Love And The Beat Vol. 1

SSC3607 2005-06-28

Track List

L'eau à La Bouche - 02:30
Beaudelaire - 02:27
Cha Cha Cha Du Loup - 01:56
La Recette De L'amour Fou - 01:58
La Javanaise - 02:31
Chez Les Yé-Yé - 02:27
Scenic Railway - 02:30
Pauvre Lola - 02:29
Comic Strip - 02:11
Ford Mustang - 02:40
La Décadanse (Avec Jane Birkin) - 05:14
L'anamour - 02:17
69 Année érotique - 03:19
Ballade De Melody Nelson - 02:02
L'hôtel Particulier - 04:07
Panpan Cucul - 02:44
Good Bye Emmanuelle - 03:20
Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais - 03:21
Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus (Vibrators Remix - Version Inédite 2004) - 04:19

Serge Gainsbourg experimented in a multitude of musical genres during his lifetime and left behind a recorded legacy that continues to interest and inspire new generations of listeners today. This two-volume collection, by arguably the ultimate icon of French pop, offers a wonderful view of his diverse musical interests. The first volume features some of the best known songs in the Gainsbourg canon, including “Comic Strip,” “Ford Mustang,” “Ballade de Melody Nelson,” and an excellent remix of the classic, “Je t’aime…moi non plus.” The second volume spans a wider range from styles including his early jazz explorations to his work with dub pioneers Sly & Robbie on “Lola Rastoquère.” With such a broad scope of work, it is very easy to understand why Gainsbourg has had such a lasting influence on music around the world.


A ncw great compilation of 60’s pop art icon, with his decadent (or smut) lyrics and bubblegum/bossa/jazzy pop music. Great loungy feeling with his classics, and also a few newer remixes. Two separate CDs, the first mostly classic songs from the 60’s and early 70’s (though there’s one remix at the end) and the second split between his earliest songs (jazzy songs from the late 50’s, early 60’s) and much later remixes (funny arrangement). Asterisks mark my favorites.
MichaS, Zookeeper