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Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson

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Release Date 08/10/2021
Format 2LP / 2CD + DVD
Label Blue Wrasse
Catalogue Number 5371841 / 2778253


'MELODY NELSON STORY 50th anniversary Melody Nelson's story holds a very special place in Serge Gainsbourg's discography. In the aftermath of the global success of Je t'aime moi non plus Serge Gainsbourg, inspired by his new partner, Jane Birkin, decided "to get down to business." With the collaboration of a very young musician, Jean-Claude Vannier, he created an album hailed as one of the most remarkable successes of orchestral pop around the world. Released in special 2LP Set. 

“There’s an ambition, a conceptual depth to Melody Nelson that’s incredibly hard to pull off but which Gainsbourg does completely. It’s very cool and its dynamic is genius…It’s one of the greatest marriages of rock band and orchestra that I’ve ever heard.” - Beck

Sex has always sold, but presented with a landmark musical backdrop, the combination is rare as finding the elusive “G Spot”. Quite often, attempts fall flaccid, missing the titillating mark by a mile. But French icon and national treasure Serge Gainsbourg is no stranger to sexual proclivities, and with his 1971 Histoire De Melody Nelson he shared an erotic tale as seductive today as the day it was released. With help from actress, amour, and inspiration Jane Birkin, arranger/conductor and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier ("L’Enfant Assassins Des Mouches), not to mention a tight hand picked crew of top shelf UK session musicians, Nelson is often cited as Gainsbourg’s master work, an essential album for the discerning music lover.

So as we said before, sex sells, and yes, we are buying. With its massive inspiration reaching out to the quintessential rap of De La Soul and The Beatnuts to like-minded and eclectic singer-songwriter, Nelson continues to entrance. Light In The Attic looks forward to continuing to spread Gainsbourg’s provocative message to thrill seekers the world over…

Tracklist:

Melody
Ballade De Melody Nelson
Valse De Melody
Ah! Melody
L'Hotel Particulier
En Melody
Cargo Culte

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