Tag Archives: Serge Gainsbourg

On September 12, 2006.

On September 12, 2006, “Rounder/Universal” labels released “Half the Perfect World”, the fourth Madeleine Peyroux studio album. It was recorded in April 2006, and was produced by Larry Klein.

Personnel:

  • Madeleine Peyroux – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Yahel– piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, Estey organ
  • d. lang -vocal
  • Larry Goldings– celeste
  • Till Brönner– trumpet
  • Gary Foster– alto saxophone
  • Dean Parks– guitars, ukulele
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitarDavid Piltch
  • Scott Amendola– drums
  • Jay Bellerose– drums, additional cymbals
  • String quartet arranged by Mark Orton
  • Carla Kihlstedt– violin
  • Graeme Jennings– violin
  • Charith Premawardhana – viola
  • Sam Bass – cello

Track listing:

  1. I’m All Right – Walter Becker, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Klein
  2. The Summer Wind – Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer
  3. Blue Alert – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  4. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Fred Neil
  5. River – Joni Mitchell
  6. A Little Bit – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  7. Once in a While – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  8. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits
  9. Half the Perfect World – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  10. La Javanaise – Serge Gainsbourg
  11. California Rain – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  12. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
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On October 3, 2006.

On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.

Personnel:

  • Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica,  piano,  organ,  keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar,  harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching,  tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
  • James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
  • Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
  • Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
  • Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • DJ Z-Trip– scratching
  • Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
  • Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
  • Cosimo Hansen – talking
  • Sean Davis – bass guitars
  • Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
  • Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich

Samples:

  • “The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
  • “The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
  • “The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze

 

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