The legendary French singer/libertine Serge Gainsbourg is a man worth honoring, and a new tribute album called From Lulu To Gainsbourg does just that. Gainsbourg’s son Lulu put together the tribute and sings about half the songs, but he also brought in an impressive array of famous people to sing his father’s songs.
Rufus Wainwright, for one, does a lovely version of “Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais” and shows some truly impressive French pronunciation along the way. We’ve got that one streaming below. And we’ve also got some other compilation tracks streaming, including contributions from Iggy Pop, Shane MacGowan, Marianne Faithfull, and, whoa, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.
Rufus Wainwright – “Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais”
Iggy Pop – “Initial B.B.”:
Shane MacGowan – “Sous Le Soleil Exactement”:
Marianne Faithfull – “Manon”:
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis – “Ballade De Melodie Nelson”:
(via Cover Me)
From Gainsbourg To Lulu is out 11/29 on Universal France.