Frequently employing ingenious wordplay that would give the lyrics Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Lonely Wine / Lost In Meditation (Shellac), if not three different meanings his compositions remain wholly original and uniquely out of time.
Although he has had a growing cult following since the s, the fact that he is not more widely appreciated amongst Anglophone audiences is perhaps because Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Lonely Wine / Lost In Meditation (Shellac) has been no-one to do for Gainsbourg what Mort Shuman and Scott Walker did for Jacques Brel, offering an entry point to his work with exceptional translations and performances that created stunning versions in their own right.
View image of Credit: Alamy. He wanted to give us the very best although he was perfectly capable of writing himself. However, she is aware that her wish to bring his work to new audiences is hampered by a lack of comprehension. Variations sur Marilou is the most erotic poem you could have. Gainsbourg himself had always known that English versions of his songs could bring greater recognition and their absence frustrated him.
She herself has approached Stephen Sondheim in the past. It is an enticing prospect, and should it ever come to fruition the obvious choice to perform the songs, for many, would be Jarvis Cocker, a great admirer of Gainsbourg who certainly appreciates the difficulty of translation. He also thinks playing up the Gallic nature of the music would be a huge mistake.
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