Serge Gainsbourg tribute album doesn't sound half bad
What would you do if you were the spawn of one of the world's most influential pop musicians and your sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) already had the indie film market cornered? Lucien Gainsbourg (known as Lulu) has answered that question by embarking on his own musical career, starting out safe by putting together a tribute album to his dad. From Gainsbourg to Lulu, set for release on October 30 through MBM Records, features Lulu's high-profile collaborations on covers of Serge Gainsbourg classics from "Bonnie and Clyde" to "Ballade De Melodie Nelson."
The recording guest list includes Scarlett Johansson, then-husband-and-wife duo Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Rufus Wainwright, Iggy Pop, and the Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, all of whom do a surprisingly good job not stumbling over French pronunciation - although, it's questionable whether Depp really adds much besides his name to the endeavor. With its soft palette and delicate piano, Wainwright's rendition of "Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais" is probably the best of the bunch, but you can decide for yourself by checking out the track below and some of the other tracks available on Soundcloud.
|Rufus Wainwright-Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais|
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