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Featuring 22 tracks recorded between 1963 and 1968, this is the ultimate introduction to the ultimate Yé-Yé singer with the ultimate Yé-Yé sound. This really is pop music of the highest order and it is truly irresistible. The over the top and sometimes complex musical arrangements are breathtaking at times and they compliment Gall's lush girly vocals perfectly. Sexy yet deliberately naïve; the pace is relentless and the quality never falters.

Exactly half of the songs here were composed by Serge Gainsbourg, including the infamous 'Les Sucettes' (about a girl who liked aniseed-flavoured lollipops as far as Gall was concerned) and Gall's version of 'Bloody Jack' (which is a lot smoother sounding than Bardot's version). The album closes with Gall singing 'Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son' in Japanese.

Clocking in at 55 minutes and housed in a jewel case, the booklet features brief notes (in English) and photos of some of the original record sleeves.
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on 28 July 2012
In the 1960s between the ages of 16 and 21 France Gall recorded some of the sunniest and most joyful bubblegum pop in the world. It's all here on this 2012 compilation of those songs. Words can't describe how fresh and upbeat this music still sounds. I'm so happy I took a chance and got this great CD.
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It's easy to dismiss Yé-Yé music, but it'll have you feeling happy in no time at all, perhaps even have you dancing around. This compilation (55.43 mins) has great sound quality, it comes with a good 10 page colour booklet that has various pics of Ep covers etc. The music on the whole is very well crafted, written (half are written by the great Serge Gainsbourg) most of the songs have great melodies - its a real treat and a pleasure to listen to this cd. This is joyous, happy and fizzy pop. Highly recommended - let your self go, let the happiness wash over you.
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on 31 May 2013
I love France Gall, she appeals to me in every way and I was so waiting for this album to come out, I pre ordered it based on it being released by the same label that released the wonderful C'est Chic compilation of French Yaya Girls, the sound quality of that CD is dynamic and keeps the listener excited all the way through I thought this CD of France Gall would be just as exciting. I almost cried when I heard the terrible sound quality, the songs themselves are great but they sound flat and it is a hard album to listen to. I'm devastated that they would do this to France, even songs by her that appear on the C'est Chic compilations sound terrible on this CD, I would recommend avoiding this one and wait for the label to get their act together and release a version mastered as well as they mastered her material on C'est Chic
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on 20 January 2013
Love France Gall you will love this collection, i rate it a 10/10 can not fault any tracks 10/10 will appeal to everyone who loves this type of music..
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on 13 September 2015
very good
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on 10 February 2015
France Gall, cool!
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