Serge Gainsbourg Aux Armes Et Caetera
- Words: Daniel Siwek
- Label: Sunnyside
Serge Gainsbourg may be perfect for seducing your girl, or even that weekend getaway in Le Car, but few people know that back in 1979 he single handedly introduced reggae to the French mainstream. Recorded with Sly and Robbie's emerging group, The Revolutionaries, Aux Armes Et Caetera is not only authentic dub on a croissant, but a masterpiece that still holds up today. Not content to just re-present the work, mastering engineer Bruno Blum also provides a second disc with dubwise versions, produced with authentic studio techniques from '70s Kingston. Since the French didn't even think about making dub versions back then, all we can say is to this re-release is oui oui.
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