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5.0 out of 5 stars Beware: genius at work!, 14 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Le Cinema De Serge Gain (Audio CD)
I cannot recommend this enough.. I must admit I'm quite a Serge fan, but nevertheless there's great entertainment to be found here; a final rebuff to any idea that he simply wrote sexy pop songs. Taken from the fifties to the eighties, there are a wealth of gems here including bonus tracks like Nico singing Strip-Tease, to go with the Juliet Greco version used for the film originally. The booklet is great too, in French and English with many great photos and poster reprints, lovely stuff indeed. It's one of my all time favourite purchases..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps only for the dedicated., 5 Jan 2011
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Just recently bought, at an upmarket Bratislava book/cd/dvd retailer, for an unbeatable 25 euros. Fabulous value, therefore, for a bit over 21 quid. Even rather a no-brainer of a purchase, quite frankly. Is it worth paying more to acquire this three-disc set? That would doubtless depend on one's interest in Serge Gainsbourg.

This represents the fourth Gainsbourg and related box set i have now bought. In spite of that, i can only have some twelve tracks of "Le Cinema De Serge Gainsbourg" elsewhere. So there is plenty of new stuff on offer, much of which comes from unavailable or desperately scarce sources. Overall, "LCDSG" represents a fascinating overview of Serge Gainsbourg's thirty year musical journey. There are a total of 72 selections, drawn from 36 films. Many of the films are of a distinctly obscure nature, as i remember few of them from my time in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

The material is, unsurprisingly, very diverse. Listeners will encounter influences of jazz, sixties and seventies pop, folk, straight "film music", the lush orchestrations of the "Melody Nelson" era and even some vaguely psych/Indian selections. Marvel to a lovely, early instrumental version of "Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus" from the 1966 "Les Coeurs Verts". My favourite disc would have to be the third, which mostly covers the seventies and eighties. Possibly because the songs are a bit more familiar, and possibly because there is more in the way of vocals.

Whilst probably too much for the casual fan, this box set is an excellent complement to other Serge retrospectives. One slight criticism, however, for the fact that there was room to include more. The first two discs run some 65 minutes, and the third about 70. This seems all the more of a shame as some soundtracks are a little under-represented. Hence my four star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT SET AT A BARGIN PRICE, 13 Dec 2013
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MANY OF THE TRACKS ON THIS WONDERFUL SET ARE V HARD TO FIND AND IT IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE THEM COLLECTED HERE.MANY RARE TRACKS U WILL NEVER GET ELSEWHERE AND AT THIS PRICE FRM AMAZON IT IS NOT TO BE MISSED.
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