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ARTIST
TITLE
Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg (Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus)
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LITA 048CD LITA 048CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/23/2010

"Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provocateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually exaggerated times. Building on the North American re-introduction to the maestro's work with 1971's masterpiece concept album Histoire de Melody Nelson, Light In The Attic Records is thrilled to announce their follow-up Gainsbourg reissue, 1969's Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg (often referred to as Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus). Recorded as a series of duets and solo performances with lover, actress, and model Birkin, the pair's chemistry-enhanced collaboration was thrust upon the record buying public to much shock and horror, but indeed found global success. The disc quickly shot its cigarette brandishing author and fresh-faced vocalist into the international spotlight; and although lead-off single 'Je T'aime' and its seductive purrs reached top slot in the UK charts, none other than the Pope branded the tune offensive and blasphemous. Ever the conversationalist, Gainsbourg wittly replied, 'we couldn't have gotten a better PR man!' Indeed Serge, indeed. Adding the period bonus track 'Chanson de Slogan,' (1969, arranged by Gainsbourg conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier, of 'L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches notoriety) the 11-song Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg is finally seeing the light of day on CD for the first time in North America. The release is replete with a 32-page full color booklet, original art, English/French lyrics, audio re-mastering by Dave Cooley (the genius engineer behind LITA's reissue of Histoire de Melody Nelson), and extensive liner notes, featuring an exclusive interview with the lovely and graceful Birkin who helps to provide new insight on this landmark album."