(2003) Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles-Version Internationale

Serge Gainsbourg

... read moreRecorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives. The breezy melodies of his prime material...

01:51′:44″ 33 Songs

Disk 1

1
Serge Gainsbourg
Overseas Telegram
3:36
2
Serge Gainsbourg
Ecce Homo
3:20
3
Serge Gainsbourg
Mickey Maousse
2:32
4
Serge Gainsbourg
Juif Et Dieu
3:10
5
Serge Gainsbourg
Shush Shush Charlotte
2:46
6
Serge Gainsbourg
Toi Mourir
2:03
7
Serge Gainsbourg
La Nostalgie Camarade
3:23
8
Serge Gainsbourg
Bana Basadi Balalo
3:04
9
Serge Gainsbourg
Evguenie Sokolov
2:53
10
Serge Gainsbourg
Negusa Nagast
3:04
11
Serge Gainsbourg
Strike
2:55
12
Serge Gainsbourg
Bad News From The Stars
1:27

Disk 2

1
Serge Gainsbourg
Overseas Dub (Overseas Telegram)
3:09
2
Serge Gainsbourg
Dub Homo (Ecce Homo)
2:45
3
Serge Gainsbourg
Dub Maousse (Mickey Maousse)
3:03
4
Serge Gainsbourg
Juif Et Dub (Juif Et Dieu)
4:25
5
Serge Gainsbourg
Dub Charlotte (Shush Shush Charlotte)
3:55
6
Serge Gainsbourg
Toi Dub (Toi Mourir)
4:38
7
Serge Gainsbourg
Nostalgie Dub (La Nostalgie Camarade)
5:12
8
Serge Gainsbourg
Bana Basadi Dub (Bana Basadi Balado)
4:02
9
Serge Gainsbourg
Strike Dub (Strike)
4:12
10
Serge Gainsbourg
Dub From The Stars (Bad New From The Stars)
2:45
11
Serge Gainsbourg
Overseas Telegram (Telegram)
3:25
12
Serge Gainsbourg
Ecce Homo (Love)
3:25
13
Serge Gainsbourg
Mickey Maousse (Minnie Pussy)
3:27
14
Serge Gainsbourg
Juif Et Dieu (Jews)
3:52
15
Serge Gainsbourg
Shush Shush Charlotte (Don't Cry)
2:57
16
Serge Gainsbourg
Toi Mourir (Rub A'dub International)
3:29
17
Serge Gainsbourg
La Nostalgie Camarade (Man A Beg Fe Life)
3:02
18
Serge Gainsbourg
Bana Basadi Balalo (Rock Me My Baby)
3:22
19
Serge Gainsbourg
Evguenie Sokolov (Show Love)
3:15
20
Serge Gainsbourg
Negusa Nagast (One Thousand Drums Or More)
4:33
21
Serge Gainsbourg
Strike (Strike!)
4:38
Released 01 January 2003, ℗ 2003 Mercury Music Group

Review

Recorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives. The breezy melodies of his prime material from the '60s and '70s are unfortunately missing. Though the sound and production is up to Gainsbourg's usual high standards, the songs are much weaker than expected. With little to anchor it except the players and Gainsbourg's seedy vocal delivery, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles simply floats away. ~ John Bush