March 12, 2006

Jane Birkin's renaissance

I recently did a swoony post on the uberness of Charlotte Gainsbourg. Now her sultry mother, Jane Birkin, is about to release a cool new English language CD, Fictions. Jane has ripped a page from Marianne Faithfull and teamed up with a number of younger artists to record new songs. The lead track, called "Home", is by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy (see post below). Other songwriters include Magic Numbers, Beth Gibbons and Rufus Wainwright! Here is a tracklist:

Home (Words and music by Divine Comedy)

Alice (Words and music by Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan)

Living in limbo (Words and music by Gonzales)

Waterloo station (Words and music by Rufus Wainwright)

My secret (Words and music by Beth Gibbons)

Où Est la Ville (Words and music by Dominique A)

Steal me a dream (Words and music by Magic Numbers)

Sans Toi (Words and music by Cali)

Harvest moon (Words and music by Neil Young)

La reine sans royaume (Words and music by Arthur H)

Image Fantôme - pavane pour une infante défunte (Composed by Maurice Ravel, adapted by Hervé Guibert)

No samples or MP3s yet, but I will try to follow-up on this at some point.

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