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


Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Because (France), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 6 CDs
Experimental pop, electronic instrumentals, postmodern pastiche, and lots lots more – all served up in this massive 6CD collection of work from Pascal Comelade! Comelade's been making music since the mid 70s – always with a quickly-creative, genre-shaking style that maybe puts him in ... CD
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
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5CD
The coolest collection we've ever seen to focus on the soundtrack work of the great Serge Gainsbourg – and the most complete as well! The 5CD package really digs deep – and seems to offer up tracks from just about every single film that Gainsbourg was involved with – from his own ... CD
Brigitte Fontaine Est
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1968. New Copy
The Saravah Records debut from this amazing French singer – done with a wonderful sound that really links two generations of French music! At some level, the album's got a slightly more standard feel – bits of jazz, but inflected freshly – almost like the sublime Jeanne Moreau ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1960/1961. New Copy
Rare live material from the great Jacques Brel – almost all of which has never been issued before, and stands as a much-needed addition to his catalog of classics in the 60s! The recordings are great – done for radio, and re-presented here with fidelity that's every bit as rich as Brel' ... CD
Lolita Go Home
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin take Jane's ever-growing trash rock aesthetic into the Euro club world of the 70s – and the result is an insane batch of tracks that are among Birkin's craziest work of the decade! She sings with an incredibly deadpan style – as you'll hear especially ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Mercury (France), 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Serge's 4th album – and another wonderful gem from his early years! The record's like some of the others from the time, mixing together jazz, Latin rhythms, and all the offbeat existentialism of the postwar Paris scene. The record was originally only ever issued as a 10" LP – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips (France), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) ... LP, Vinyl record album
Le Pop Musik (Germany), 2016. New Copy
New sounds from the contemporary French music scene – a huge amount of excellent tracks you might not come across on your own! Unlike some of the previous volumes in the Le Pop series, which might have skewed towards more classic-sounding music – the range of styles here is pretty ... 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
Anthologys (France), 1960s. New Copy
A great look at a much-neglected side of the 60s pop scene in Paris – the male contribution to the yeh-yeh pop years, often overlooked in favor of more famous work by female artists! The groove here is great – very much in the style of the excellent Femme De Paris series – with a ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A very groovy record from the legendary Francoise Hardy – a set that's not only got the lovely lady out front on vocals and acoustic guitar, but one that also features totally great arrangements from Brit maestro Johnny Harris – who gives most of the record a slightly different vibe ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Incredible female pop from 60s France – not weepy ballads or old school Paris numbers, but the kind of hip-snapping, all-groovy material that made the 60s French scene so great! Loads of these tracks are new to our ears (and we love French grooves a lot!) – and this volume of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bell/Vocalion (UK), 1974. New Copy
Quite an unusual album for Michel Legrand – a suite of tracks based around 20th Century standards – starting with older evergreens, and moving into some very hip tunes from the 60s! The orchestrations are amazing – with tones, colors, and rhythmic approaches that surpass ... CD
Comme D'Habitude
Philips/Elemental (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Very groovy work from French singer Claude Francois – and a set that's got all the mod touches you might expect from his image on the cover! Claude gets some strong UK help here from arrangers Reg Guest and David Whitaker, who both give the tunes a nice sort of London punch – some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy 2CD
One of the coolest artists working on the French music scene in recent years – and one of the few who can really take us back to the days of older giants like Serge Gainsbourg or Jean-Claude Vannier! Biolay's got a reputation that's every bit as strong as both of them – two decades of ... CD
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 January 24, 2017


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