Published Nov 21, 2011A while back, Serge Gainsbourg's son Lulu announced that he was working on a compilation tribute to his father. Now, there are five tracks from the record, aptly titled From Gainsbourg to Lulu, available to hear.
Rufus Wainwright delivers a version of "Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais" effortlessly, while Marianna Faithfull's "Manon" also seems like a perfect fit. Hollywood pair Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis offer up a nice rendition of "Ballade de Melody Nelson," while Shane MacGowan's "Sous Le Soleil Exactement" and Iggy Pop's "Initial B.B." sound a little rougher around the edges, but are still worth a listen.
Lulu himself appears on about half the album's tracks, while he also recruited his starlet sister Charlotte Gainsbourg to perform on the tribute record.
Courtesy of Cover Me, listen to the five aforementioned tracks below.
From Gainsbourg to Lulu will be released in North America on November 29.
Rufus Wainwright "Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais":
Rufus Wainwright – Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais (Serge Gainsbourg cover) by rfp86
Marianne Faithfull "Manon":
Marianne Faithfull – Manon (Serge Gainsbourg cover) by rfp86
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis "Ballade de Melody Nelson":
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis – Ballade de Melody Nelson (Serge Gainsbourg cover) by rfp86
Shane MacGowan "Sous Le Soleil Exactement":
Shane MacGowan – Sous Le Soleil Exactement (Serge Gainsbourg cover) by rfp86
Iggy Pop "Initial B.B.": Iggy Pop – Initial B.B. (Serge Gainsbourg cover) by rfp86