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2CD-set / 2 single LPs /


Genre : French

Nouvelle Vague. A mythical movement that redefined France’s canons not only in film but also music. A time - the late 50s and early 60s-  when all the young musicians broke free from the older generation and created their own movement drawing from a large palette of influences.

From Jazz and soundtracks to Bossa Nova, folk and Cha Cha, this set brings you the unique sound of French pop during the Nouvelle Vague years. Featuring Sophisticated pop songs by Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy and Claude Nougaro as well as the crème of Nouvelle Vague soundtracks (including The 400 Blows, Breathless, Lola, Cleo From 5 to 7)  and a cool mix of rare tracks by Rita Cadillac (an ex of Alain Delon), Christiane Legrand and the jazz vocal groups Les Blue Stars. Tune up to the cool French sounds of the Nouvelle Vague.

. Compiled by the WEWANTSOUNDS collective and featuring 20 tracks and an essay with track by track analysis from French journalist Jacques Denis

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