It was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, with some of the island's best reggae musicians as well as members of the I ThreesBob Marley 's backup chorus which includes Rita Marley. Further expanded by new mixes, dubs and Jamaican versions released in andthe album is considered by many as being one of his masterpieces.
The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 50th greatest French rock album out of Dial 911 - Various - Big Fuckin Beats The album sold over one million Broken Heroes - Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed III inturning him into a major sensation in France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland.
The title track is a reggae adaptation of La Marseillaisethe French national anthem. Soon after the song's first appearance on television on April 1, a controversial appearance followed as the recording was perceived by some as an insult to the French Republicit became a big success. Gainsbourg received death threats upon release of his cover of the French national anthem.
Deeply hurt, in turn the singer published a striking reply. Other critics did not like that the original text was truncated, half of the chorus line including the most military-oriented section of the song being edited out. Some years later inGainsbourg purchased the original manuscript of "La Marseillaise" at an auction, which was signed by the composer. A short European tour featuring the Jamaican group The Revolutionaries see-line-up below but not the I-Three followed in Decemberculminating in a series of shows in Paris.
At a show in Strasbourg, outraged paratroopers showed up in the concert hall and the show was cancelled. Serge Gainsbourg nevertheless came onstage on his own and courageously sang the regular national anthem, stating that he gave " La Marseillaise its original revolutionary meaning back ". The soldiers then sang along with him in a military salute posture.
The event was shown on TV news, causing more controversy and sarcasm - and boosting album sales. In that album was also given the Aux Armes Et Cætera - Serge Gainsbourg Feat. Revolutionaries* - Aux Armes Et Cætera style" treatment see "new mixes" below by Bruno Blum and Soljie Hamilton. All tracks were mixed by veteran Jamaican sound engineer Soljie Hamilton. Serge Gainsbourg's other two reggae albums were also newly mixed by producer Bruno Blum with engineers Soljie Hamilton and Thierry Bertomeu.
In addition, a four-track 10" vinyl record featuring four mixes of the newly recorded version of "Marilou Reggae" was issued. The book text was written by Bruno Blum and features original producer Philippe Lerichomme photographs. Previously unreleased recordings from the other two albums are also included, making this set the definitive, complete Gainsbourg reggae sessions set.
All dubs were mixed in Jamaica by Blum and Jamaican dub master Soljie Hamilton, except for seventeen tracks taken from the live album, all of which were mixed by Blum and Marcadet Studio engineer Bryan Pachaud in France. The book text was written by Bruno Blum and features his photographs as well as original producer Philippe Lerichomme's. Named "Je Allen & Envy - Uriel t'aime plus, moi aussi", the full vocal version of this song has not yet surfaced.
Apparently the song was refused by the Gainsbourg estate because of X-rated lyrics, creating a bit of an intrigue as unheard Gainsbourg musical creations are very much sought after by fans — furthermore when controversial.
The vocals were actually taken from a Gainsbourg-directed video creation featuring an unrestrained Gainsbourg talking about women and filmed by Bar-David's team. The video has not surfaced either. All tracks are written by Serge Gainsbourgexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article Aux Armes Et Cætera - Serge Gainsbourg Feat. Revolutionaries* - Aux Armes Et Cætera additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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