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Histoire de Melody Nelson
Serge Gainsbourg
Histoire de Melody Nelson
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
2009 U.S. pressing of this classic album from the controversial French singer/songwriter, originally released in 1971. Sex has always sold, but presented with a landmark musical backdrop, the combination is rare as finding...  more »

      
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All Artists: Serge Gainsbourg
Title: Histoire de Melody Nelson
Members Wishing: 14
Total Copies: 0
Label: LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Original Release Date: 1/1/1971
Re-Release Date: 3/24/2009
Album Type: Extra tracks
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Rock, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826853004022

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2009 U.S. pressing of this classic album from the controversial French singer/songwriter, originally released in 1971. Sex has always sold, but presented with a landmark musical backdrop, the combination is rare as finding the elusive "G Spot". Quite often, attempts fall flaccid, missing the titillating mark by a mile. But French icon and national treasure Serge Gainsbourg is no stranger to sexual proclivities, and with Histoire De Melody Nelson, he shared an erotic tale as seductive today as the day it was released. With help from actress, amour, and inspiration Jane Birkin, arranger/conductor and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier, not to mention a tight hand picked crew of top shelf UK session musicians, Nelson is often cited as Gainsbourg's master work, an essential album for the discerning music lover. Seven tracks.

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No Extra Tracks
Doctor LongGhost | 11/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 2009 release from Light in the Attic records is the way to go, but be informed that despite amazon's claim, there are no extra tracks on this release, just the 7 original ones, clocking in at a little under half an hour. That's okay, though, because every second of this music is perfect. Buy it now. You won't regret it."
Bolero squared with a mod, irresistable edge
Music like water | 12/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If your looking for mood music that will create a sexy, seductive atmosphere this is it. Staying on course throughout, impossible to resist, it will exceed your highest expectations. Just add the wine & scented candles and let it roll..."
It's hot. It's cool. It's hip, it's nostalgic... it's The Po
J. Gunning | Midst the Oaks of SRH | 11/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bored? Have you heard it all before? Try this record: the logical conclusion of all Pop preceding it, and the antecedent to most of what has followed. Including sumptuous Pop, cool Jazz, stinging Rock, and sensual emoting, you probably have heard this record before, but you may not know it. This record echoes in the subconscious. It's hot. It's cool. It's hip, it's nostalgic... it's a timeless classic. For an average American, it's a true sophisticate's discovery and an unexpected journey. For everybody, it's instantly enjoyable, yet also challenging, a bit frightening, funny and, most of all, lush. Whatever this is, specifically, it's not been done better."