Brigitte Fontaine

L' Un N'Empeche Pas l'Autre

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AllMusic Review by Jon O'Brien

Produced by Ivor Guest, avant-garde maverick Brigitte Fontaine's 17th studio album, L'Un N'Empeche Pas l'Autre, is a curious duets collection featuring three rare '90s recordings with Grace Jones (a cover of Duke Ellington's "Caravan"), Belgian singer/songwriter Arno ("Supermarket"), and award-winning actress Emmanuelle Seigner ("Dressing") and four brand-new compositions, including collaborations with French pop vocalist Jacques Higelin ("Duel") and longtime friend Areski Belkacem ("Le Grand Père"), alongside six reworkings of material from her back catalog, including "Pipeau" (Matthieu Chédid, aka -M-), "Hollywood" ('60s chanteur Christophe), and "Les Vergers" (Noir Désir frontman Bertrand Cantat).

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