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Monday, November 11, 2013

Jane Birkin...

Last Saturday night Stu and I went to see Jane Birkin perform Arabesque at the Barbican Hall in London’s glitzy Barbican Centre.

Serge Gainsbourg’s lover, collaborator and muse of fifteen years  was there playing live her reinterpretation of classic Gainsbourg songs with Maghreb rhythms and Eastern harmonies.

I was unfamiliar with much of the pieces but as it was all in French had fun translating it on the fly as well as enjoying the songs as a first time listener.

We loved it. Birkin had quite the stage presence and danced and sang like a teenager fifty years her junior.

Here the night's set list:-

Physique et sans issue
Ces petits riens
C'est comme ça
La chanson de Prévert
Et quand bien même
L'Amour de moi
Couleur café
Anno "Close to the River"
Dépression au-dessus du jardin
Valse de Melody
Haine pour aime
Amours des feintes
She Left Home (instrumental)
Les Dessous Chics
Les clés du paradis
Fuir le bonheur de peur qu'il ne se sauve
Comment te dire adieu

Baby Alone in Babylone
La Javanaise

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