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Inhabiting The Music: Charlotte Gainsbourg's Favourite Albums
Jeremy Allen , April 25th, 2018 07:45

Ahead of her appearance on The Quietus' stage at this year's Field Day Festival, Charlotte Gainsbourg takes Jeremy Allen through her favourite albums, from Portishead to Bach, Lou Reed to her dad


John Lennon - Imagine
Again, you have albums that refer to a certain point in your life - a real moment. This album I had to put in because when I met Yvan we lived together straight away, and we made a very long journey in my car at the time and I only two cassettes. I had a comedian called Coluche and I had Imagine. There was also a lot of classical music that he didn't respond to, and so he picked Imagine.

So we really listened to it nonstop for hours and hours for what was our first road trip. And it became our album and '(Just Like) Starting Over' became our song. I feel embarrassed because it's so cheesy to have a song that symbolises the beginning of a love story, but I have to admit that that was the one.