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Serge Gainsbourg – Casino de Paris 1985 (Super Deluxe Edition / Live) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg – Casino de Paris 1985 (Super Deluxe Edition / Live) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:07:37 minutes | 2,65 GB | Genre: French Pop, Chanson
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Barclay (France)

“Casino de Paris” was the second live album released by French chanson singer Serge Gainsbourg.

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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.

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Serge Gainsbourg – Love On The Beat (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg – Love On The Beat (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:06 minutes | 801 MB | Genre: Chanson
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Mercury Records

Serge Gainsbourg recorded his first album in 1958. But it was at the end of the 1960s that his short affair with Brigitte Bardot changed his jazzy style towards this suggestive music with sumptuous arrangements. He then met Jane Birkin with whom he recorded the 1969 duet “Je t’aime … Moi Non Plus”, a song with scorching lyrics punctuated by gasps and explicit moans. Although it was banned in many countries, this song reached the top of the charts all over Europe. In 1971, he released The Story of Melody Nelson, a cycle of dark songs that mark his growing detachment from modern culture. Drugs, disease, suicide and misanthropy become recurring themes in his work.

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Serge Gainsbourg – Premiers Tubes (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg – Premiers Tubes (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 26:15 minutes | 203 MB | Genre: Chanson
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Diggers Factory

Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor, and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz, mambo, world, chanson, pop and yé-yé, to rock and roll, progressive rock, reggae, electronic, disco, new wave, and funk. Gainsbourg’s varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize although his legacy has been firmly established and he is often regarded as one of the world’s most influential popular musicians.

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Serge Gainsbourg – Rock Around The Bunker (1975/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg – Rock Around The Bunker (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 28:54 minutes | 560 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Records

The sequence of brilliant, if somewhat unconventional, concept albums which occupied Serge Gainsbourg through the early to mid-’70s continues with an album which can be (and indeed has been) described as either a European reclamation of the pop potential of the Third Reich, following the success of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, or an acerbic reclamation of a Jew’s own humanity 30 years after the Nazis forced him to walk the streets in a bright yellow star. Or, and seen within the context of its maker’s entire oeuvre, it might just be the slaughter of another of the sacred cows which Gainsbourg found so irresistible. His previous album, Vu de Exterieur, was dedicated to merde and pets; his next, L’Homme a Tete de Chou, tells the tale of an especially sadistic murderer. What more fitting, then, that in between times he should seize upon Adolf Hitler as a suitable theme. Recorded in England with a crack session band – who themselves were probably cracking up as the vision unfolded before them – Rock Around the Bunker is breezy, pop-inflected rock delivered, naturally, in precisely the same tones of honeyed lasciviousness and conspiratorial glee that Gainsbourg always employed for solo performances. Spy themes, pop hooks, rolling rhythms, and killer choruses – all the tricks of Gainsbourg’s trade are here, and if you don’t speak French, it could be about anything. Right?

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Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Serge Gainsbourg
Title: Histoire De Melody Nelson
Genre: Rock, Pop, French Chanson
Label: © Mercury Records | Universal Music France
Release Date: 1971/2013
Recorded: (rythm section playbacks): 21 to 23 April 1970 at Studio Marble Arch, London 21 to 23 April 1970; (orchestra): 4, 5, 8 & 11 May 1970 at Studio des Dames, Paris; (vocals): 11 to 14 January 1971 at Studio des Dames, Paris; (overdubs): 1st, 2 et 4 February 1971 at Studio des Dames, Paris.
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:01:56
Size: 9.19 GB

Video: MPEG-4 AVC 3134 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3583 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 5750 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

French icon and national treasure Serge Gainsbourg is no stranger to sexual proclivities, and with his 1971 release Histoire De Melody Nelson he shared an erotic tale as seductive today as the day it was released. With help from actress, amour, and inspiration Jane Birkin, arranger/conductor and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier (L’Enfant Assassins Des Mouches), not to mention a tight hand picked crew of top shelf U.K. session musicians, Histoire De Melody Nelson is often cited as Gainsbourg’s master work, an essential album for the discerning music lover.
You don’t need to speak a word of French to understand Histoire de Melody Nelson — one needs only to look at the front cover (with its nearly pornographic portrait of a half-naked nymphet clutching a rag doll) or hear the lechery virtually dripping from Serge Gainsbourg’s sleazily seductive voice to realize that this is the record your mother always warned you about, a masterpiece of perversion and corruption. A concept record exploring the story of — and Gainsbourg’s lust for — the titular teen heroine, Histoire de Melody Nelson is arguably his most coherent and perfectly realized studio album, with the lush arrangements which characterize the majority of his work often mixed here with funky rhythm lines which underscore the musky allure of the music. Perhaps best described as a dirty old bastard’s attempt to make his own R&B love-man’s record along the lines of a Let’s Get It On (itself still two years away from release), it’s by turns fascinating and repellent, hilarious and grim, but never dull — which, in Gainsbourg’s world, would be the ultimate (and quite possibly the only) sin. –Jason Ankeny

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Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera (1979/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera (1979/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:16 minutes | 704 MB | Genre: Reggae
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | © Mercury Music

Serge Gainsbourg’s Aux Armes Et Caetera, his biggest commercial success, was recorded in Jamaica with reggae greats Sly and Robbie and vocalists from the I Threes including Rita Marley. The first of two reggae albums from Gainsbourg, it sold over 400,000 copies within months of its release in March 1979 and yielded several big hits, including the controversial (at the time) title song, a reggae version of the French national anthem La Marseillaise.

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Serge Gainsbourg – Gainsbourg Percussions (1964/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Serge Gainsbourg – Gainsbourg Percussions (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 28:07 minutes | 592 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury

The late French pop legend created one of the first ethno pop albums with this 1964 record, which employed heavy North African and Caribbean rhythms in the pop and jazz structures of his songs. Extraordinarily inventive in the canon of ’60s Europop, Serge Gainsbourg remains the godfather of exotica and French pop decadence. Among his mid-’60s recordings, Gainsbourg Percussions is essential Gainsbourg, enhanced by Alain Goraguer’s arrangements. The album contains the hit song “New York-USA” and nine of the tracks from this album appear on the compilation Couleur Café, which is a blessing considering the original version of this fantastic LP could be a little hard to track down.

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Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Jane & Serge 1973 {Super Deluxe Edition} (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Jane & Serge 1973 {Super Deluxe Edition} (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz | Time – 01:39:12 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Mercury

Jane & Serge 1973 is an album featuring English actress & vocalist Jane Birkin and French singer-songwriter & musician Serge Gainsbourg. The record is composed of duets and solo performances by the two artists, and produced hit single “Je t’aime… moi non plus”.

This Super Deluxe Edition contains: The original album Jane Birkin Di Doo Dah + 2 titles: La décadanse (1972) and the Les langues de chat (1972). The original album of Serge Gainsbourg with unreleased songs.

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