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Jane Birkin - Lolita Go Home [1975]

Jane Birkin - Lolita Go Home [1975]

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Though she looks incredibly sexy on the cover, listeners forced to examine the material between the sleeves here won't find Jane Birkin quite so attractive. Lolita Go Home balances a few lightweight French pop songs -- most written and produced by Serge Gainsbourg -- with the American pop standards "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "Love for Sale," "Where or When," and "There's a Small Hotel." Perhaps the language barrier prevents critical thought, since the French songs are done comparatively well. When Birkin takes on songs not written especially for her narrow range, however, the entire album unravels in a mess of amateurish singing. Over a slinky porn-film production, Birkin's breathy, off-key delivery on "What Is This Thing Called Love?" and "Love for Sale" positively slaughters a pair of the best pop songs ever written in English. True, Birkin's voice improved later on in her career (she later treated "Love for Sale" with much more professionality), but the only redeemable aspect of this mid-'70s excursion is -- you guessed it -- the artwork.
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Track list:

01.Lolita Go Home
02.What Is This Thing Called Love
03.Bebe Song
04.Where Or When
05.Si Ca Peut Te Consoler
06.Love For Sale
07.Just Me And You
08.La Fille Aux Claquettes
09.Rien Pour Rien
10.French Graffiti
11.There`s A Small Hotel

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The album code is : ODI150726