Best of Gainsbourg: Comme un Boomerang

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his death in 1991, Best of Gainsbourg: Comme un Boomerang is a two-CD retrospective featuring 47 tracks plucked from the extensive back catalog of France's most notorious musical enfant terrible, Serge Gainsbourg. One of hundreds of compilations that have attempted to summarize the unashamed provocateur's 40-year recording career, this Wrasse Records release is perhaps the most comprehensive since 2006's Anthologie, taking in material from his 1958 debut album, Du Chant a la Une!... ("Le Poinconneur des Lilas") right up to his 1987 swan song, You're Under Arrest (his cover version of Edith Piaf's "Mon Legionnaire"). With a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his death in 1991, Best of Gainsbourg: Comme un Boomerang is a two-CD retrospective featuring 47 tracks plucked from the extensive back catalog of France's most notorious musical enfant terrible, Serge Gainsbourg. One of hundreds of compilations that have attempted to summarize the unashamed provocateur's 40-year recording career, this Wrasse Records release is perhaps the most comprehensive since 2006's Anthologie, taking in material from his 1958 debut album, Du Chant a la Une!... ("Le Poinconneur des Lilas") right up to his 1987 swan song, You're Under Arrest (his cover version of Edith Piaf's "Mon Legionnaire"). With a track list helpfully compiled in chronological order, Comme un Boomerang showcases his ability to effortlessly shift musical direction, from the Boris Vian-inspired traditional French chanson "La Recette de l'Amour Fou," to the bohemian jazz of "Black Trombone," to the psychedelic guitar pop of "L'Hotel Particulier," to the Sly & Robbie-produced reggae of "Aux Armes et Cetera" (his controversial interpretation of the French national anthem), and to the sultry electronica of "Sorry Angel." Alongside his signature tune, the sensual and scandalous U.K. chart-topping duet with Jane Birkin, "Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus," there are also his famous collaborations with actresses Brigitte Bardot ("Bonnie and Clyde," "Comic Strip") and Catherine Deneuve ("Dieu Fumeur de Havanes"), contributions from his series of controversial '70s concept albums, the Lolita-influenced Histoire de Melody Nelson ("Ballade de Melody Nelson") and the Nazism-based Rock Around the Bunker (the title track), and his own recording of the innuendo-laden hit he penned for Parisian yé-yé singer France Gall ("Les Sucettes"). Casual fans who might be overwhelmed by its generous track list would be better off with the more streamlined Initials S.G. (2003) or The Originals (2006), but if you want to further investigate one of pop music's most eccentric figures, Comme un Boomerang is perhaps all you'll ever need.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2011
  • Label: Wrasse Import
  • EAN: 5060001274317
  • Catalog Number: 0127431
  • Sales rank: 113,831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas (2:43)
  2. 2 Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin (2:10)
  3. 3 La Recette De L'Amour Fou (1:56)
  4. 4 L' L'eau À La Bouche (2:29)
  5. 5 La Chanson De Prévert (3:00)
  6. 6 Black Trombone (2:37)
  7. 7 Baudelaire (2:27)
  8. 8 Intoxicated Man (2:37)
  9. 9 La Javanaise (2:30)
  10. 10 Chez Les Yé-Yé - Michel Gaudry (3:19)
  11. 11 Elaeudanla Téïtéïa - Michel Gaudry (1:37)
  12. 12 New York - U.S.A. (2:15)
  13. 13 Couleur Café (2:12)
  14. 14 Ces Petits Riens (2:01)
  15. 15 Qui Est "In" Qui Est "Out" (2:17)
  16. 16 Docteur Jekyll Et Monsieur Hyde (1:54)
  17. 17 Comic Strip (2:11)
  18. 18 Hold Up (2:18)
  19. 19 Chatterton (2:06)
  20. 20 Bonnie And Clyde (4:15)
  21. 21 Initials B.B. (3:33)
  22. 22 Ford Mustang (2:39)
  23. 23 Requiem Pour Un C... (2:51)
  24. 24 Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin (4:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 L' L'Anamour (2:16)
  2. 2 69 Année Érotique - Jane Birkin (3:17)
  3. 3 Sous Le Soleil Exactement (2:50)
  4. 4 Les Sucettes (2:35)
  5. 5 Élisa (2:27)
  6. 6 Ballade De Melody Nelson - Jane Birkin (2:01)
  7. 7 L' L'Hôtel Particulier (4:07)
  8. 8 La Décadanse - Jane Birkin (5:14)
  9. 9 Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais (3:19)
  10. 10 Comme Un Boomerang (2:39)
  11. 11 Rock Around The Bunker (3:21)
  12. 12 L'Ami Caouette (3:06)
  13. 13 L' Ma Lou Marilou (2:39)
  14. 14 My Lady Héroïne (3:10)
  15. 15 Sea, Sex And Sun (3:39)
  16. 16 Aux Armes Et Caetera (3:05)
  17. 17 Lola Rastaquouère (3:41)
  18. 18 Dieu Fumeur De Havanes - Catherine Deneuve (3:50)
  19. 19 La Nostalgie Camarade (3:23)
  20. 20 La Love On The Beat (3:58)
  21. 21 Sorry Angel (3:57)
  22. 22 You're Under Arrest (4:13)
  23. 23 Mon Légionnaire (5:36)
  24. 24 Mon Legionnaire
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Serge Gainsbourg Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Albert W. Ketèlbey Composer
Serge Gainsbourg Composer, Adaptation
Raymond Asso Composer
Michel Colombier Arranger, Composer
Alain Goraguer Arranger, Composer
Arthur Greenslade Arranger
Babatunde Olatunji Composer
Harry Robinson Arranger
Jean-Pierre Sabar Arranger
David Whitaker Arranger
Charles Baudelaire Composer
Jean-Claude Vannier Arranger, Composer
Marguerite Monnot Composer
Jonas Turbeaux Mastering
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