THIS RELEASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA
Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur 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 Brikin/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 about 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 in to the international spotlight; and although the lead-off single “Je T’aime” and it’s seductive purrs reached top slot in the UK charts, no one other than the Pope branded the tune offensive and blasphemous. Ever the conversationalist, Gainsbourg wittily replied, “we couldn’t have gotten a better PR man!” Indeed Serge, indeed.
A1 –Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus (I Love You... Me, Not Anymore) 4:25
A2 –Serge Gainsbourg L'Anamour (The Love) 2:39
A3 –Jane Birkin Orang Outan (Orangutan) 2:25
A4 –Serge Gainsbourg Sous Le Soleil Exactement (Underneath The Sun Exactly) 2:48
A5 –Jane Birkin 18-39 2:39
A6 –Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin 69 Année Érotique (69 The Erotic Year) 3:19
B1 –Jane Birkin Jane B (After A Prelude Of Chopîn)
Music By – Chopin*
B2 –Serge Gainsbourg Elisa 2:28
B3 –Jane Birkin Le Canari Est Sur Le Balcon (The Canary Is On The Balcony) 2:18
B4 –Serge Gainsbourg Les Sucettes (The Little Sweets) 2:28
B5 –Serge Gainsbourg Manon 2:43
Record Company – UMG Recordings, Inc.
Licensed From – Universal Music Enterprises
Copyright (c) – Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Music France
Published By – Painted Desert Music Corp.
Published By – Bonus Music
Pressed By – United Record Pressing
Lacquer Cut At – Nashville Record Productions
Remastered At – Elysian Masters
Published By – Melody Nelson Publishing
Published By – Sidonie
Published By – Warner Chappell Music France
Published By – Transatlantic (5)
Published By – Universal MCA Music Publishing France
Recorded At – Fontana Studios
Recorded At – Chappells Studios
Recorded At – Studio Gaîté
Arranged By – Arthur Greenslade (tracks: 1 to 10), Michel Colombier (tracks: 11)
Design [Re-release] – Pacific Standard (2), Strath Shepard
Executive-Producer – Josh Wright, Matt Sullivan (4)
Illustration [Illustrations] – Drew Christie
Lacquer Cut By – WG*
Liner Notes – Andy Beta
Photography By – Kieron Tyler, Strath Shepard, Will Tyler (2)
Photography By [Gatefold Photo] – Richard Sterling
Producer – Jean-Claude Desmarty
Reissue Producer – Matt Sullivan (4)
Reissue Producer [Assistant] – Kate Peterson
Remastered By – Dave Cooley
Translated By [Lyrics] – Cathy Rigot, Pol Leygonie, Sandy Wilson (2)
Written-By – Serge Gainsbourg
Originally released in 1969 as Fontana 885545
Tracks A1, A3 to A5, B1 to B4 recorded at Fontana studios, London, on the 12th & 19th of November & 16th, 17th, & 18th of December 1968.
Tracks A2 & A6 recorded at Chappell studios, London on the 12th of November 1968, originally released on Sp Philips 370-751 ℗ December 1968.
Track B5 recorded at La Gaité studio, Paris in January 1968, originally released on Sp Serge Gainsbourg - Bande Originale Du Film "Manon 70" ℗ March 1968.
Remastered from the original tapes.
Gatefold LP includes insert with new detailed liner notes and English / French lyrics.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Printed): 8 26853 0048 1 7
Barcode (Scanned): 0826853004817
Matrix / Runout (Side A): B001 1399-01-A WG/NRP ⓤ
Matrix / Runout (Side B): B001 1399-01-B ⓤ
Rights Society: B.I.E.M.
Rights Society: BMI