Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

12. Serge Gainsbourg – L’Histoire De Melody Nelson

Geoff Barrow: As a non-French speaker I can only relate on a musical level to this album. I love the connection between the three or so studio players, working together as a tight unit rather than being part of the orchestra also used. The players totally vibe with each other using dynamics of playing – something very hard to hear in modern production of popular music.

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