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on 22 February 2011
Clocking in at just under 60 minutes, this compilation contains 24 classic tracks from France's 1960's Ye-ye scene. The songs are mostly groovy little numbers featuring unique and grandiose pop arrangements courtesy of the likes of Michel Colombier and Alain Gorageur. All of the songs feature sweet, lush and breathy girly vocals that lend an almost playful vibe to them, although this should not be confused with lightweight - this is pop music of the highest order. Highlights include the effortless cool of Jacqueline Taieb's 'Le Coeur Au Bout des Doigts', the perfect pop of France Gall's 'Le Temps de la Rentree' and Françoise Hardy's 'Viola'. Fans of 1960's pop, the Ye-ye scene in general and Serge Gainsbourg - who wrote some of the songs featured - should find much to enjoy here.
Accompanied by lavish liner notes that features biographies of all the artists and original artwork and archive photos, this is an exemplary release by Ace Records.