Mick Harvey performs the songs of Serge Gainsbourg live ate Union Chapel in London on 27th May 2014.
Following MUTE Records' re-issues of the albums Intoxicated Man (1995) and Pink Elephants (1997), this month of April, Mick Harvey will present his interpretations of the songs of legendary singer, songwriter and poet Serge Gainsbourg live in London.
The albums were the first major works translating Gainsbourg’s infuential work from French to English. Originally Harvey embarked on the project as a result of his own curiousity about the songs and particularly the lyrics. At the time of the original recordings Gainsbourg was little known outside classic works such as Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus (I Love You… Nor Do I) and Bonnie & Clyde. On this collection these classic works are presented alongside dozens of Gainsbourg’s lesser known yet equally intriguing and unusual compositions.
Mick Harvey explains, “Translating a great writer is like walking through a minefield and I set myself the difficult task of attempting to keep the places of rhyming, metre and meaning accurate to the originals. One or more of these elements is usually dispensed with in the translating of poetry and lyrics, but I did not want to iron out any of Gainbourg’s more aberrant angles or lose any of his especially perverse and peculiar touches.”
Following the Union Chapel date, MICK HARVEY PERFORMS SERGE GAINSBOURG will head to Spain for a live date at Primavera Sound, with other European dates still to be announced.
Listen to Bonnie & Clyde here: http://bit.ly/1aLBeKg
MICK HARVEY PERFORMS THE SONGS OF SERGE GAINSBOURG at Union Chapel on Tuesday 27th of May 2014.
Doors Open: 7.00pm
Show Time: 8.00pm
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