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French — Recently Added

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


Cannabis (180 gram pressing)
Universal (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A tremendously funky set of tunes – and some real standout soundtrack material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is working here with some great help from Jean-Claude Vannier – the guiding force behind Melody Nelson – and Vannier brings some great grooves to the record, ... LP, Vinyl record album
RPM (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
Rare rockers from the earliest days of the French scene – work that's often much more tied to American styles than French material from a few years later – but in a really great way that hangs onto all the best raw and rockabilly modes of the late 50s! Lyrics are often in French, and ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Incredibly groovy work from France Gall – easily one of our favorite French singers of the 60s! France has a sound that's really unique – one that comes from the Frenchified pop of the "yeh yeh" generation, but which really packs a lot more punch than her contemporaries ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy
Classic 60s work from Brigitte Bardot – the roots of French female pop, with a set of tracks that mix together bits of rock, pop, and lively jazz-based arrangements – all in a unique blend that's totally great, and every bit as wonderful as you might expect! We might go so far as to ... CD
Bonnie & Clyde (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy
An incredible collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – one of Serge's first duet albums ever – and a gem all the way through! In the year before he cut "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus" with Jane Birkin, Serge recorded this great album with Brigitte Bardot in which ... CD
Best Of France Gall
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy
One of the greatest French female singers of the 60s – presented here in a classic collection of work! If you've gotta dig one gal vocalist of the Parisian scene of the time, Gall is definitely your girl – as her brash, bold style of singing really sums up the hippest, grooviest French ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy
One of the grooviest Brigitte Bardot albums ever recorded – a stellar set of tracks with some ultra-chic arrangements from the great Alain Gouraguer! The album swings like the best of Paris pop in the 60s – tight and outta site, with loads of jaunty pop tunes that bring out the best in ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961/1962. New Copy 3CD
Groovy sounds from 60s France, plus a few Canadian tracks too – all numbers that take off in the globally-popular twist style of the time, but which feature French language lyrics in the lead! The "twist" here is taken in a nicely wide way – more romping rockers that draw ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers ... CD
Polnareff's (180 gram vinyl)
Disc AZ (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the best albums ever by Michel Polnareff – a set that takes his totally wonderful sound and gives it a very groovy extra punch up from the bottom! Polnareff's usual cool style of French pop vocals are stepped up more than usual with some great arrangements by Bill Shepherd and Anthony ... LP, Vinyl record album
Un Beau Matin
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold
Areski on his own, without Brigitte Fontaine – but sounding equally wonderful, and with a really haunting sound! The albums' recorded with very minimal backings – a bit of cello, flute, and bass – all in an echoey space that makes Areski's raspy, poetic vocals ring out ... CD
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Areski on his own, without Brigitte Fontaine – but sounding equally wonderful, and with a really haunting sound! The albums' recorded with very minimal backings – a bit of cello, flute, and bass – all in an echoey space that makes Areski's raspy, poetic vocals ring out ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy
A great celebration of a dance groove that first broke big in the US – but then found an even stronger home in France – especially during the year of 1962! You probably know the "Madison" from Ray Bryant's famous single "It's Madison Time" – a romping ... CD
Warner (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare grooves from the French scene's trippiest years – the kind of cuts that will come as a good addition to your well-played records by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! Most of this work is much more obscure, but mostly comes from the same time – the late 60s and early 70s, despite ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saravah (Japan), 2016. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to the legendary Saravah label – one that features all-new recordings of some of the label's groundbreaking classics – all handled by a younger generation who definitely get the spirit right! Songs are by some of the greats who recorded for Saravah in the 60s and ... CD
Philips/Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs
The complete work of Les Parisiennes – a lovely female French pop group from the 60s – supervised by pianist Claude Bolling! The 3CD package brings together all the quartet's music for Philips Records in the mid 60s – a surprisingly big batch of recordings, given that most of ... CD
Bell/Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A wonderful little record from Michel Legrand – one of his best non-soundtrack albums of the time! The album is titled after the theme to the soppy film Brian's Song – but it's got a lot more to offer than that – and has Legrand performing versions of soundtrack numbers from a ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
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 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
A fantastic live recording of the legendary Charles Aznavour – done at a time when he'd already had a huge run of postwar hits for other French singers, and was finally getting a chance to shine in the spotlight on his own! Almost all the material here is original work by Charles, and the ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
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 ... CD
Rest
Atlantic, 2017. New Copy
CD...$7.99 13.98
Fantastic sounds from Charlotte Gainsbourg – a singer we first fell in love with through her father, the famous Serge – but who we've really come to love tremendously over the years – both through her work on screen and in the studio! Charlotte's got this sense of presence that's ... CD
Barclay/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Totally groovy work from French singer Gillian Hills – an artist who was initially best known for her work in film, thanks to movies like Beat Girl or Les Liaisons Dangereuses – but one who grew to become one of the cooler singers in Parisian pop during the 60s! Gillian's work here is ... CD
Disques AZ/Universal (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold
Killer work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop singers ever – and one of the few who could mix in a trippy style with some of the more upbeat modes of a few years before! Backings here are from a very cool combo – Dynastie Crisis – who use heavy drums, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
Early work from one of our favorite French singers ever – not only some of his first few recordings, but also a huge host of material by other contemporaries who recorded their own takes on the compositions of Claude Nougaro! Nougaro was the ultimate left bank hipster in the postwar years ... CD
Universal (France), 1990. New Copy
A wonderful return to form from one of the coolest French singers ever – a set recorded at the start of the 90s, but which really just seems to offer up an update of Michel Polnareff's earlier dreamy sound! The instrumentation and rhythms are more electric than before, but the production ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Sylvie Vartan was one of the grooviest singers in France during the 60s – part of that great wave of female talent that also included Francoise Hardy and France Gall – and although her French recordings are very well-remembered and reissued, she also cut a number of more obscure English ... CD
London, 1966. Sealed 4LP Box Set
... LP, Vinyl record album
T'es Vivant?
Barclay, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Michel Delpech (2LP)
Barclay (France), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Jean Jacques Goldman (1981)
Epic (Holland), 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Richard Anthony
Columbia (France), 1962. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Art Of Chevalier
London, 1950s. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Bijou Bop
Philips (France), 1981. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
His Newest Songs
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Disc AZ (France), 1981. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Jean Jacques Goldman (1982)
Epic (Holland), 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Pour Le Plaisir
Polydor (France), 1981. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Vendeurs De Larmes
Barclay (France), 1982. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips (France), Mid 60s. Very Good
The ninth in Phillips' compilation of the work of this twisted French singer, and material culled from the time when he was really pushing the envelope. As with all of his recordings, this one features a spare folksy sound – with Brassens accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
Divucsa (Spain), 1997. Used
Music from Demis Roussos, Celine Dion, Michel Laurens, Pascal Danel, Francoise Hardy, Patricia Carli, Michel Fugain, Marie Laforet, Sacha Distel & more. CD
Charles Aznavour
Fiesta, 1979. Used
... CD
Naive (France), 2011. Used
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La Lichere/Just A Memory (Canada), 1997. Used
Music from Jo Privat, Martin O'Connor, Joe Rossi, Le Denecheau Jase Musette, Armand Lassagne, Alain Musicchini, Eric Bouvelle, Francois Parisi, Jean Corti, Serge Desaunay & more. CD
Jamais Seule
Virgin (France), 2008. Used
... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. Used
A great little live set from one of our favorite French singers – recorded in 1983, with backing by a small Japanese combo, very much in the manner of work on his album Le Pollen. Given that the album is such a studio-oriented session, it's interesting to hear the style of the work performed ... CD
Al Sur (France), 1970s. Used
... CD
 
Updated July 21, 2018


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