Gainsbourg Chou

Serge Gainsbourg - L'Essentiel Des Albums Studio 1958-1987 (2011) {Mercury 277 162-7 - 14 Albums On 12 CDs}

Serge Gainsbourg - L'Essentiel Des Albums Studio 1958-1987 (2011) {Mercury 277 162-7 - 14 Albums On 12 CDs}
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© 1958-87, 2011 Mercury / Universal Music France | 277 162-7
Pop / International / Chanson / French Pop / French Rock / Western European Traditions / Cabaret

Being familiar with some of his work (basically the hit songs) I had no idea of the legacy this brilliant man has left behind. To my complete surprise this (ridiculously low priced) box set opened a new musical world before my ears and from the very first listening I have felt madly and hopelessly in love with Serge Gainsbourg's music. The quality of these recordings is matched by the quality of sound. The remastering is top notch and superior to most digital transfers heard today. I only wish this incredible set had been released on vinyl as well.

Gainsbourg + Feuille de chou  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Nov. 14, 2017
Gainsbourg + Feuille de chou

Gainsbourg + Feuille de chou
Français | CBR | 2 Volumes | 793.3 Mb
Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou (1976) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 7of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou (1976) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 7of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-8
Rock / Progressive Rock / French Pop / International / Ethnic Music / Chanson

Even tolerant music fans shudder inwardly at the mention of the concept album, a largely prog rock genre that spawned many of the greatest aesthetic indiscretions of the '70s. L'Homme à Tête de Chou (The Man with the Cabbage Head) is a concept album and shares some of prog's general characteristics, but it's unlike anything emanating from rock's beardy depths. In the spirit of his 1971 masterpiece Histoire de Melody Nelson, Gainsbourg sets this album's brief tale amid a widescreen musical canvas. Whereas Melody Nelson was provocative without being explicit, the gravel-voiced Gallic lecher goes X-rated here – albeit without sacrificing his poetic élan.
Serge Gainsbourg - Rock Around The Bunker (1975/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Serge Gainsbourg - Rock Around The Bunker (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:54 minutes | 560 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The sequence of brilliant, if somewhat unconventional, concept albums which occupied Serge Gainsbourg through the early to mid-'70s continues with an album which can be (and indeed has been) described as either a European reclamation of the pop potential of the Third Reich, following the success of Mel Brooks' The Producers, or an acerbic reclamation of a Jew's own humanity 30 years after the Nazis forced him to walk the streets in a bright yellow star.
Serge Gainsbourg - L' Etonnant - No. 4 (1961-62) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 12of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Etonnant - No. 4 (1961-62) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 12of12}
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© 1961, 1962, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-0
Jazz / International / Chanson / French Pop / Cabaret

As early as 1961, Serge Gainsbourg was one of the most extraordinary artists of the French pop scene, and during the first part of the '60s the crooner produced a series of outrageously brilliant albums with producer/arranger Alain Goraguer. One of his most intoxicating amalgams of jazz and pop styles, L'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg comes highly recommended to fans of '60s French pop. An utterly essential early document of Serge Gainsbourg while he was still a mildly respectable man – but that's not say there aren't hints of his notorious decadence in this early work.
Serge Gainsbourg - You're Under Arrest (1987) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 11of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - You're Under Arrest (1987) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 11of12}
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© 1987, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-8
Rock / Pop / Funk / International / Chanson / French Pop / Synth Pop

You're Under Arrest, Gainsbourg's final album, was another collaboration with American Billy Rush in New Jersey. It's difficult to say what Rush was going for here with Gainsbourg. There's the feeling that Rush was taken with both Nile Rodgers' Chic and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (especially with the "hugh, hugh, hugh" in the refrains). These are overly slick funk tunes that border on both new wave and rap, and seem to leave the subtle ironies of Gainsbourg's demented lyrics behind – which is too bad because this record is a step up lyrically from Love on the Beat.
Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}
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© 1973, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-5
Rock / Pop / International / Chanson / French Pop / French Rock / Western European Traditions

Serge Gainsbourg's fascination with the noisier bodily functions has been well-documented, both by his biographers and by his own records. Who else, after all, would commission Sly & Robbie to lay down their earthiest, dubbiest reggae rhythm, then punctuate it with nonstop farting noises ("Evguenie Sokolov" from 1981's Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles album)? Who else would write a novel about a gas-stricken painter who turns his body-burps to his artistic advantage? And whose else could conceive an album dedicated in its near-entirety to…well, the song titles tell that story: "La Poupee Qui Fait" translates as "The Doll That Goes to the Toilet," the title track documents the messier consequences of anal sex, and "Des Vents, des Pets, des Boums" means, simply, "Wind, Farts, Booms."
Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}
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© 1981, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-4
Reggae / Pop / Roots Reggae / Chanson / Reggae-Pop

Recorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives. The breezy melodies of his prime material from the '60s and '70s are unfortunately missing. Though the sound and production is up to Gainsbourg's usual high standards, the songs are much weaker than expected. With little to anchor it except the players and Gainsbourg's seedy vocal delivery, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles simply floats away. :)
Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat (1984) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 8of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat (1984) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 8of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-6
Rock / French Pop / Funk / New Wave / Chanson

1984's Love on the Beat will forever be one of Serge Gainsbourg's most memorable recordings, but not for its musical quality. First and foremost it is the album that gave us the notorious, now infamous, single "Lemon Incest," with its equally scandalous video featuring Gainsbourg on a bed with his scantily clad 12-year-old daughter Charlotte performing the song. It is also the only American recording made by Gainsbourg, recorded in New Jersey with Billy Rush and synth king Larry Fast providing most of the synth programming. Finally, it is notorious for its feminine screaming on the title track, adding a double entendre to the word "beat" in the title.

Serge Gainsbourg - Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons 5CD Box Set (2006)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at June 21, 2015
Serge Gainsbourg - Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons 5CD Box Set (2006)

Serge Gainsbourg - Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons 5 CD Box Set (2006)
French Pop, Chanson | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 702 Mb | Covers - 11,6 Mb
Label: Mercury Records | Release Year: 2006

The 5 CD Box Set are presented in a roughly chronlogical order, with most tracks grouped by album, to provide a spectacular timeline of his career. Several of his albums are presented in near complete form–in the case of "Histoire de Melody Nelson," the whole thing is included on here. I would highly recommend this album to anyone who loves Gainsbourg but doesn't want to have to hunt down all of his albums individually.