Gainsbourg, Serge / Love and the Beat, Disc 1
Album: Love and the Beat, Disc 1   Collection:General
Artist:Gainsbourg, Serge   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Sunnyside Communications  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-12-11 Pull Date: 2006-02-12
Week Ending: Jan 15 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 05, 2015: Mix Tape: Dosed
Chez Les Ye Ye
4. Feb 21, 2007: Mood Swings - retro to metro and stuff
L'eau a La Bouche
2. Dec 15, 2009: Feed Your Head
Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus
5. May 20, 2006: the sound and the fury
3. May 30, 2008: 6 feet under
Pauvre Lola
6. May 18, 2006: Eran Mukamel (agit-pop)
La Decadanse

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-12-06
A ncw great compilation of 60’s pop art icon, with his decadent (or smut) lyrics and bubblegum/bossa/jazzy pop music. Great loungy feeling with his classics, and also a few cool newer remixes. Two separate CDs, the first mostly classic songs from the 60’s and early 70’s (though there’s one remix at the end) and the second split between his earliest songs (jazzy songs from the late 50’s, early 60’s) and much later remixes (funny arrangement). Asterisks mark my favorites.

*1. A pretty cha cha cha with congos and spy movie opening.
*2. Bossa nova.
3. Cha cha cha with horns.
4. Nostalgic-feeling song. Very French story-telling style (see Jacques Brel).
5. Romantic sha-la-la.
6. Euro-Beat classic. The song of the yeah-yeah-yeah. *7. Euro jazzy pop.
8. Bubblegum Euro pop with woman’s laughter. This type of laughter was very popular back then.
*9. Cinematic pop song about the comic strip with the sex symbol of that time, and his partner, the film star Brigitte Bardot doing sound effects.
10. Another cinematic a-la Americaine pop song, with key words added by Gainsbourg’s next partner Jane Birkin.
*11. A sequel to the classic “Je t’aime… moi non plus” love making song, also with Jane Birkin.
*12. Cool, slightly funky song.
13. A song about the year spent in London with Jane Birkin (no smut in spite of the name and the chorus).
14. Another of his classic songs. A quiet ballad with a woman whispering Melody Nelson.
15. A very French story-telling song, sung with very sexy/mysterious half whisper.
16. Wah Wah guitar and piano.
17. A funkier song, the theme song of the erotic hit film Emmanuelle (or goodbye Emmanuelle, I’m not sure).
18. Folky song with acoustic guitar, about Him leaving Her (written in Gainsbourg’s cynical/circular style, “I came to tell you that I’m leaving”).
19. A remix of the all time favorite J’ai t’aime.. most appropriately done by “the Vibrators”.

Track Listing
1. L'eau a La Bouche   10. Ford Mustang
2. Baudelaire   11. La Decadanse
3. Cha Cha Cha Du Loup   12. L'anamour
4. La Recette De L'amour Fou   13. 69 Annee Erotique
5. La Javanaise   14. Ballade De Melody Nelson
6. Chez Les Ye Ye   15. L'hotel Particulier
7. Scenic Railway   16. Panpan Cucul
8. Pauvre Lola   17. Good Bye Emmanuelle
9. Comic Strip   18. Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je
  19. Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus