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Programme #195 first issued : 16 May 2021 ::::: Playing 24/7 all week

Five shows this month, so as is the custom one - this one - is given over to longer tracks.

Histoire de Melody Nelson was a 1971 concept album by Serge Gainsbourg.

The Lolita-esque pseudo-autobiographical plot of the album involves the middle-aged Gainsbourg unintentionally colliding his car into teenage girl Melody Nelson's bicycle, and the subsequent seduction and romance that ensues. Melody, in her brief appearances, played by Jane Birkin.

Histoire de Melody Nelson is considered by many critics and fans to be Gainsbourg's most influential and accomplished work, as well as one of the greatest French-language albums in popular music.

We've played excerpts from it before - 'Cargo Culte' featured in our very first show, way back whenever - but now here it is in its entirety, slightly edited to remove the gaps between tracks and turn it into one long piece.

Nicely topped and tailed by the experimental spoken word of the Four Horsemen, and the jazz of Eric Dolphy. Enoy !

01 : Velvett Fogg -- Telstar 69

02 : Four Horsemen - Seasons

03 : Serge Gainsbourg - Historie De Melody Nelson

(a) Melody
(b) Ballade De Melody Nelson
(c) Valse De Melody
(d) Ah ! Melody
(e) L'Hotel Particulier
(f) En Melody
(g) Cargo Culte

04 : Eric Dolphy - Alone Together

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