Brigitte Bardot

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In the mid-'60s, sex kitten Brigitte Bardot released a series of mildly popular pop records, the most interesting of which being her collaborations with Serge Gainsbourg. Early on in her singing pursuits, rock video-type films were generated for each of her songs. The tracks on Brigitte Bardot Show serve as a soundtrack to her long forgotten television show, which she produced and which served as a stage for her to perform her hits. The album, re-released on CD by the Japanese label Flavour of Sound, contains 15 songs, five of which are instrumentals. The vocal tracks range from gentle ballads to bizarre psychedelic romps, all with an over-the-top theatricality and sung with a humorous pop assault. For fans of hip obscure French pop there are a half dozen groovy go-go tracks like "Harley Davidson" and "Contact," while for those of us who have long been hopelessly in love with the lovely Bardot, there is the sultry and dreamy "Mister Sun." While there was never any expectation that she would be asked to perform arias at the Paris opera house, her recordings are very fun and certainly entertaining.

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