Mick Harvey - Delirium Tremens: Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg Vol.3

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It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg's songs into English and June 2016 sees the long awaited continuation of the series, Volume 3 - 'Delirium Tremens'. The intervening years have, of course, been full of activity and dozens of releases including 4 solo albums and several albums as a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and in collaboration with PJ Harvey. 'Delirium Tremens' brings us another wide cross-section of Gainsbourg material. From 1976's 'The Man With the Cabbage Head' (L'homme a tete de chou) all the way back to early songs such as 'Deadly Tedium' (Ce Mortel Ennui) and 'Coffee Colour' (Couleur Caf̩) from the late 50s and early 60s. as well as a selection of 5 songs from the TV special 'Anna' which starred Anna Karina with the female parts here executed with enormous charm by Xanthe Waite who has been joining Harvey on his recent shows. The album is rounded out by a beautiful rendering of the late period Jane Birkin duet 'The Decadance' (La Decadanse) where Harvey is joined on vocals by his wife Katy Beale.