Published Mar 30, 2015Legendary French artist Serge Gainsbourg left behind a massive discography when he passed away in 1991, but there are still releases that we haven't heard. Among them is a soundtrack from 1969 that was presumed lost until now. It'll finally be released next month.
Working with Jean-Claude Vannier, Gainsbourg composed the score to the 1969 film Les Chemins de Katmandou. The master tapes were thought to have been destroyed, so the release has never been reissued. Earlier this year, however, the masters were discovered in an old suitcase by the daughter of one of Vannier's associates.
Now transferred and mastered, the lost album will appear on a reissue of Le Cinema de Serge Gainsbourg. The five-disc CD compilation will also include previously unreleased music from 1980's Gainsbourg-directed Equateur and a Gainsbourg/Vannier piece from 1970's La Horse.
Le Cinema de Serge Gainsbourg will arrive on April 20 via EmArcy, Mercury and Universal France. The release's tracklisting is available on Amazon France.
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