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Jean-Claude Vannier

L'Orchestre De Jean-Claude Vannier Plays Alternative Versions Of

Label: Finders Keepers Records

Format: 7"

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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Few copiesback in stock. Late in 2015, exactly ten years since Finders Keepers Records first liberated Jean Claude Vannier’s 1973 French Holy Grail concept LP L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches, the label was handed a very unexpected anniversary gift in the form of a small clutch of lost Vannier studio master tapes.  Having worked closely with Jean Claude to leave no stone unturned both label and artist were shocked and delighted to be given what turned out to be further insights in to the musical ideas and ambitions of the 29-year-old composer during those mythical studio sessions which occurred a few months after the release of his seminal work on Histoire De Melody Nelson.

The original L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches LP has been the source of inspiration and awe for artists of all disciplines, critics and connoisseurs alike while retaining a firm fixture in many a tome and top ten, accounting for indispensable moments in avant-garde pop and experimental rock music and (with FKs repressing schedule as testimony) continues to gain momentum. The fact that these masters were dubbed to a separate master tape as a proposed aborted major label single indicates that they were the first (and most exciting) tracks to emerge from the flamboyant visionary sessions which eventually trickled out on small independent French label stimulating record collector nirvana in the process.

Including new unheard instrumentation, alternative arrangements and mix board levels, this special limited release comes packaged in authentic 1970’s promo bag artwork and marks the first in a series of new vintage Vannier projects extracted from a new vault of genuinely, previously “lost” materials.

Details
Cat. number: FKSP008
Year: 2015
Notes:
Amazing master tape discovery of a misplaced 1973 Jean-Claude Vannier single, including previously unheard instrumentation and alternative arrangements from the first days of the sessions for his album L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches, recorded a few months after Vannier's seminal work on Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971). Authentic 1970s promo artwork. The words "Mouches" on first title and "Gardes" on second title are wrongly printed in the singular on the sleeve. RSD 2016 Limited Edition of 2,000.

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