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<!--020140506063082-->Various Artists - '69 Annee Melodique: Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964-1973' [(Black) Vinyl LP]

Various Artists

69 Annee Melodique: Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964-1973

Black Vinyl

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Product Details
  • May 06, 2014
  • Funk/ Jazz/ Soul
  • 3700398711669
  • FAN34636LP
  • 8.6 oz
  • new (we only sell new items)
  • Fanon Records
Collection of very rare and exclusive French pop songs from the 60s-70s, from major artists:, Serge Gainsbourg, Dalida, Jacques Dutronc, Jane Birkin, among others
Inclues exclusive instrumental version of Serge Gainsbourg hit "Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais" and "Long sera l'hiver" from Sheila
CD digipack with 28 pages booklet w/liner notes in English/French
LP with double page inner sleeve with full liner notes in English/French

The popular history of French music in the 60s often pits two opposing sides against each other: the polished 'variet' of the yy stars like Franoise Hardy against the socially-engaged singer-songwriters like Lo Ferr, but the story is far more complex.

Alongside their better-known work, stars like Dalida, Dutronc and Sheila recorded music that happily sits next to more 'serious' - and often forgotten - socially engaged artists like Jehan Jonas and Michle Arnaud. This compilation shines a light on the meeting point between these two seemingly disparate styles and the musicians behind them.

Digging deeper into the stories behind the music there is a unifying theme behind the different worlds: more often than not the players behind both styles were the same. Sometimes dismissed as journeymen that were operating at the outer reaches of their ability, the oft-ignored session musicians and arrangers held a wealth of knowledge and 'savoir-faire', not only in the lyrics and composition but also in the musical ability, recording, mixing and above all in the arrangements.

Even Serge Gainsbourg - perhaps the only artist of the time who managed to combine huge popular and critical success - collaborated with arrangers (and cult figures in French music) like Michel Colombier and Jean-Claude Vannier for his epoch-defining classics, and it is the work of these unsung figures that is celebrated here.
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