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Serge Gainsbourg "Cannabis", Bande Originale Du Film (Soundtrack) NEW 180g Vinyl

Serge Gainsbourg "Cannabis", Bande Originale Du Film (Soundtrack) NEW 180g Vinyl


Serge Gainsbourg "Cannabis"

180g Vinyl LP

Issued as part of Universal France's Essentials of Cinema series, Serge Gainsbourg's soundtracks to Michel Colombier's 1968 Ce Sacre Grand-Pere, and Pierre Koralnik's scandalous Cannabis, are among the most startling pieces of music in his oeuvre. Cannabis was based around a tawdry thriller and was set by Pierre Koralnik in the free, lone-generation of the late '60s, and starred none other than Gainsbourg and wife Jane Birkin. The film, a kind of revenge tale, featured lots of gratuitous (real) sex and was a commercial flop. But its score is one of the most sophisticated pieces of music Gainsbourgever conceived. It's a wondrously baroque and anthemic rock score with elements of Middle Eastern folk songs, and a pop cabaret joviality (courtesy of Jean-Claude Vannier's loopy song "I Want to Feel Crazy," sung by Birkin with a drugged-out string section). It was orchestrated for a complete army of electric guitars, harpsichord, strings, and the loudest bassline ever threaded through a French movie -- truly amazing. The score to the Colombier film is tacked on as bonus material, and is far more traditional, but has enough pop/rock charm and nutty electric guitar and Hammond B3 play to make it a worthy add-on to Cannabis. This is essential listening for any Gainsbourg or '60s soundtrack fan. In addition to the music are killer stills from Cannabis, and a brutally honest translated interview with Koralnik. 

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