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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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Jacques Canetti/Because (France), 1966. New Copy
The roots of Brigitte Fontaine – and a really wonderful record that we love every bit as her later work – but in a completely different way! The style here is more strikingly jazzy in the territory of early 60s Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel – and the lyrics are mostly all by ... CD
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Festival (France), 1963. Very Good Gatefold
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Embarquement Immediat
EMI (France), 2000. Used
Brilliant – and the best record that Claude Nougaro's cut in 25 years! Nougaro was a seminal force in the French jazz scene of the 60s – cutting French language vocalese versions of American bop classics, as well as a great deal of his own compositions with a wonderfully groovy sound. ... CD
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RCA/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Some of the coolest, grooviest work from the French scene of the 60s – the complete recordings of the lovely Chantal Goya – a stunning presence both on record and on screen at the time! Goya's maybe best remembered for her role on Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin – where she ... CD
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IRM (with bonus CD)
Because (France), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A stunner from Charlotte Gainsbourg – in keeping with her style of crafting a diverse body of avant pop sounds by working with stellar collaborators – this time with producer/composer Beck, and it's her best to date! A few tunes are sung in French and have a kind of dramatic French pop ... LP, Vinyl record album
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5:55 (with bonus CD)
Because (France), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Beautiful work from Charlotte Gainsbourg – the kind of record that would have made her old man proud! The album's got a sense of depth and texture that ranks right up there with the senior Gainsbourg's classics – a breathy approach to the music that's filled with subtle sensuality and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Succes Et Confidences
Jacques Canetti/Because (France), Mid 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Barclay (France), 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold
Brel at his best – delivered with the biting tone that made Brel one of the most brilliant social commentators of the 20th Century, yet with a warmth that offset his critical vision with a real love of life! Arrangements and orchestrations are by the mighty Francois Rauber – a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Barclay (France), 1964. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Philips (France), 1963. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Philips, Early/Mid 60s. Very Good (pic cover)
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Barclay (France), 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold
Repackaging of Brel's 1967 LP – featuring some of his lesser known work from the late 60s, set to arrangements by longtime accompanist Francois Rauber. The tracks are still quite strong, and if anything, Brel's writing has only gotten sharper by this point. Titles include "Le Gaz" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1962. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Olympia 72
EMI (France), 1972. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of ... CD
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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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El (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy
Two early gems from this fab French singer! First up is the self-titled Francoise Hardy album from 1962 – a seminal debut from the young 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 ... CD
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Brel
Barclay (France), 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold
This was Brel's last album before his death, and it's an oft-overlooked piece of work that's fantastically different from his better-known 60's oevre, but also every bit as great as that stuff. The tracks on here have an amazingly sombre quality, and are filled with deep swells of emotion that ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 27, 2015


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