1973 Debut Solo Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP!
Collaboration With Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier!
Di Doo Dah is the first true solo album from British born actress, model, singer, mother and French national treasure, Jane Birkin. Emerging as a creative and beatific force in London's Swinging '60s, she met Parisian provocateur Serge Gainsbourg in 1968 on the film set of Slogan and birthed one of the most fantastic creative collaborations the world has ever known. After the 1969 duet album Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus and the landmark L'Histoire De Melody Nelson, Jane was ready for her own namesake debut. Di Doo Dah sees Birkin, Gainsbourg and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier (L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches) meld Jane's fragile vocals with jazz, rock and lush orchestral textures: a perfect album for living and loving.
Light In The Attic's definitive version of Di Doo Dah is pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with original artwork, unseen photographs and extensive liner notes by renowned music journalist Andy Beta (Spin, The FADER). With full cooperation and insight from Birkin herself - not to mention French lyrics and English translations - this reissue truly allows listeners to delve into the album's witty and frank world of sex, sin, voyeurism, motorcycles, Brighton and banana boats.
So what exactly does Di Doo Dah mean? "Nothing at all!" replied Birkin in a BBC interview from 1973. But this album is far from a throwaway, showing a maturity and musical understanding from all parties involved. By the early '70s, this lady was already a mother and very much aware of traditional gender roles as well as the sexual revolution - clearly able to plumb the necessary emotional depths required to translate Serge's madcap lyrics and songs. It is true that in Birkin, Serge had finally found his match and most transcendent muse. And although the couple eventually went their separate ways, they left us all whistling much more than "Zipp-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" in the process.
Viva Di Doo Dah!
This set is revelatory, an offbeat sensual pop masterpiece that holds up spectacularly nearly half-a-century later.
- 180g Vinyl
- Pinnacle collaboration between Jane, Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier
- Expanded gatefold jacket
- Original artwork
- Unseen photographs
- Extensive liner notes including a new interview with Jane Birkin
- French lyrics & English translations
- Di Doo Dah
- Help Cammionneur!
- Encore Lui
- Puisque Je Te Le Dis
- Les Capotes Anglaises
- Leur Plaisir Sans Moi
- Mon Amour Baiser
- Banana Boat
- La Cible Qui Bouge
- La Baigneuse De Brighton
- C'est La Vie Qui Veut Ca