Cult Serge Gainsbourg album set for deluxe re-release

Extras packed versions of ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’ are out November 7

Serge Gainsbourg’s 1971 concept album ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’ will be re-released in Super Deluxe, Deluxe and Vinyl Picture formats on November 7.

Including new and unreleased material, alternative vocal takes and instrumentals, the albums also come complete with a DVD featuring music videos recorded for the original album’s seven tracks as well as a documentary featuring interviews with cover star and vocalist Jane Birkin and arranger Jean-Claude Vannier.

In 2006 Jean-Claude Vannier performed the record live at London Barbican with Jarvis Cocker, Badly Drawn Boy and Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals filling in for Gainsbourg. Vannier also lead an all-star cast featuring Beck and Sean Lennon in a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg at the Hollywood Bowl this August.

The tracklistings for the new editions of ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’ are:

CD 1: Original Album
‘Melody’
‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’
‘Valse De Melody’
‘Ah ! Melody’
‘L’hôtel Particulier’
‘En Melody’
‘Cargo Culte’

CD 2: Bonus Album
‘Melody’ (Complete Take – Unreleased)
‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’ (Alternative Voice Take – Unreleased)
‘Valse De Melody’ (Alternative Voices Take – Unreleased)
‘Ah ! Melody’ (Alternative Voices Take – Unreleased)
‘Melody Lit Babar’ (Voice Version – Unreleased Track)
‘Melody Lit Babar’ (Instrumental Version – Unreleased Track)
‘L’hôtel Particulier’ (Complete Take – Unreleased)
‘En Melody’ (Alternative Take – Unreleased)
‘Cargo Culte’ (Instrumental Version – Unreleased)

LP 1: Original Album
Side A:
‘Melody’
‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’
‘Valse De Melody’
‘Ah ! Melody’
Side B:
‘L’hôtel Particulier’ (Complete Take – Unreleased)
‘En Melody’ (Alternative Take – Unreleased)
‘Cargo Culte’ (Instrumental Version – Unreleased

LP 2: Bonus Album
Side A:
‘Melody’ (Complete Take – Unreleased)
‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’ (Alternative Voice Take – Unreleased)
‘Valse De Melody’ (Alternative Voices Take – Unreleased)
‘Ah ! Melody’ (Alternative Voices Take – Unreleased)
‘Melody Lit Babar’ (Voice Version – Unreleased Track)
Side B:
‘Melody Lit Babar’ (Instrumental Version – Unreleased Track)
‘L’hôtel Particulier’ (Complete Take – Unreleased)
‘En Melody’ (Alternative Take – Unreleased)
‘Cargo Culte’ (Instrumental Version – Unreleased)

DVD
Original Album 5.1 Version
‘Melody’
‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’
‘Valse De Melody’
‘Ah ! Melody’
‘L’hôtel Particulier’
‘En Melody’
‘Cargo Culte’
Exclusive unreleased documentary

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