Posted in music on February 17, 2006

Serge Gainsbourg - Various Artist - Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, 2006

Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited comes out on February 27, 2006.

"Franz Ferdinand, Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithfull, Placebo, Carla Bruni, Portishead, Jarvis Cocker, Kid Loco, Françoise Hardy, Keith Flint, Cat Power, Michaël Stipe, Tricky, The Kills, Gonzales, Feist, Dani, The Rakes….All take part in the singular album of which it is a question here.

The bet was serious: to bring together artists resulting from the international scene to interpret English adaptations of the songs of Serge Gainsbourg. The casting and the various finally joined together versions exceed the hopes..." [joelearou]

UPDATE: The Modern Age has MP3s

Track list below...

01. A Song For Sorry Angel - Franz Ferdinand and Jane Birkin
02. I Love You (Me Either) - Cat Power and Karen Elson
03. I Just Came To Tell You That I'm Going - Jarvis Cocker and Kid Loco
04. Requiem For Anna - Portishead
05. Requiem For A Jerk - Faultline, Brian Molko and Franciose Hardy
06. L'Hotel - Michael Stipe
07. Au Revoir Emmanuelle - Tricky
08. Lola R. For Ever - Marianne Faithful and Sly and Robbie
09. Boomerang 2005 - Gonzales, Feist and Dani
10. Boy Toy - Marc Almond and Trash Palace
11. The Ballad Of Melody Nelson - Placebo
12. Just A Man With A Job - The Rakes
13. I Call It Art - The Kills
14. Those Little Things - Carla Bruni

more story @ CMJ

Previously
Feist (& Jason Collett) @ Webster Hall, NYC | pics
Download the Portishead Remix Album

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Comments (8)

is it just me or are tribute albums becoming so frequent that they are becoming less and less of a tribute to the artist? why not just call it a covers album...

Posted by dan | February 17, 2006 8:38 PM

There's a wonderful Gainsbourg tribute on Tzadik that was released in '97 in the Great Jewish Music series. Features artists like Marc Ribot, Cibo Matto, Blonde Redhead, Wayne Horvitz & Robin Holcolmb and other dowtowny musicians.

Posted by drewo | February 18, 2006 12:36 PM

Well, i could care less....i'm french you see....and also i am very dead....so dont try to talk to me because i am not listening.....does anyone have a cigarette?

Posted by Serge G | February 18, 2006 11:02 PM

Heaven is smoke-free, Serge.

Hasn't Jarvis Cocker's career been just one big Gainsbourg tribute?

Posted by J | February 19, 2006 7:23 AM

I'll take the cover albums over the remix albums anyday. The Cat Power/Karen Elson duet is pretty damn sexy.

Posted by Dylan | February 20, 2006 9:00 AM

Good thing I'm not in heaven.

Posted by Serge G | June 9, 2006 3:38 PM

not too bad

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 2, 2008 10:05 PM

Such ideas is a kewl. I read this post with joy and like it so much. nice to see this and hope for more ^_^

Posted by Andrew Pelt | March 9, 2010 7:11 AM

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