hello! i'm the french guy who "created" (conception, tracklisting, remastering from original tapes, artwork and all legal matters) this 5 volumes series at Universal France.Thank you Monkey-Puzzle for this great review.You perfectly captured the feeling of what the "pop french touch" really was in Paris back then, and this was precisely my idea doing these 5 records (i also released them on vinyl LP in 2003).
Just 2 remarks:
1.Magic Records (independant label that I know very well) has nothing to do with this, I did it all by myself at Universal.
2.If you feel that the packaging is very poor, I might be because you bought an export version, since the original issue was a very luxuous gatefold digipak.(by the way, the models on the covers all wear authentic clothes from the Pierre Cardin museum).More volumes to come where planned, but the sudden decline and fall of the record industry didn't allow me to release them... Too bad!!
Anyway, it was a pleasure for me (6 years later!) to read your review! If you like Gainsbourg, and particularly all his work with the numerous french beauties and actresses, don't hesitate to get in touch with me, I can send you wonderful rarities that you probably don't know yet.
This is the first time that I "communicate" through Amazon and hope that this will be forwarded to you.