CD released: Jul 01, 2022
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BOB STANLEY AND PETE WIGGS PRESENT FELL FROM THE SUN
In May 1968, Paris was burning. Out of the student uprising came a new wave in French music that matched the country’s mood – darker, and more introspective than yé-yé, France’s cultural revolution allowed the previously separate worlds of chanson, jazz, pop and film soundtracks to blend into each other. Laden with strings and sample-ready rhythm tracks, this new sound was exemplified by Serge Gainsbourg’s 'Histoire De Melody Nelson', but it wasn’t an isolated classic – this was a golden age for French pop.