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On May 23, 2005.

On May 23, 2005, “Ici, d’ailleurs…” label released “Les Retrouvailles”, the fifth Yann Tiersen studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005, and was produced by Yann Tiersen and Fabrice Laureau.

Personnel:

  • Yann Tiersen– accordion, alto saxophone, banjo, bass, Bontempi, carillon, cello, clavecin, double bass, drums, ebow, Fender Rhodes, guitar, Korg synthesizer, mandolin, marimba, melodica, organ, percussion, piano, toy piano, vibraphone, violone
  • Elizabeth Fraser- vocals
  • Jane Birkin- vocals
  • Stuart A. Staples- vocals
  • Dominique A- vocals
  • Miossec- vocals
  • Jean-François Assy – violoncello
  • Orchestre National de Paris
  • Frederic Dessus – violin
  • Guillaume Fontanarosa – violin
  • Bertrand Causse – vertical viola
  • Anne Causse Biragnet – violoncello
  • Armelle Legoff – violin
  • Frédéric Haffner – violin
  • Elliott – flute
  • Ludovic Morillon – drums
  • Christine Ott- ondes Martenot

Track listing:

All tracks by Yann Tiersen, except where noted.

  1. Western
  2. Kala – Elizabeth Fraser, Yann Tiersen
  3. Loin des villes
  4. La Veillée
  5. Plus d’hiver
  6. A ceux qui sont malades par mer calme
  7. A Secret Place – Stuart A. Staples, Yann Tiersen
  8. Le Matin
  9. Les Enfants
  10. Le Jour de l’ouverture – Ané, Miossec, Yann Tiersen
  11. La Boulange
  12. La Plage
  13. Mary
  14. 7:PM
  15. Les Retrouvailles
  16. La Jetée

In March 1971.

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In March 1971, “Philips” label released “Histoire de Melody Nelson”, the tenth Serge Gainsbourg album. It was recorded April 1970 – February 1971, at “Studio Marble Arch” in London, and “Studio des Dames” in Paris, and was produced by Jean-Claude Desmarty. “Histoire de Melody Nelson” is regarded to be the best and most influential Gainsbourg album.

Personnel:

  • Serge Gainsbourg- vocals, piano, guitar
  • Alan Parker– guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan- rhythm guitar
  • Dave Richmond– bass
  • Roger Coulam– keyboards
  • Jean-Claude Vannier- arrangements, orchestra direction
  • Jane Birkin- vocal parts
  • Dougie Wright – drums
  • Jean-Luc Ponty- electric violin
  • Jean-Claude Charvier – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Serge Gainsbourg except where noted.

  1. Melody
  2. Ballade de Melody Nelson – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  3. Valse de Melody
  4. Ah! Melody – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  5. L’hôtel particulier
  6. En Melody – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  7. Cargo culte