French yé-yé musician France Gall celebrated in new reissue series

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Featuring songs written by Serge Gainsbourg, including their 1965 Eurovision-winning tune.

Three France Gall albums – Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son (1965), Baby Pop (1966), and 1968 (1968) – are being reissued on vinyl, this February via Third Man Records.

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Yé-yé – derived from the English term “Yeah! Yeah!” – grew in popularity in ’60s France, pioneered by Serge Gainsbourg and Françoise Hardy.

Gall rose to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 at age 17 with the track ‘Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son’, and went on to release 28 albums, working with artists including Gainsbourg and Michel Berger.

Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son  features Gall’s titular hit song, which she performed at the competition, while Baby Pop saw her begin to explore the psychedelia-influenced sounds she embraced on 1968.

Head here for more info in advance of their 21st February release, check out the artwork and tracklists below.

Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son

1. Poupée de cire, poupée de son
2. Le cœur qui jazze
3. Christiansen
4. Laisse tomber les filles
5. Le premier chagrin d’amour
6. On t’avait prévenue
7. Dis à ton capitaine
8. Sacré Charlemagne
9. Un prince charmant
10. Au clair de la lune
11. Nounours
12. Bonne nuit

Baby Pop

1. Baby Pop
2. Faut-il que je t’aime
3. Le temps de la rentrée
4. Attends ou va-t’en
5. Mon bateau de nuit
6. L’Amérique
7. Cet air-là
8. C’est pas facile d’être une fille
9. Nous ne sommes pas des anges
10. On se ressemble toi et moi
11. Deux oiseaux
12. Et des baisers

1968

1. Toi que je veux
2. Chanson indienne
3. Gare à toi… Gargantua
4. Avant la bagarre
5. Chanson pour que tu m’aimes un peu
6. Nefertiti
7. La fille d’un garçon
8. Bébé requin
9. Teenie weenie boppie
10. Les yeux bleus
11. Made in France
12. La petite