1. SERGE GAINSBOURG - Histoire de Melody Nelson - Inner Ocean Records
  2. SERGE GAINSBOURG - Histoire de Melody Nelson - Inner Ocean Records


Histoire de Melody Nelson

Regular price $29.99
Label: Light In The Attic
Catalog:  LITA 040

Release Notes
  • Old school style tip-on gatefold jacket with the original artwork
  • Insert includes 1971 Q&A interview with Serge and liner notes by Andy Beta
  • LP pressed at RTI

“One of the greatest marriages of rock band and orchestra.” - Beck

10/10 - Best New Reissue - Pitchfork

5/5 - AllMusic

Often cited as the masterwork of French icon and national treasure Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire De Melody Nelson features actress, amour, and inspiration Jane Birkin, arranger/conductor and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier (L’Enfant Assassins Des Mouches), and a tight, hand-picked crew of top shelf U.K. session musicians, including Big Jim Sullivan, Vic Flick, Brian Odgers, and Dougie Wright. Originally released in 1971, this is an essential album for the discerning music lover.

Our initial reissue marked the first time that Histoire De Melody Nelson was ever made available domestically in the U.S., now available in two brand new très chic color variants. Dispelling countless myths, hearsay, and rumors surrounding Nelson, New York-based writer Andy Beta contributes a stylish essay for your edification, while the maestro himself chimes in with a period Q&A interview from France’s Rock N Folk Magazine, originally published in June 1971.