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Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie and Clyde (1968/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie and Clyde (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 29:44 minutes | 350 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Records

Serge and Bardot Together on this Great High-Res-Reissue. First time available in 24bit high-resolution audio. Digitally Remastered from the original analog mastertapes.

„Bonnie and Clyde isn’t actually a full-fledged collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot; during their storied mid-’60s fling the two French cultural icons recorded just a handful of tracks together, only a couple of which appear here. Nevertheless, this is a worthwhile collection. In addition to the pair’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘Comic Strip,’ this album features earlier Gainsbourg numbers, as well as Bardot recordings of compositions by Gainsbourg and others. The moody title track alone justifies the price of admission. Bardot’s vocals inject a wistful melodic dimension into Gainsbourg’s sung-spoken account of the ill-fated gangsters, producing one of pop music’s great duets. Gainsbourg was enthralled by American pop culture and the cabaret-style ‘Comic Strip’ memorably exemplifies that orientation. His lyrics lure Bardot into his cartoon world and she provides the requisite onomatopoeic interjections (‘Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!’). In a similarly American vein, on ‘Bubble Gum,’ a Gainsbourg-penned Bardot single, she sings about love and candy over a plinky-plonk saloon piano evoking the silent film era. Elsewhere, Gainsbourg’s Hollywood fascination takes a B-Movie turn, the camp ‘Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde’ suggesting the Monks at the Eurovision Song Contest. There was always more to Gainsbourg’s work than his love of Americana, though, and his incorporation of Afro-Caribbean rhythms was especially striking: ‘Pauvre Lola,’ for instance, percolates with an infectious beat. Despite much of this material’s playful character, listeners also glimpse another side of Gainsbourg. During his career, he sang about Harley motorcycles and incest and composed a song that involved simulated farting, but he was also deeply cultured. In that vein, ‘Baudelaire’ places the 19th century poet’s ‘Le Serpent Qui Danse’ in an unlikely tropical lounge setting. Of course, no Gainsbourg collection would be complete without a nod to his dissolute side, and ‘Intoxicated Man’ fits the bill with its appropriately louche, swaggering groove.“

01. Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg – Bonnie And Clyde (04:16)
02. Brigitte Bardot – Bubble Gum (01:45)
03. Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg – Comic Strip (02:10)
04. Brigitte Bardot – Un jour comme un autre (02:21)
05. Serge Gainsbourg – Pauvre Lola (02:28)
06. Serge Gainsbourg – L’eau à la bouche (BOF “L’eau à la bouche”) (02:30)
07. Serge Gainsbourg – La javanaise (02:30)
08. Brigitte Bardot – La madrague (02:33)
09. Serge Gainsbourg – Intoxicated Man (02:37)
10. Brigitte Bardot – Everybody Loves My Baby (02:11)
11. Serge Gainsbourg – Baudelaire (02:27)
12. Serge Gainsbourg – Docteur Jekyll et monsieur Hyde (01:56)


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