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Serge Gainsbourg

histoire de melody nelson


deluxe 2cd & dvd

Released: 14th Nov 2011


picture disc

Released: 14th Nov 2011


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deluxe boxset - 2cd, 2lp, dvd & book

Released: 14th Nov 2011


a delicate & modern masterpiece of orchestral pop from ’71, remastered & rehoused in 3 limited formats including a super deluxe boxset.

created as an adult tale, each track tells the story of a teenage english girl named melody nelson (sung by jane birkin) who meets a 40 year old french man (sung by serge gainsbourg). the entire album is directed by jean-claude vannier who also composed some of the music. bonus material on all versions includes unreleased complete & alternative studio takes & an exclusive documentary. the super deluxe edition contains cd & lp pressings of the original album & studio sessions, a 5.1 surround sound dvd of the album & 50 page book about the record’s creation. “the arrangements seem to respond almost intuitively to the twists in gainsbourg's language & narrative, to the point where they're carrying as much storytelling weight as the words” 10/10 pitchfork.

histoire de melody nelson