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France Gall 1963-68,
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This review is from: Made In France: France Gall's Baby Pop (Audio CD)
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 naÔve; 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.