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Yeye 60's French Pop Box set

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Product details

  • Audio CD (23 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B002QH2NMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,403 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mulwharchar TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Aug. 2011
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French pop has never been taken seriously in the UK, and things like the loungecore movement have tended to reinforce the idea that it's music for wearing polo-necks to. Still that's our loss, as France produced a lot of great music in the 60s, which deserves a wider audience. Obviously the Anglophone influence was unavoidable, and a fair few of the numbers here (see tracklist) were covers of UK and US hits, but they all add something to the originals (apart from unintelligible lyrics).

What's really interesting however is the homegrown take on 60s trends, and the French twist on soul, freakbeat, psychedelia etc throws up some quirkily brilliant results like Jacqueline Taïeb's deadpan '7 Heures Du Matin', Johnny Hallyday's purple hazy 'A Tout Casser' and Les Yper-Sound's bonkers 'Psyché Rock'. There's also more conventional fare like Eric Charden's 'Le Monde Est Gris, Le Monde Est Bleu', the Euro ballad to end all Euro ballads, and no-one does existential tearjerkers better than the French. This being France, you don't have to look hard to detect the hand (and other parts) of seedy svengali Serge Gainsbourg, and he pops up, as it were, behind many of the girls here: duetting with Brigitte Bardot on the original 'Je T'Aime', penning France Gall's evergreen paedo-pop and goading actress Anna Karina into the wilder than 'Wild Thing' rip-off, 'Roller Girl'.

Not everything here works but what's good is very good indeed, and it makes a refreshing change from the over-exposed Anglo-American music of the 60s.

Disc 1
1. Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son - France Gall
2. Eloïse - Claude François (Eloise - Barry Ryan)
3. Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher - Eileen (These Boots are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra)
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