Les Annees Psychedeliques: 1966-1971
Le Smoke Disque is only concerned with the output of one man - that is, the late French icon Serge Gainsbourg. And, as most every music fan knows, in the late 60s and early 70s Gainsbourg and his stable of arrangers and musicians could get down with the best of 'em. This collection stands as the definitive survey of Mssr. Gainsbourg's psychedelic years. Culling its music from rare vinyl (Gainsbourg's ultra-rare 7" B-side from the Mister Freedom OST) and master tapes (the superb and never commercially released "La Horse" and the breakbeat classic "Requiem Pour Un Con") and utilizing tasteful restoration and remastering, Le Smoke Disque's latest anthology promises to be the first time that many of these songs will be heard by the record-buying public - at least in this form. And with bonus beats to boot. There's a reason why Le Smoke Disque is a subsidiary of the acclaimed Peak Of Western Civilization Records, the company that brought us such classic compilations as "Incidental Music from The French New Wave Masters" and "Le Planet Fantastique - Alain Goraguer's Very Best." Contains arrangements by the visionaries Michel Colombier and Jean Claude Vannier.