Wes Anderson asked Jarvis Cocker to record a new version of “Aline” for his new film The French Dispatch. The French pop hit from 1965, “Aline” was originally performed and made famous by Christophe. The song appears in a critical scene in The French Dispatch, the character Tip Top appears on a poster in the café where the revolutionary youth of Paris congregate, while the song plays on the jukebox. Anderson and Cocker decided to collaborate on an entire album of French material from the same period, songs originally made notable by the likes of Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsburg, Jacques Dutroc and others. And with this, the album named after Tip Top is here.
CONTACT (originally recorded by Brigitte Bardot)
LES GENS SONT FOUS, LES TEMPS SONT FLOUS (originally recorded by Jacques Dutronc)
IL PLEUT SUR LA GARE (originally recorded by Brigitte Fontaine & Areski)
DANS MA CHAMBRE (originally recorded by Dalida – & the Walker Brothers)
LA TENDRESSE (originally recorded by Marie LaFôret)
LOOKING FOR YOU/ JE TE CHERCHE (originally recorded by Nino Ferrer) Nino recorded his version in English so this is actually the world premiere of the French version! Translation by Laetitia.
MAO MAO (originally recorded for the soundtrack of “La Chinoise” by Jean Luc Godard recorded by Claude Channes
ELLE ET MOI (originally recorded by Max Berlin)
MON AMI LA ROSE (originally recorded by Françoise Hardy
PAROLES PAROLES (originally recorded by Alain Delon & Dalida)
REQUIEM POUR UN CON (originally recorded by Serge Gainsbourg)