This new edition in Ace's highly rated Songwriter series features 25 works by one of the greatest icons of Gallic pop culture Serge Gainsbourg. Two of Ace's most popular series French Girls and Songwriters meet to provide what will be one of their most popular releases of 2014 although it's only January! The image of beauty and the beast, the Rive Gauche provocateur arm-in-arm with the ravishing icon, was a recurring feature of Gainsbourg s career, observed Malcolm McLaren. Spanning the entire Gainsbourg canon, this collection ranges from existential chanson to yé-yé and beyond performed, not inappropriately, by a stellar all-female cast, including Juliette Gréco, France Gall, Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Hardy, Jane Birkin, Catherine Deneuve and Vanessa Paradis. The booklet features a fascinating essay by Gainsbourg's biographer Alan Clayson and track commentary by compiler Mick Patrick, with a foreword by featured artist April March.
Stellar 25-track set of covers by an all-female cast! Features Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot, Francoise Hardy, Vanessa Paradis, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nana Mouskouri, Catherine Deneuve and others.