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Negatif
Virgin (France), 2003. Used 2CD
Brilliant work from one of the most exciting talents in French music of the past decade – the amazing Benjamin Biolay, a singer with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of Serge Gainsbourg, and a producer with a style that brings together countless classic French pop elements! This 2CD ... CD
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Aznavour Story
Reprise, Late 60s. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Angel, Early 50s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Greatest Golden Hits
EMI (Holland), 1995. Used
English-language versions of his hits. CD
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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
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this ... CD
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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ZTT/Salvo (UK), 1985. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
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Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range ... CD
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Comme A La Radio
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever recorded – a legendary meeting between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and inventive French singer Brigitte Fontaine! The set was recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, and it perfectly sums up all of the incredible energy bubbling out of the post-68 years – ... CD
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Doxy/Vogue (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy
A seminal debut from the young Francoise Hardy, and a record that set the tone for a whole generation of French music to come! The album's a remarkable achievement – especially considering that Francoise was 18 at the time – filled with original tunes that have a really fresh ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Brigitte Fontaine (1972)
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic album by this enigmatic French singer – one of her first truly experimental albums! The record differs from some of her other albums quite a bit – and has a very strange mix of styles that go from straight ahead (only a track or two), to wildly experimental – very ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RPM (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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
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Of Smiles And Tears
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Brazilian rhythms meet French pop – all in an incredible album from the lovely Christiane Legrand! Christiane's probably best known for her work in the Swingle Singers – or for being the sister of the famous Michel Legrand, who she helped on a few soundtracks – but she sounds ... CD
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Philips (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg reinvents "La Marseillaise" into a surprisingly great reggae groover – heard here in a host of mixes that further expand on its original genius! The 1979 recording was done at Dynamic Sounds in Kingston – with help from Sly & Robbie, and a host of top ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, grooviest tunes from Serge Gainsbourg's crucial period of experimentation with reggae rhythms – a tune that's gone onto be one of the best from his Kingston stretch of recording – thanks to an approach that makes the cut work equally well as a dubby, stepping number ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme – Fontaine 4
Saravah/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Beautiful duets between Brigitte Fontaine and Areski – and an album that's filled with loads of short little tracks that stand with some of their greatest work ever! Instrumentation is spare, but incredibly haunting – a bit jazzy at times, slightly experimental at others – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Mercury (France), 1958. New Copy (reissue)
Some of Serge Gainsbourg's first recordings – a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD
A whopping collection that features a wealth of soundtrack material recorded by Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is certainly famous enough for his pop recordings of the 60s and 70s – but he also turned his talents to countless films over the years, penning great sexy and groovy tunes that were among ... CD
 
Updated September 03, 2015


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