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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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Philips/RPM (UK), Mid 60s.
CD ... About April 1, 2018
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
Un Beau Matin
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About April 21, 2018
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
We Want Sounds (UK), 1968. (reissue)
LP ... On April 21, 2018
tunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! Le Pacha is a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting ... LP, Vinyl record album
Intoxicated Man
Chant Du Monde, 2CD
CD ... On May 11, 2018
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Claude Lombard Chante
Sommor (Spain), 1969. (reissue)
CD ... 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 ... CD
Bonnie & Clyde (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About March 21, 2018
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
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About March 21, 2018
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
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1964.
CD ... About March 21, 2018
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
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963.
CD ... About March 21, 2018
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
Les Chemins De Katmandou
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. (reissue)
LP ... About March 1, 2018 (delayed)
A lost chapter in the legendary legacy of music from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – the pair who created Serge's fantastic Melody Nelson album, and also did the funky soundtracks for the films Cannabis, La Horse, and Sex Shop! This set is every bit as groovy as those ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK),
LP ... About May 25, 2018
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Ace (UK),
CD ... About May 25, 2018
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