all very poetic tunes written by Cyrus Bassiak for Moreau – this was the first of their two collaborations – with lovely jazz-tinged music arranged by Francois Rauber and Ward Swingle, both of whom know how to hit a hip style of things that works perfectly for Jean. The whole thing's great – very groovy, and a real lost chapter of Moreau's charms – and titles include "La
Peu, Leon", "Moi Je Prefere", and "L'Amour Flou". CD also features material from the second album for the Jacques Canetti label – including "Tout Morose" and "Tu M'Agaces" – plus "Le Tourbillon" from Jules Et Jim, unreleased 1953 tracks "L'Amour S'En Vient L'Amour S'en Va" and "J'Ai Choisi De Rire" – and the titles "Je M'Ennuie La
Nuit Sans Toi", "Le Nombril", "Cet Amour", "Paris Est Tout Petit", and "J'Ai Le Memoire Qui Flanche".