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Histoire de Melody Nelson (vinyl version)

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A 1971 concept album about (Gainsbourg's own) lust for a titular teen heroine. Histoire de Melody Nelson is perhaps Gainsbourg's most coherent and perfectly realised studio album (with the immense help of arranger Jean-Claude Vannier). Gainsbourg's muse Jane Birkin's contribution with her  moaning, singing and giggling on the album is indispensable also. You don't need to understand French to love this album.