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Histoire De Melody Nelson (2CD+DVD Deluxe Edition) Deluxe Edition, Box set
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Histoire de Melody Nelson is ultra cool, ultra sexy and ultra modern music.
Je T'aime, Gainsbourg.
This album is great. It's great in the way that Can and Faust are great. It's great in the way Miles Davis is great. Buy it.
As with all Gainsbourg's work, Melody is a personal expression wrapped up in a guise of canny song writing, devilish arrangements and dips into pure lyrical melodrama. The central concept sees Serge stepping into the role of a middle-aged businessman, who develops some intense feelings of lust for English teenager Melody Nelson (...after he accidentally knocks her down with his car!!!).Read more ›
Melody Nelson is the definitive Gainsbourg album and it needs little introduction - just the cover alone is worth the entrance fee. It has a sound all of its own and it still sounds timeless and effortlessly cool 40 years later. Credit for the unique sound must also go to Jean-Claude Vannier who co-wrote much of the music and is responsible for the arrangements, including the lush orchestral arrangements. The bass guitar dominates this album and together with Gainsbourg's almost spoken vocals and Vannier's orchestral arrangements, it makes for an unforgettable listening experience.
This 2CD & DVD edition consists of the following:
CD 1: Histoire de Melody Nelson.
CD 2: Histoire de Melody Nelson outtakes.
DVD: (NTSC All regions): Histoire de Melody Nelson 5.1 mix & a 40 minute documentary.
The outtakes on CD 2 are all previously unreleased and are alternative and instrumental versions of the tracks found on the original album. There are two versions (vocal and instrumental) of the one new song, 'Melody Lit Babar'. Driven, unsurprisingly, by heavy bass and featuring trumpet, it's a decent upbeat number but it doesn't fit with the rest of the album and it's easy to hear why it didn't make the final cut. The alternative versions are not too far removed from the originals, but the subtle differences are noticeable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
BOOM! Here it is - Serge's masterpiece. If you don't like this album you don't like music. Sublime genius.Published 7 months ago by Kinski
French masterpiece, but better not to buy if you do not understand French.Published 8 months ago by Blade
great orchestration and arrangement,some sublime bass playing and subtle psychedelic guitar playing,a real find despite not understanding a word of French.Published 10 months ago by Kezia60
Great album, not remastered so the sound could be better but other than that nothing to complain aboutPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer