It seems like it is always reissue time, but here is news of a return engagement that is very worthwhile:
Intoxicated Man (1995) and Pink Elephants (1997) are Mick Harvey’s interpretations of the songs of legendary singer, songwriter and poet Serge Gainsbourg and are the first major works translating Gainsbourg’s infuential work from French to English. The double CD collection will include two unreleased tracks, ‘Dr Jekyll’ and ‘Run From Happiness.’
I was there when this happened the first time, and the claims made for these records are true: They really did inspire interest in Gainsbourg in a lot of people who had never heard of him before. The reissues are out on May 6th. The unreleased track “Dr. Jekyll” is below.