Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin ‎
Je T'aime... Moi, Non Plus

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Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg (also known as Je t'aime... moi non plus) is an album featuring duets and solo performances by Serge Gainsbourg and his then lover, Jane Birkin. It was released in 1969 and included the worldwide hit "Je t'aime... moi non plus", which achieved notoriety for its salacious lyrics with a backing of ecstatic female moaning, culminating in an apparent orgasm at the song's finale. – Wiki

Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually exaggerated times. Building on the North American re-introduction to the maestro’s work with 1971’s masterpiece concept album Histoire de Melody Nelson, Light In The Attic Records is thrilled to announce their follow-up Gainsbourg reissue. 1969’s Jane Brikin/Serge Gainsbourg (often referred to as Je t’aime… Moi, Non Plus).

Recorded as a series of duets and solo performances, with lover, actress, and model Birkin, the pair’s chemistry-enhanced collaboration was thrust about the record buying public to much shock and horror, but indeed found global success. The disc quickly shot its cigarette brandishing author and fresh-faced vocalist in to the international spotlight; and although the lead-off single “Je T’aime” and it’s seductive purrs reached top slot in the UK charts, no one other than the Pope branded the tune offensive and blasphemous. Ever the conversationalist, Gainsbourg wittily replied, “we couldn’t have gotten a better PR man!” Indeed Serge, indeed. – Press Release

““Je T’Aime…” was perfect for discotheques and boutiques: a gorgeous mixture of a light, hook-laden tune and breathless suggestive cooing that remains unmatched. It’s not for me to say what is or isn’t obscene, but the song has an insistent bass line, a slapped guitar chord, and a delicate balance of romance and passion that is neither sordid nor sentimental. “Je T’Aime…” conjures the cultural perfume of 1960s Europe as easily as the phallic design of an E-type Jaguar, a mazy run by George Best, the organ sound from “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (which it partially resembles), a photo of the uncovered legs of the mini-skirted Jean Shrimpton, or the very words St. Tropez.” – Popmatters

Item description:


Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin ‎


Je T'aime... Moi, Non Plus


Light In The Attic


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram, Gatefold



Release Date:

This reissue: 2010 | Original - 1969





Catalog No:

LITA 048