Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin ‎– Jane Birkin - Serge Gainsbourg

Fontana ‎– 885.545 MY
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Laminated sleeve.

Michel Colombier uncredited for A4, B2 & B5 arrangements.

Serge Gainsbourg avec l'aimable autorisation des disques PHILIPS

• Tracks A1, A3 to A5, B1 to B4 recorded at Fontana studios, London, on the 12th & 19th of November & 16th, 17th, & 18th of December 1968.
• Tracks A2 & A6 recorded at Chappell studios, London on the 12th of November 1968, originally released on Sp Philips 370-751 ℗ December 1968.
• Track B5 recorded at La Gaité studio, Paris in January 1968, originally released on Sp Serge Gainsbourg - Bande Originale Du Film "Manon 70" ℗ March 1968.

Second version repressed in June 1969, without "Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus", within "La Chanson De Slogan".

• Track A1 "Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus" :
Music first created for Jacques Poitrenaud's film "Carré de Dames Pour un As" (1966), developped in Edouard Luntz's film "Les Cœurs Verts" (1966), then recorded in duet with Brigitte Bardot on 10th December 1967 at Studio Hoche and never been released from 1986 single : Bardot* - Gainsbourg* - Je T'aime Moi Non Plus
• Track A2 "L'Anamour" :
Originally created by Françoise Hardy on the Vogue Lp CLD 728 ℗ november 1968.
• Track A4 "Sous Le Soleil Exactement" :
Originally created by Anna Karina for the color telefilm broadcasted on french tv ORTF channel first on 13th January 1967 : Serge Gainsbourg - Anna (Bande Originale De La Comédie Musicale) ℗ 1967.
• Track B1 "Jane B." :
Lyrics influenced by Vladimir Nabokov's text from "Lolita". Music inspired from Frédéric Chopin Prélude N°4, Opus 28. See Various - Les Classiques De Gainsbourg - Les Musiques Classiques Qui L'Ont Inspiré
• Track B2 "Elisa" :
Music first created for the film "L'Horizon" (1967), instrumental version originally released on Ep Serge Gainsbourg - Bande Originale Du Film "L'Horizon" ℗ November 1967.
• Track B3 "Le Canari Est Sur Le Balcon" :
Music first created for Edouard Luntz's film "Les Cœurs Verts" (1966) under the title "My Green Heart", published on Serge Gainsbourg - Le Cinéma De Serge Gainsbourg - Musiques De Films 1959-1990 ℗ 2001. Music also reused for "Help Camionneur" on Jane Birkin first album Jane Birkin - Di Doo Dah ℗ 1973.

Matrix number is 885.545 on label but 885.445 on Runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label A): 885.545 1Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label B): 885.545 2Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped): FON AA 885 445 1Y 380 885 545
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped): FON AA 885 445 2Y 380 885 545
  • Price Code: Ⓣ
  • Other (Code [for Standard]): Ⓢ


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November 1, 2013
I have release #885, anyone knows what year/country it is ?
I suppose 1969/France sin I bought from a French guy.
Could me the same as 885.545...


December 21, 2012
If you pitch the speed down a little bit, this LP gets supper deep and breathy.
Both Serge and Jane take on a whole new sonic level.
It is uncanny...